Beer Kissed Chicken Sliders
July 30, 2013
Today we continue to build on our theme of bringing out the best of your grill by adding beer!
Summer is here and cookout season is in full swing! I like doing sliders for cookouts because they are what I call “appetite scalable”. Just want a snack because the summer heat is nipping your appetite? Fine, eat 1 or 2. Starving after a long day of summer activities? Grab 3, 4 or more of these beauties. Plus, being small, there is no shame in going back to get seconds and thirds later as the cookout winds on.
The kiss of amber beer and sweet agave at the end of grilling give these small sandwiches big flavor! To squeeze in even more flavor, add a handful of Kingsford Hickory Smokehouse Style Briquetes just a few minutes before grilling the chicken.
Grilled Chicken Sliders
Makes: 8 sliders
- 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 2 tsp poultry rub (see notes)
- 8 slider buns
- toppings of your choice such as lettuce, tomato, onion, or pickles
For the glaze
- 2 Tbsp Agave nectar – Maple flavored (see notes)
- 2 Tbsp your favorite amber beer
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
For the spicy mayo
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp Cholula chipotle hot sauce
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- Preheat your charcoal grill set up for direct heat to 350f (medium).
- Mix the spicy mayo together and refrigerate. In another bowl, mix the glaze together and set aside.
- Using a very sharp knife, slice each breast in half lengthwise to make cutlets. Cut each cutlet in half.
- Season your cutlets on both sides with poultry rub.
- Grill cutlets 2-3 minutes, just until the edges start to turn white. Flip and grill another 2 minutes.
- Brush with the glaze on both sides and cook another minute. Check with a thermometer to make sure they are properly cooked to an internal temperature of 165f.
- Toast slider rolls on the grill, if you prefer.
- Serve on rolls with the spicy mayo.
- For poultry rub, I used Albukirky Seasonings new Green Chile Rub. You can make a quick poultry rub of 1 tsp Kosher salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1/2 tsp of garlic powder.
- If you don’t have maple agave nectar, you could substitute honey or maple syrup.
Split in half lengthwise and then halved again makes the right size for sliders.
These grill quick because they are so thin. Don’t leave unattended.
Two sliders and fries left me stuffed!