Enjoy barbecue flavor in these chicken sliders without heating up the outdoor grill. They can be made on a stove-top grill or in a skillet.
I’ve doctored up bottled barbecue sauce for a smoky, hot flavor. The secret to keeping the sauce from burning on the chicken is to add it during the last few minutes of cooking.
Accompany the sliders with a salad that gets its heat from chili powder and its color from red, yellow and green peppers.
This meal contains 560 calories per serving with 28 percent of calories from fat.
• Look for low-sugar barbecue sauce.
• Any type of oil and vinegar dressing can be used for the salad.
• If you like it really hot, add more hot sauce to the barbecue sauce.
• Make salad and set aside.
• Make chicken sliders.
To buy: 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs; 1 bottle low-sugar barbecue sauce; 1 bottle hot pepper sauce; 1 package slider rolls; 1 bottle olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing; 1 bottle ground cumin; 1 bottle chili powder; 1 each green, red and yellow bell peppers; 1 head lettuce.
Staples: Olive oil spray, garlic, salt.
Linda Gassenheimer’s latest book is “The Flavors of the Florida Keys.” Her website is dinnerinminutes.com. Follow her on Twitter @lgassenheimer.