Simply Healthy Family: Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Sliders on Mini Pretzel Buns #sponsored

29.1.15

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Sliders on Mini Pretzel Buns #sponsored





Want complete and utter silence (except for the moaning and drooling) at your dinner or party table? Serve these babies. Moist grilled chicken, slowly cooked caramelized onions, grilled pineapple and red bell peppers topped with slices of Vermont sharp white cheddar cheese and oozing with home made sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. The end. 







“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”








Even though I'd rather watch HGTV or an episode of House than the Super Bowl I'm ALL about party food. Even when eating out I'd rather order 2 or 3 appetizers than one big plate of the same whatever. These Hawaiian Chicken Sliders on Pretzel Buns are just the right size to wet your appetite and leave room for other snacking opportunities. 











Have a cheese lover in the house or as a guest? Impress them with some seriously good, gourmet cheese. I'm hooked. Cabot's Farmhouse Reserve was made for these Hawaiian Sliders.


"A bold and creamy Extra Sharp with a Northeast Bite! This cheese delivers lush and rich taste in a mellow, well-defined, slightly crumbly body. Balanced flawlessly, this artisanal-grade cheddar whispers with subtleties that are evocative of our farmers' valley fields. As in the best cheddars, classic sharp notes linger appealingly through each bite."











Home made barbecue sauce could not be easier and even though mine still contains a small amount of brown sugar, it is so much better than the jarred stuff at the grocery store. I checked every single bottle on the shelf and they ALL listed High Fructose Corn Syrup as the first or second ingredient!!

No dice.








SERVES          8-12 AS AN APPETIZER             TIME         30 MINUTES



You Will Need

10-12 small pretzel buns (I got mine at Costco but I've seen them at several grocers)
5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thawed
2 red or green bell peppers, sliced thinly
1 can of sliced pineapple (in fruit juice, not syrup)
1 very large yellow onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 - 8 ounce bar of Cabot's Farmhouse Reserve White Cheddar Cheese, sliced thinly

Home Made Barbecue Sauce Recipe HERE





Preheat a large pan over medium heat, no higher! Slice your onion very thinly, about 1/4 inch thick. Pour oil in pan, let heat for a minute. Add onions and toss to coat in the oil. Now, be patient! Do not touch them for at least 4-5 minutes. After about 5 minutes quickly stir them to redistribute around the pan and then leave them alone for another 5-7 minutes. Resist the temptation to stir them, lower the heat just a bit if needed. Do this for about 30 minutes. Cooking them this way lets the natural sugars come out and makes the onions deliciously sweet! Remove from heat when a dark golden brown, place in a bowl and cover until needed. {your chicken should be done by then}


Pre heat your outdoor grill on high. Place your chicken breasts, one at a time in a thick zip lock bag and pound with a rolling pin to flatten them out a bit. You will want them about 1/2" thick. Place them on a plate and discard the bag. Put your chicken breasts on the grill and cook for about 7-8 minutes. Lower the grill heat a bit and flip the chicken over. ONLY flip ONCE. Cook them for another 5-7 minutes depending on thickness and your grill. Don't over cook or they will be dry. You can test the doneness with a meat thermometer or be gently pressing them with your tongs. They should be as tender as the inside of your fist (when you make a gentle fist, the area in between your thumb and first finger). Remove chicken from grill and cover.


Slice pretzel buns in half, top with sliced peppers, pineapple, chicken, sliced cheese and onions. Drizzle with some barbecue sauce and top with the bun. Serve hot. Enjoy!




















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3 comments:

  1. You are killing me here with all these delicious recipes featuring Cabot! These look amazing and perfect for my next party - or Super Bowl Sunday ! Thanks Gwen!

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  2. I wish I could have one or two for my lunch! They look so tasty!

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  3. These look yummy. Can't wait to try them. Superbowl tomorrow would be a great time!

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