Chicken Delight Sliders

June 2011
Chicken Delight Sliders

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The sweet (whole grain rolls and bellpeppers) and the sassy (a tangy cabbagescallionslaw) interlace in this chickenbreast sandwich.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 40 mins

Grill: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 8 oz. each)
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 4 cups shredded savoy cabbage (about 1/4 head)
  • 2 bell peppers (preferably red and yellow), thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch  scallions, thinly sliced
  • 8 whole wheat potato slider rolls (2- to 3-inch), split
  • Softened butter, for rolls
Directions
  1. Slice each chicken breast on the diagonal against the grain into four or five 1/2-inch-thick medallions. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp. EVOO, 2 tbsp. mustard, 1 1/2 tbsp. vinegar, 1 tbsp. water, the thyme and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
  2. At least 30 minutes before cooking the chicken, make the slaw. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 tbsp. EVOO, 1 tbsp. mustard, 1 tbsp. vinegar and the brown sugar until blended. Add the cabbage, bell peppers and scallions and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat a grill to medium. Lightly spread the cut sides of the rolls with butter. Grill, buttered side down, until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to plates or a platter.
  4. Add the chicken to the grill, cover and cook, turning once, until lightly charred on both sides and just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken pieces to the roll bottoms, top with the slaw and cover with the roll tops.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Beer: a crisp wheat brew, such as Blue Moon Belgian White Ale. Wine: a bright, fresh-tasting white, such as a New Zealand sauvignon blanc.
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