Sweet and Sour Chicken Sliders

Sweet and Sour Chicken Sliders

Helloooo summer! What have you done so far to celebrate the return of summer? Have you jumped into the water yet? Gone on any road trips? Had any picnics at the park with friends? Speaking of picnics, I've got an idea for you the next time you're needing to make something to bring to a picnic. For the next couple weeks, I'll be rolling out four Cantonese-inspired sliders recipes. I'm taking inspiration from some classic Cantonese dishes and turning them into a bao form! Are you ready to find out more about the first one in the series?

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If you liked my sweet and sour pork (咕嚕肉) last time, you'll love these sweet and sour chicken sliders even more! Why? Because it‘s made with fried chicken wings! Yes... you heard it correctly. There's something so satisfying about fried chicken wings. Agree? It's the super crispy and crunchy skin that keeps winning every single time. I used my go-to fried chicken recipe (heavily adapted from Kenji's), and was again blown away by the result. Thank you Kenji! After frying the wings, I let them cool down for a few minutes before deboning them. Give them a rough chop on the cutting board and now they're almost ready to go on the bun.

To complete the full sweet and sour chicken experience, how can we forget the pineapple, bell peppers, and homemade sweet and sour sauce?

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Voilà.

Take a bite of this classic Cantonese dish with a twist. And don't forget to come back later this week for the Cantonese-inspired sliders series no.2!

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Sliders

Prep time: 15 mins  Cook time: 40 mins  Total time: 55 mins

Serves: 6

You'll need:

Approach:

  1. Slice pineapple and bell peppers. Make sweet and sour sauce. Set aside.
  2. Fry chicken wings by following the direction on my fried chicken recipe. After frying, let chicken cool down for a few minutes then debone and chop up roughly.
  3. Toast 6 buns in the toaster oven (butter lightly if you like).
  4. Toss the chopped up fried chicken along with sliced bell peppers in a medium mixing bowl. Drizzle with sweet and sour sauce, and combine well.
  5. To assemble, lay pineapple ring on each bun, and top with sweet and sour fried chicken.
  6. Serve immediately.