Spicy Chicken and Canadian Bacon Sliders

Andy Anderson !


I’ve got a catering event where all they want is casual, easy-to-eat type foods. So, I made a few of these until I got it right, and now all I have to do is make about 80 more.

It’s a twist on the spicy chicken sandwiches that you get at a lot of in fast-food joints, but a bit smaller, and a bit healthier. For one thing, I’m using Canadian bacon, as opposed to regular bacon.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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2 Hr
15 Min
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1 large
chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 c
1/3 c
frank’s red hot sauce
4 slice
canadian bacon
1 c
flour, all purpose variety
2 tsp
salt, kosher variety
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
peanut oil
bibb or other lettuce
4 slice
colby cheese
1 medium
tomato, sliced
4 Tbsp
slider buns


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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Slice the chicken breast in half, front to back.

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4Then slice each piece in half.

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5Combine the buttermilk and the hot sauce in a large bowl.

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6Place in the buttermilk, cover, and place in the fridge for two hours.

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7Chef’s Note: Depending on the size of the chicken breast, you might be able to get five or even six pieces… Remember, we’re doing sliders, not huge chicken sandwiches.

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8Add the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, onion powder, and paprika to a bowl, and combine.

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9Remove a piece of the chicken from the buttermilk, shake off the excess and dredge in the flour mixture.

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10Place on a parchment-lined plate.

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11Chef’s Note: Repeat for the other chicken pieces.

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12Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes.

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13Add the oil to a medium-size pan, over medium high heat.

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14When the oil begins to shimmer (it should be about 350f/176c) add the chicken pieces.

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15Fry, turning occasionally, until they are light brown and crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes.

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16Remove and drain on paper towels.

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17Take the mayonnaise and brush 1 tablespoon on the cut sides of the slider bun, and then repeat for the other buns. Add to a sauté pan and toast.

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18Cook up the Canadian bacon in a sauté pan until browned, and then reserve.

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19Add a piece of Canadian bacon to the bottom half of each slider.

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20Add a piece of lettuce, and the chicken.

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21Add a piece of Colby cheese, and then place it under a broiler until the cheese is nice and bubbly, about 2 to 3 minutes.

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22Chef’s Note: Repeat for the other sliders.


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24Top with a tomato slice, add the top bun and serve with your favorite chips. Enjoy.

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25Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids