Hainan Chicken Sandwich with Gochujang Spicy Mayo

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A twist on the classic Singaporean dish: Hainanese Chicken Rice comes this Hainan Chicken Sandwich with poached chicken, gochujang spicy mayo and sliced cucumbers and tomatoes – then can be dipped in the poached chicken broth. YUM.

This is the perfect recipe for a quick sando on the go, make ahead the night before for lunch, or you can even prep a big batch of the chicken, and make this for a weeknight dinner as well.

Hainan Chicken Sandwich with Gochujang Spicy Mayo


  • 1 cup Durst tomatoes
  • 4-5 cucumbers
  • Green onions + cilantro for garnish

Poaching Broth/Serve with Sandwich

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast
  • 1⁄2 sliced daikon
  • 1/4th cup cilantro
  • 1/4th cup green onions
  • 1 T pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Handful of salt

Gochujang Spicy Mayo

  • 2 tsp gochujang
  • 2 1⁄2 T mayo
  • 3 T sriracha
  • 1⁄2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1⁄2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Boil water in a big pot with a handful of salt. Once that comes to a boil, add in your chicken breasts and include sliced daikon, cilantro, green onions, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic cloves. Let simmer and come to a boil until the chicken is fully cooked. Reserve chicken broth for serving.

While your chicken is poaching, get all your other ingredients ready. Make your gochujang spicy mayo. In a bowl mix your gochujang, mayo, sriracha, sugar, sesame oil, lemon and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Thinly slice your cucumbers and your durst tomatoes and mix with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. At this point, you can also slice your baguette.

Once the chicken is done, take out and let rest for 2-3 minutes. Slice and assemble your sandwich! Add your spicy mayo on first, then the chicken, then your cucumber and tomato salad. Top with cilantro and green onions. Wrap and enjoy!

*All ingredients were purchased at the new Whole Foods Market 365 in Long Beach, CA! I love shopping at Whole Foods 365 markets because their products and produce are super affordable, the produce is SO fresh (I especially love their roma tomatoes) + I love it’s convenience.

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