spicy chicken and canadian bacon sliders

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

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.

serves 2
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For spicy chicken and canadian bacon sliders

  • PLAN/PURCHASE
  • 1 lg
    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 md
    tomato, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp
    mayonnaise
  • 4
    slider buns

How To Make spicy chicken and canadian bacon sliders

  • 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.
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