To pull off our General Tso-inspired blend of sweet, sour and savoury, we started with a ripe, juicy organic pineapple. When combined with crisp celery and peppery basil, this refreshing salad teems with texture and crunch. Placed on a bed of rice vermicelli and mixed with chicken marinated in zippy chili sauce, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and a dash of hot sauce, it’s a party in every bite.
In a large bowl, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, Sriracha and garlic. Add the chicken to the marinade and toss to coat. Season with pepper. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the rice noodles for 3 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain well and set aside.
Preheat the grill, setting the burners to medium-high. Oil the grate.
Meanwhile, in another bowl, combine the celery, pineapple, vinegar, mirin and Sriracha. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Grill the chicken for 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. On a work surface, cut the chicken into cubes.
Add the basil to the salad. Divide the noodles among four bowls. Garnish with the salad and chicken.
Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.