Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Sliders
Prep Time 50 minutes
For the Teriyaki Chicken:
- 1 lb 450g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the Sliders:
- 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
- 1/2 cup sliced pineapple canned or fresh
- 1/4 cup sliced red onion
- 1/4 cup sliced bell peppers any color you prefer
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce adjust to your spice preference
Marinate the Chicken: In a bowl, mix together teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, minced garlic, grated ginger, salt, and pepper. Add the sliced chicken thighs to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or preferably overnight) to let the flavors infuse into the chicken.
Cook the Chicken: Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and cook it in batches for 2-3 minutes per side or until fully cooked and slightly caramelized. Set aside.
Prepare the Sliders: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Slice the Hawaiian sweet rolls in half horizontally, keeping them connected, so you have a large sheet of rolls. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a baking dish.
Assemble the Sliders: Spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of the rolls. Arrange the cooked teriyaki chicken evenly on top. Next, add slices of pineapple, red onion, and bell peppers over the chicken. Top it all with shredded lettuce.
Spicy Twist: Mix the Sriracha sauce with additional mayonnaise to create a spicy mayo spread in a small bowl. Spread this mixture on the inside of the top half of the rolls.
Bake: Place the top half of the rolls on the assembled sliders and cover the baking dish with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until the sliders are heated through, and the flavors meld together.
Serve: Remove the sliders from the oven and let them cool slightly. Use a sharp knife to separate them into individual sliders. Arrange on a serving platter and serve with extra pineapple slices or other Hawaiian-inspired sides.