May. 22, 2020

Chili Lime Chicken Sliders with Grilled Granny Smith Apples

Yield: About 14 sliders

Skill level: Moderate

These hand-held sliders have a healthy twist that will make them the show stopper of your BBQ! Spicy and tangy chili lime chicken, a slice of grilled Granny Smith apple, and bacon sandwiched between 2 sweet potato buns make up this unique burger. Send your taste-buds on a flavorful backyard adventure with this recipe!

Ingredients

For The Marinade

  • ½ cup garlic infused olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes

For The Sliders

  • 3 Large sweet potatoes, 28 slices cut at ¼” each
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into slider-size cubes*
  • 14 slices of bacon (will vary depending on amount of sliders)
  • 2 Large Granny Smith Apples, cored, cut into 14 thinly cut slices
  • Olive oil, sea salt & pepper for potato slices

Directions

  1. Mix marinade ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Place chicken cubes into bowl and mix so they are well coated
  3. Transfer chicken and all marinade liquid to a covered container or cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400ᵒF.
  5. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  6. Cut sweet potatoes in ¼” thick slices, you’ll need 28 of them.
  7. Toss in a bowl with olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. (Make sure both sides of each potato slice are coated well with oil and seasoning).
  8. Lay potato buns in a single layer on baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes on each side.
  10. Once done baking, set aside.
  11. Cook bacon to your desired level of crispiness
  12. Reserve a small section of your grill that will remain clean and chicken free (this is for the apples later).
  13. On medium-high heat, grill your chicken for 5-6 minutes per side or until and internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached.
  14. Once you flip your chicken half way through cooking, place oiled and buttered apples on grill.
  15. Remove chicken and apples from grill once they are done

Assembly

  1. Lay out 14 sweet potato slices on a flat surface
  2. Top each sweet potato slice with 1 piece of grilled chicken
  3. Top each piece of grilled chicken with 1 piece of bacon, snapped in half to fit comfortably on slider
  4. Place 1 grilled apple slice on top of bacon
  5. Top whole thing with second sweet potato bun. Serve immediately

**Chef’s Note: Sweet potatoes come in all different shapes and sizes. It is important to cut your sweet potato buns before you cut your chicken so you get a sense of how large your chicken pieces should be. This will determine how many sliders your recipe yields

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