California Chicken Sliders

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
20

The definition of “slider” has expanded beyond the original mini burger made of beef to include pulled pork, turkey, ground lamb and more. At the Slider Bar Café, many variations are on the menu. These Indian-spiced patties are based on ground chicken thigh meat, grilled and sandwiched between multi-grain buns and topped with avocado slices.

Ingredients

Chicken Patties
3 lb. chicken thigh meat
2 tbsp. chopped garlic
2 tbsp. Indian masala
2 tbsp. chopped Italian parsley
2 tbsp. chili powder
2 tbsp. salt

Chipotle Aioli
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. canned chipotle peppers, pureed
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste

20 multi-grain slider buns
Lettuce leaves, as needed
20 tomato slices
4 fresh California avocados, thinly sliced

Steps

  1. Prepare Chicken Patties: Combine all patty ingredients in food processor; pulse until will blended.
  2. Portion into 20 (2.5 oz.) patties. Per order, cook patties on preheated grill, turning once, until cooked completely.
  3. Prepare Chipotle Aioli: Blend all ingredients in food processor; set aside.
  4. For service, spread 1 tbsp. chipotle aioli on bottom of each bun. Top with cooked chicken patty, lettuce leaf and tomato slice. Top with 3 slices avocado and bun top.
Source: Ashwani Dhawan, Slider Bar Café, Palo Alto, CA; California Avocado Commission

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