This delectable rice bowl, infused with mild Aleppo chiles, strikes the perfect balance between tangy and sweet. With just four simple ingredients, it’s an ideal choice for those busy weeknights when you’re short on time. No need to marinate – this dish delivers incredible flavors without the fuss.
A Flavorful Delight
Simplicity meets complexity in this dish. The flavors are an exquisite blend of sweetness, tanginess, and a hint of thyme, accompanied by a gentle kick of heat. The sauce resembles a barbecue sauce, minus the heaviness and smokiness.
Quick and Easy Prep
You’ll spend less than 30 minutes preparing this dish, and the oven does most of the work for you. Pair it with a pre-made bagged salad, and you’ll have a complete and effortless dinner in under an hour. Perfect for those nights when you need a quick yet satisfying meal.
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Versatile Serving Options
This shredded chicken works wonders not only in rice bowls, but also on burger buns with coleslaw or King’s Hawaiian rolls – it’s absolutely delightful! Try it in wraps or salads for a burst of flavor. I personally love serving it in a rice bowl alongside black beans and a quick pico de gallo salsa.
Ideal for Meal Prep
This chicken can be conveniently stored in the fridge and is perfect for meal prepping. When reheating the rice, simply add a splash of water or an ice cube, or place a damp paper towel on top of the bowl.
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- Chicken breasts
- Trader Joe’s Honey Aleppo Sauce
- Herbs, for garnish and additional flavor
The honey Aleppo sauce eliminates the need for numerous ingredients, making your cooking experience hassle-free. Let’s delve into the specifics.
Trader Joe’s Honey Aleppo Sauce Ingredients
- Olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Crushed Aleppo peppers
- Dried Rosemary
- Dried Thyme
- Garlic Powder
Trader Joe’s Honey Aleppo Sauce Review
A good sauce can elevate any meal, and Trader Joe’s Honey Aleppo Sauce does just that. Marketed as an “all-purpose sauce,” it perfectly balances sweetness, savory notes, tanginess, and a subtle hint of spice. It’s a versatile addition to your pantry.
A 10-ounce bottle of this exceptional sauce is priced at $4. In a 2 tbsp. serving, you’ll find 130 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 260 milligrams of sodium. It’s worth noting that this sauce contains a generous amount of olive oil, so make sure to give it a good shake before use!
The sauce’s foundation consists of olive oil and honey, complemented by eight other simple yet flavorful ingredients. Crushed Aleppo peppers, which are popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, add a unique twist to this sauce. According to Trader Joe’s, these peppers are approximately half as spicy as crushed red chile flakes, but twice as flavorful. The Spice House describes Aleppo peppers as having hints of raisin, pomegranate, and sun-dried tomato – the tomato flavor definitely shines through.
I highly recommend keeping this sauce on hand for enhancing the taste of chicken, lamb, salmon, or shrimp. It pairs wonderfully with fresh garlic or lemon.
Recipe Variation: Honey Aleppo Shrimp
Trader Joe’s has also provided a simple yet delicious shrimp recipe using this sauce. Take 1 lb. of thawed, frozen shrimp, coat them evenly with the sauce, refrigerate for 10 minutes, and then cook them over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until the shrimp turn opaque.
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