Blackened Chicken Sliders With Avocado And Cajun Mayo
This recipe was created for my 2016 Emmy Party. The sitcom, "blackish" and "Master of None" were the shows the inspired this dish.
Prep Time: 10:00
Cook Time: 10:00
5 chicken thighs
1 - 2 tablespoons of blackening seasoning
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 red onion
2 - 3 roma tomatoes
10 slider buns or mini brioche buns
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
1 Clove garlic, grated
1/4 cup mayo ( i use avocado mayo)
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
1Wash and pat chicken thighs to dry. Place between two pieces of was paper or plastic and pound just enough to even the thigh to same thickness. Cut each thigh into two pieces, keeping in mind the size and shape of bun. Sprinkle blackening seasoning over one side of chicken. Note: Consider doing two levels of spiciness. Let sit while prepping veggies.
2Prep veggies" Peel and slice avocados, red onion, and Roma tomatoes to pieces that will fill, yet fit in slider bun. Put aside.
3Place extra virgin olive oil in large saute pan over medium high heat. Cook in two batches. Place first five thigh pieces in pan, seasoned side down. Sprinkle seasoning on top side. Cook 4 - 5 minutes per side. Flip and cook other side. Internal temp should be 165, so remove to rest when it is at 160. If you don't have meat thermometer, make a tiny slit into thickest part and see if it is cooked through.
5Put grated garlic into melted butter and brush on tops of bun. Place under broiler for 1 minute or in oven at 350 for 5 minutes.
6Mix Cajun seasoning with mayo and spread on buns. Stack chicken thighs, tomatoes, red onions and avocado onto bun and secure with toothpick.
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