Chicken Chorizo Patty Melt Sliders

If you want to see something disappear off the plate in mere seconds, make these chicken chorizo patty melt sliders. They are tender, juicy, spicy. And even though you could also make these into full-sized burger versions, they’re great as sliders. Make a slider party platter, half chicken sliders and half beef!

Chicken Chorizo Patty Melt SlidersYou could make the patties ahead of time and assemble these chicken chorizo patty melt sliders just in time to serve for a party. I topped these little yummy bites with our slow-cooker caramelized onions. I can make a big batch of caramelized onions in no time with almost no effort.

Chicken Chorizo Patty Melt Sliders

If you want to see something disappear off the plate in mere seconds, make these chicken chorizo patty melt sliders.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 223kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 pound Mexican chorizo
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • olive oil
  • 8-10 slider buns
  • 2-3 Swiss cheese slices, cut into 4 small squares
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onions I used our slow cooker caramelized onions, warmed
  • ketchup for serving

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chorizo, garlic, oregano and salt. Form into 2-3 ounce patties.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook the patties about 3 minutes per side until lightly charred and cooked through.
  • Form sandwiches by placing cheese on bun bottoms, followed by the patties and onions.
  • Serve with a little ketchup on the side for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Sliders

Pulled pork is a popular dish around our house. Normally I make it on the smoker, low and slow. It may take most of the day (or night) but it is well worth the time. Specially when the end result is some slow cooker balsamic pork sliders.

Now, I don’t believe in a grilling or smoking ‘season’, but the other day it was flat out cold and windy here and there was no way I was going to babysit the smoker. Call me wimpy. So, it was time for Plan B. And Plan B was good. Very good.

This slow cooked tender balsamic pork has tremendous flavor. It’s sweet. It’s savory. The sauce is so delicious. And the Asian slaw? Fantastic. I was scared (really) of using fish sauce. I mean that stuff has an ‘aroma’. But it was great. I’m not afraid of it at all any more.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork SlidersThese slow cooker balsamic pork sliders will definitely become a go-to winter-time recipe for us. Also try my crazy-good bold Ranch slow cooker pork chops.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Sliders

This slow cooked tender balsamic pork has tremendous flavor. It’s sweet. It’s savory. The sauce is so delicious. And the Asian slaw? Fantastic.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 419kcal

Ingredients

For the Balsamic pork

  • 3 pound boneless pork shoulder excess fat trimmed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup blackberry jam seedless
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Asian Slaw see below
  • 12 slider buns

For the Asian slaw

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped

Instructions

For the Balsamic pork

  • Put the pork into a slow cooker set on low.
  • Whisk together the honey, vinegar, jam, Hoisin, broth, garlic. Stir in the onion, Pour sauce over pork and cook 8-9 hours until fall-apart tender.
  • Remove pork to a bowl to cool slightly then shred.
  • Pour sauce from slow cooker into a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Whisk cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water. Slowly pour into sauce while whisking.
  • Bring sauce to a boil and continue stirring until thickened, 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour sauce back into the slow cooker and add the shredded meat. Stir.
  • Serve meat over rolls topped with Asian slaw.

For the Asian slaw

  • Whisk together all but the cabbage and green onions in a medium bowl.
  • Add in the cabbage and green onions and toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Oh my goodness. I made a batch of these slow cooker Buffalo chicken sliders and watched them disappear lickity-split. All of my favorite flavors in a single bite: chickeny Buffalo wing sauce, Ranch dressing, and cheese.

This might just be the most perfect recipe for a crowd. It can’t get any easier, just toss all of the ingredients for the filling into the slow cooker and a few hours later, you’ve got crazy good sliders.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken SlidersI think you could make a little ‘slider bar’ for these slow cooker Buffalo chicken sliders. Let folks choose from blue cheese, gorgonzola, jalapenos, chopped celery, cilantro… you name it!

Also try my slow cooker cream cheese chicken taquitos.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Oh my goodness. I made a batch of these slow cooker Buffalo chicken sliders and watched them disappear lickity-split. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 280kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 12 ounce Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 pounds chicken breast boneless
  • 12 slider buns
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, r substitute blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup Ranch salad dressing more or less

Instructions

  • Pour wing sauce and dressing mix into a large bowl and whisk to combine. Pour into a slow cooker set on low.
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 6 hours until fall-apart tender. If the chicken breasts are too large to be submerged in the sauce, flip them over halfway thru the cooking time.
  • Remove breasts to a cutting board and shred or chop as desired. Return to the slow cooker and cook another 30 minutes.
  • Brown buns if desired.
  • Top buns with meat and cheese and place under broiler for just enough time to lightly melt the cheese.
  • Drizzle with a little salad dressing and serve. I also added a teaspoon or so of the sauce from the slow cooker.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.