Spicy Chicken and Canadian Bacon Sliders

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

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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Serves:

2

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

1 large
chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 c
buttermilk
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
paprika
1 c
peanut oil
bibb or other lettuce
4 slice
colby cheese
1 medium
tomato, sliced
4 Tbsp
mayonnaise
4
slider buns

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP/PREPARE
2
Gather your ingredients.
3
Slice the chicken breast in half, front to back.
4
Then slice each piece in half.
5
Combine the buttermilk and the hot sauce in a large bowl.
6
Place in the buttermilk, cover, and place in the fridge for two hours.
7
Chef’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.
8
Add the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, onion powder, and paprika to a bowl, and combine.
9
Remove a piece of the chicken from the buttermilk, shake off the excess and dredge in the flour mixture.
10
Place on a parchment-lined plate.
11
Chef’s Note: Repeat for the other chicken pieces.
12
Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes.
13
Add the oil to a medium-size pan, over medium high heat.
14
When the oil begins to shimmer (it should be about 350f/176c) add the chicken pieces.
15
Fry, turning occasionally, until they are light brown and crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes.
16
Remove and drain on paper towels.
17
Take 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.
18
Cook up the Canadian bacon in a sauté pan until browned, and then reserve.
19
Add a piece of Canadian bacon to the bottom half of each slider.
20
Add a piece of lettuce, and the chicken.
21
Add a piece of Colby cheese, and then place it under a broiler until the cheese is nice and bubbly, about 2 to 3 minutes.
22
Chef’s Note: Repeat for the other sliders.
23
PLATE/PRESENT
24
Top with a tomato slice, add the top bun and serve with your favorite chips. Enjoy.
25
Keep 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