Minty Chicken Sliders

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This recipe is inspired from the very famous South Asian seekh kebabs, a popular street-side snack. Using chicken makes it healthier compared other red meat sliders, but trust us -- it's equally satisfying. Quick to prepare, these mini treats are a definite crowd pleaser!

Minty Chicken Sliders
Minty Chicken Sliders (Image: Anuvrat Manglik)

For the Sliders

Things You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup each chopped mint and cilantro
  • 4 to 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 chopped Serrano/Thai peppers (adjust according to heat preference)
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • Hamburger buns

For the Minty Yogurt Dip

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup yogurt (I used low fat)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 garlic clove, minced roughly
  • 1/4 cup each cilantro and mint (roughly chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Zest of whole lime
  • Juice of half lime

For the Pickled Onions

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Pinch of sugar

Prepare the Pickled Onions

Mix all the pickled onion ingredients in a small container with a lid. Shake well with the lid on and let it sit for at least half an hour before use.

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Prepare the Minty Yogurt Dip

Blend all the ingredients needed for the minty yogurt dip in a blender. Keep refrigerated.

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Prepare and Make the Sliders

Step 1

Mix together all the slider ingredients, except the chopped onions, and refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hrs in a covered container.

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Tip

  • Combine in all the slider ingredients with a fork to keep the mix light.

Step 2

After the chicken mix has been refrigerated for 1 to 2 hours, mix in the chopped onions. Now you're ready to grill!

Step 3

Form patties depending on the size of hamburger buns. I made around 3 ½- to 4-inch patties and ended up with a total of six burgers.

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Step 4

Grill the patties, turning halfway through. The sliders can easily be grilled, cooked on a stove-top or baked in the oven. Cooking times will vary according to medium of cooking. For safety, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the burgers.

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For this tutorial, I used an indoor panini press and it took around 16 to 18 minutes.

Step 5

Assemble the sliders and serve with the minty yogurt dip and pickled onions on the side. Enjoy!

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