Fried chicken sandwiches are insanely popular right now. But does anyone else absolutely love a fantastic slider? I've got a delicious buttermilk fried chicken slider recipe to share with you. And guess what? They're super easy to make! If you want next-level sliders, you've got to marinate your chicken in buttermilk and spices overnight. The seasoning will give your chicken flavor and the buttermilk will tenderize the meat. The best fried chicken sandwiches, to me, are crispy on the outside while being tender and juicy on the inside.
For Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders Use Your Favorite Spices
You should add salt and spices to the marinade for additional flavor. For this recipe, I added salt, pepper, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, onion salt (Trader Joe's and not as salty as other brands - more of a powder), and ancho chili powder which is not spicy. But be brave - if you like other spices, you can create your own blend too. Salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, pinch of cayenne. Salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, pinch of cayenne. Whatever floats your boat. But the chicken must be marinated overnight in the buttermilk and spices. That's what gives it amazing flavor makes it have that awesome coating on the outside.
I love chicken thighs, but I opted for boneless breast of chicken for this recipe because it really seems to be trending these days. If you make it with boneless chicken thighs let me know how it turned out!
Toppings are All About You with These Sliders
Look, you can jazz up these sliders in any number of ways. Topped with cole slaw, sriracha aioli, lettuce, tomato, mayo, etc. To me, it comes down to one simple topping. Pickles. Not sweet pickles (bread & butter). Dill pickles. Fried chicken and dill pickles. It's food nirvana to me. I love how the juice from the pickle incorporates into the perfect, crunchy fried chicken.
On the side, also keep it simple. Serve these with chips or a salad. If you have some extra potatoes around - slice 'em up for homemade French fries which is what I did.
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