Chicken Sliders with Spicy Peanut Sauce makes a great snack. Eat several or combine with side dishes to make a meal. This recipe is fun, easy to make, and tastily rewarding. Sliders are also an effective way to use leftovers. Extra chicken from dinner? Great, now you have a snack. Or, plan a slider meal in advance while cooking for another meal. Simply, cook a little extra chicken thigh or breast.
Chicken Sliders with Spicy Peanut Sauce will be wonderful whether you use reheated leftover chicken or if the chicken is right off the barbecue. No matter how you prepare your chicken it becomes extra special when slathered with Organic Spicy Peanut Sauce.
Variations for Chicken Sliders
Although the Spicy Peanut Sauce will make your chicken sliders sing, there are a few enhancements to consider. We like to add caramelized onions. Of course you could sauté these onions instead to save time. We make caramelized onions in larger batches and freeze them. Then, when we want to add them to a recipe we simply pull some from the freezer. This is quicker than sautéing onions and we love the deep flavor that caramelization brings.
Boost the heat level by adding a layer of Original Dipping Sauce. This is a pepper, onion, garlic intense sauce that packs a wonderful punch of flavorful heat. This is available in either a one-pepper, medium or a two-pepper, hot version. Further, if you enjoy a citrusy flavor you might consider adding Citrus Infused Sauce also available in medium or hot.
Try rolls or buns, french rolls, mini hamburger buns, potato rolls or King’s Hawaiian rolls (our favorite). You could also add bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cheese, or other ingredients. But honestly, with our Spicy Peanut Sauce and some onions you’ll not miss anything extra.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- Skinless boneless chicken thighs (In the photos and video we use one package of 3 chicken thighs, enough to make make 6 sliders)
- 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and ground black pepper
- Butter or coconut oil to grill the buns
- French rolls, mini hamburger buns, potato rolls or King’s Hawaiian rolls (our favorite)
- 1/2 onion, sliced (these onions will be sautéed, fresh raw thinly sliced red onion is also delicious)
- 1 jar Organic Spicy Peanut Sauce
- Optional: Organic Citrus Infused Sauce or Organic Original Dipping Sauce
Making Chicken Sliders w/ Peanut Sauce:
Preparing the Chicken
- Wash and pat dry the chicken with a paper towel
- Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper
Grilling the Chicken
- First, preheat grill to medium high (we like placing a griddle over our barbecue grate to prevent food loss and uneven heating)
- Then, place chicken on slightly oiled grate in a single layer
- Cook on side one for about 5 to 7 minutes
- Turn after prominent grill marks appear and then cook another 5 minutes (If your chicken has thicker pieces you may need additional cook time)
- Add the caramelized onions. Sautéed onions work just fine, too. If using thinly sliced raw red onion wait until the chicken is off the grill.
- Butter or oil the rolls and place on grill, butter-side down.
- Continue to grill rolls until desired grill marks appear. Then, remove to cutting board or plate.
- Remove chicken to a cutting board or plate once fully cooked
Assembling the Chicken Sliders
- Cut chicken thighs into pieces appropriately sized for slider buns (usually cut in half but you could stretch further by cutting into thirds)
- Spread Spicy Peanut Sauce on top of chicken (the chicken will warm it)
- Add any optional ingredients
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
Serving Suggestions for Chicken Sliders with Peanut Sauce
Sliders are fun snacks and fulfilling meals when you eat more than one. Sides to serve with your sliders include fresh fruit, salad, french fries, patatas bravas, Pan Fried Purple Potatoes or chips. Two chip ideas are Refreshing Spin on Boring Chips or Blue Corn Orange. If you liked this recipe and enjoy good food subscribe to blog.
Worthless Factoid to Win Trivia Night
According to Wikipedia, the name slider originated in the 1940s, when sailors in the U.S. Navy would refer to mini-burgers as “sliders” because of their extreme greasiness. In just one or two bites, the burger would just slide right down! Well, we like to think that sliders have improved. These Chicken Sliders with Peanut Sauce are certainly not greasy but we cannot promise you they aren’t a little bit messy. Perhaps we should call them “messers.”