Lately, my lunches have primarily been a salad. They are always leafy and yummy but I have been craving a good sandwich. Something full, crunchy, and hearty. My family always has grilled chicken in the fridge (we grill a lot), and decided to try a chopped chicken sandwich.
This Carolina Reaper Chicken Salad is all the things I was looking for and more! It is super spicy, made with the hottest pepper in the world. Carolina Reaper Peppers have many health benefits, the Capsaicin in peppers will boost your metabolism. Ranked as the hottest pepper in the world with an average of 1,641,000 Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) you might need some tips on how to reduce the pepper burn.
The tomatoes add a fresh cool bite to the heat of the Carolina Reaper. Arugula is said to be a superfood, full of vitamins and cancer-fighting agents. All around this sandwich is full of flavor and ingredients you love. Let me confirm for you that lunchtime is no longer boring.
Carolina Reaper Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Medium Bowl
- 1 Cup Cooked chicken breast cut to bite size
- 4 Tbsp Celery cut to small cube
- 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 2 Tsp Red Onion Diced
- 1 Pinch Sonoran Spice Carolina Reaper Powder
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 1 Pinch Pepper
- 4 Slices Bread
- 1/4 Cup Arugula
- 2 Tomatoes Sliced
- Combine all ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Mix until well-corporate1 Cup Cooked chicken breast, 4 Tbsp Celery, 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise, 2 Tsp Red Onion, 1 Pinch Salt, 1 Pinch Pepper, 1 Pinch Sonoran Spice Carolina Reaper Powder
- Assemble the sandwich: Add arugula and tomato slices to 2 pieces of bread, spread chicken salad on top, and topped with remaining bread1/4 Cup Arugula, 2 Tomatoes, 4 Slices Bread
Let us know if you try this super spicy Carolina Reaper Chicken Salad Sandwich in the comments.
Commonly Asked Questions About Carolina Reaper
No. For a person who is not allergic to fruits, capsaicin, or any of the particular natural chemicals in Carolina Reaper Peppers it will likely not kill you. If you have any underlying medical conditions, talk to your doctor before consuming them. The pain you feel is actually limited to mammals. For birds, they do not have the same pain receptors as mammals and do not even notice the heat. Birds are said to experience no adverse reactions to eating peppers. It is thought this is by nature’s design as this allows the birds to eat the peppers and transport the seeds to faraway lands, thus ensuring the survival of the species.
Nothing is officially hotter than a Carolina Reaper Pepper according to Guinness World Records. Ed Currie, the cultivar (breeder), of the Carolina Reaper is said to be trying to get a new cultivar called Pepper X officially certified as the newest hottest pepper. The process takes a very long time as it is very time-consuming and rigorous.
This depends on how much Carolina Reaper you eat. The most common side effect is pain. For some individuals, hiccupping occurs as the phrenic nerve is irritated. Other mild effects are sweating and salivating. If you ingest a whole pepper, you will feel the pepper moving through your stomach and gastrointestinal tract for some time. This will usually last a few hours where you will have a warm sensation in your belly. If you ingest a larger amount most people will feel an endorphin rush, this is very similar to a runner’s high. (How you feel after running long a distance) If you have ulcers, you should not eat the pepper as it may irritate them. If you eat a large amount, you may experience cramping and bloating. You may also experience pain as the pepper leaves your body. Everyone is different, if you commonly eat hot peppers the effects will usually be milder.
From our experience, you can try Carolina Reaper peppers, powders, flakes, hot sauces, candies, etc. by gradually adding it to your diet. One of our favorite ways to introduce people to the peppers is to make a ranch dip. You can slowly add 1/4 teaspoons of the powder or flakes to the dip to gauge how well you will tolerate it.
Do not add water at first, this will only spread the capsaicin which is an oil. The first thing you should do is take a dry cloth and wipe the area clean as much as you can. Once you have done that, you can use soap and water to try to remove any remaining amount. A heavy detergent soap such as Dawn does wonders to remove the oil, do not use this on your face or eyes though.
First, use a dry cloth to remove as much as you can from your face. Next, flush your eyes with a saline solution or contact solution. At this point, if you are still experiencing pain, baby shampoo works wonders to help remove the capsaicin oil which is what is causing your pain.
In general, for most people, the most intense burn will occur after 30 seconds after eating the pepper. This period usually lasts about 4-6 minutes. You can soothe this by eating any dairy product containing casein. Casein, like the active ingredient in peppers that make them hot, is an oil. Casein binds to the capsaicin oil and acts as a detergent to wash it away. After usually 6-10 minutes even without casein, the effects begin to disappear. Most people will feel back to normal after 15 minutes in their mouth and lips, but this all depends on how much you eat and how tolerant of capsaicin you are.