This is a very versatile dish; it can be cooked in advance, in the oven or in a slow cooker. If you use a slow cooker, brown pork on stovetop first then transfer to slow cooker with the onion-pepper puree and seasonings. Allow 8-10 hours cook time, until pork is tender and falling apart.
Most of a jalapeno's spiciness is in the ribs and seeds -- omit them for a milder dressing. Swap cubed firm tofu for the chicken to make the salad vegetarian.Try this salad as an Asian Chicken Sandwich.