BBQ Chicken Banh Mi

Pickled Jalapenos Recipe

BBQ Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 5 sandwiches
Calories: 853kcal


The slaw

  • 1 lb daikon radish cut into 3mm x 8cm match sticks
  • 6 oz carrot cut into 3mm x 8cm match sticks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup vinegar

The Chicken

  • 1 3/4 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fruity hot sauce (optional) – or sriracha to taste

The Rest

  • 3/4 large cucumber sliced on a bias
  • 1 cup pickled jalapeno slices recipe above
  • 1-2 cups cilantro roughly chopped, no stems
  • 3/5 cup pate I used liverwurst
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • maggi seasoning
  • 5 crusty roll


The Slaw

  • Add the daikon and carrot to a mixing bowl along with the 1tsp salt and 2tsp sugar
  • massage thoroughly and consistently for 3 minutes. A puddle will form at the bottom of the bowl. Rince the vegetable in a sieve under cold water, then press it hard to squeeze out any other liquid
  • Transfer the vegetables to a mason jar
  • Combine the vinegar and 1/2 cup sugar in a measuring up, whisk til the sugar is fully dissolved, then pour into the jar until the vegetables are fully covered. Cap and refrigerate for at least an hour

The Chicken

  • Combine everything in a large mixing bowl and massage to fully coat the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and marinade at least 1 hour
  • Add vegetable oil or another high smoke point oil to a pan and heat to medium-high until the oil is shimmering. Add the chicken and marinade to the pan and stir fry for 2 minutes
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and slice into 1/4" strips, return to the pant and stir fry til done. Roughly 4-6 minutes.

The Sandwich

  • Halve the buns. Optionally dry them out a little in a 350F for about 5 minutes. Your jaw muscles will thank you
  • spread pate on the heal of each bun, top with chicken, then cilantro, slaw, jalapeno, cucumber. Spread mayonnaise on the top of the bun and sprinkle with maggi.
  • Slice in half and serve!


Calories: 853kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 2000mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 6531IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 5mg