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Spicy Jerk Chicken Sliders with Mango Slaw

COOK TIME
10 mins
PREP TIME
45 mins
SERVINGS
6
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Spicy Jerk Chicken Sliders with Mango Slaw
Kenny Neal
COOK TIME
10 mins
PREP TIME
45 mins
SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(0)

Ingredients

Jerk Chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces boneless chicken thighs
  • Citrus Slaw
  • 1/4 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • cups diced fresh mango
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • cups diced tomato
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • To Serve
  • 6 mini hoagie rolls, sliced in half
  • Chef notes

    I love this recipe because it is simple but good! It's kid-friendly and great tailgate item with a twist. It's like eating a taco but just elevated, the sweet, spicy and salty combination really comes out and the balance really gets those taste buds going.

    Technique tips: The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavor it has. If using a spicy jerk seasoning, scale back on the amount to half. Let chicken rest a few minutes before slicing; once sliced, it can be held on warm in the oven.

    Swap option: This recipe can be made using chicken tenders or breast, pork loin, fried chicken, fish or shrimp.

    Preparation

    For the Jerk Chicken:

    1.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, fresh thyme, jerk seasoning, kosher salt, black pepper and olive oil; mix well.

    2.

    Coat the chicken with the marinade and store covered in the refrigerator, at least 3 hours and up to 3 days. The marinade can be made up to 1 week ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

    3.

    Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until fully cooked, about 5 minutes per side.

    For the Mango-Citrus Slaw:

    Mix together the green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, mango, onion, tomato, lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, sugar and mayo in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste and allow mixture to marinate 3 hours in refrigerator.

    To serve:

    Slice the meat and divide it among the slider buns. Top the sliders with the mango slaw or serve it as a side.