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Tway Da Bae's Sweet and Sour Chicken Sandwich

  • SERVES: 4
  • PREP: 2-3 hours (including inactive brine time)
  • TOTAL TIME: 3.5 hours

A little sweet, a little sour, and 100% delicious!

One of our favorite takeout dishes has to be sweet and sour chicken—precisely because of the duality that its name describes. It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit sour, and 100% delicious. Chef and content creator Tway Nguyen aka (@Twaydabae) has taken this classic stir-fry style dish that typically uses fried chicken and brilliantly spun it into a grilled version in sandwich form. Her easy recipe uses potato buns as bookends for the tender glazed chicken thighs, daikon radish, slaw, and kewpie mayo. The result is a sweet-savory, crunchy combination that you'll want to make over and over again.

  • 4

    boneless chicken thighs

  • 4

    potato buns

  • 3

    inches of a daikon radish 

  • 1

    cup shredded red cabbage 

  • cup Kewpie mayo 

  • 1

    cup of rice vinegar (1 cup -for pickling liquid) (1 tbsp - for slaw) (½ cup - for glaze)

  • 1

    bulb of garlic 

  • 2

    tbsp grated ginger

  • cup of pineapple juice 

  • 1

    tbsp of ketchup

  • 2

    tbsp of brown sugar 

  • ¼

    cup of granulated sugar 

  • 1

    tsp cornstarch

  • 1

    cup of buttermilk

  • 1

    bunch Thai basil 

  • 1

    bunch cilantro  

  • 1

    bunch green onions 

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