These Spicy Korean Chicken Sliders on KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Sweet Slider Buns are the PERFECT game day recipe.
And the only thing that’s just as important as the big game is, of course, the food!
Anytime King’s Hawaiian products are involved in any breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, my kids are instantly happy.
Which is an absolute gift when you’re a busy mom trying to please everyone!
Here is how to make Spicy Korean Chicken Sliders
I started with 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs and cut them in half so they would be the perfect size for the slider buns.
Then put them in a plastic gallon size bag.
The marinade is pretty simple.
Just mix together soy sauce, gochujang chili paste, garlic paste, ginger paste, honey, lime juice, and as much or as little ground red pepper as you like.
Depending of course how spicy you prefer.
We are spice fanatics around here so these had a pretty good kick to them.
Whisk it all together, save 1/4 cup, and add the rest to the bag with the chicken thighs.
Marinate a few hours or even overnight.
Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of the marinade with mayo for the perfect spicy mayo sauce for these sliders.
When ready to fry these, set up a bowl with seasoned flour and fill a saucepan a few inches deep with vegetable oil.
Set the saucepan over medium heat.
Check the oil after about 5 minutes with an instant read thermometer.
When the oil is at 325 degrees you’re ready to start frying!
Dredge four chicken thighs in the flour and then gently place them into the oil.
The chicken takes 8 minutes total. I recommend checking to make sure they are at 170 degrees.
Repeat with the four remaining chicken thighs.
Place a piece of chicken on each bottom bun.
Then drizzle some of that spicy mayo from earlier.
You can always add more ground red pepper if you want it even spicier!
And top with slaw or lettuce.
I am using one of the salad kits from Kroger since it’s already cut and has a variety of veggies.
Place the top bun over top and BOOOOM… Spicy Korean Chicken Sliders ready to be devoured during the big game!
The King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Slider Buns are a MUST for the full sweet and spicy experience…
The sweet bun, spicy chicken, and the crunch from the slaw is pure magic!
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Spicy Korean Chicken Sliders
Spicy Korean Chicken Sliders are the perfect game day snack, served on King's Hawaiian Original Sweet Slider Buns for that sweet and spicy combo!
- 4 large boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 3 Tbsps soy sauce
- 3 Tbsps gochujang chili paste
- 1 Tbsp garlic paste or minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp ginger paste or minced ginger
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- ground red pepper (as much or as little depending on spice preference)
- 3/4 cup mayp
- vegetable oil (enough to fill a saucepan a few inches deep)
- 1 cup flour
- kosher salt, pepper
- 1 package King's Hawaiian Original Sweet Slider Buns
- Optional: slaw or lettuce
Cut the chicken thighs in half so they are the perfect size for the King's Hawaiian Original Sweet Slider Buns. Put the trimmed chicken thighs into a gallon size plastic bag.
Add the soy sauce, gochujang chili paste, garlic, ginger, honey, lime juice, and ground red pepper to a bowl and whisk until evenly mixed. Remove 1/4 cup of this mixture and set aside, add the rest to the bag with the chicken. Massage the bag until evenly combined and marinate in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
Combine the mayo with the 1/4 cup of the sauce and stir together. Store this spicy mayo in the fridge to top the sliders.
Set a saucepan over medium heat and fill a few inches deep with vegetable oil. Once the oil is 325 degrees (approx 5 minutes) place four pieces of chicken into the flour to coat and gently place in the oil.
Put the flour in a bowl and season with kosher salt, pepper, and more ground red pepper.
Fry the chicken 8 to 9 minutes. Place the chicken on paper towels to drain excess oil. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Note: Use an instant read thermometer to make sure the chicken is at 170 degrees.
Put a piece of fried chicken on the King's Hawaiian Original Sweet Slider Buns (which come pre-sliced making this even easier) top with the spicy mayo and slaw or lettuce if desired.