Super Bowl Sliders sure to score big with fans on game day
Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Super Bowl party food is all about big, comfy flavor — and ease. Because on the day of the big game, you want to spend your time in front of the tube, not the stove.
Sliders are great because they can be served as appetizers or entrees. And assembling a buffet of make-it-yourself sliders allows your guests to tailor the sandwiches to their liking.
Start with a basic roll that goes well with everything, dinner rolls are a good size and French rolls are perfect for just about everything. If you don’t find what you want in the bread aisle, try the bakery section or the freezer aisle; there will be several options available. You could also cut down a baguette into slider-sized pieces.
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We’ve listed several fillings for slider sandwiches. These are all hot fillings, so consider rounding out the selection with some deli meats such as salami, turkey breast and ham, as well as a selection of cheeses and condiments. Simply set all the fillings out on the table and let your guests assemble and eat at will.
For each of these filling recipes, you will need 10 rolls.
Barbecue Chicken Sliders with Slaw
The meat and coleslaw are easily prepared ahead of time. Simply heat the chicken just before serving.
Start to finish: 15 minutes
Makes 10 sliders
Meat from a 2- to 2 1/2-pound rotisserie chicken (about 1 1/2 pounds cooked chicken meat)
1 1/2 cups prepared barbecue sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
10-ounce package shredded cabbage or slaw mix
Place the meat from the chicken in a large skillet. Use two forks or your fingers to shred the meat. Add the barbecue sauce, mix well, then set over medium heat. Cook until warmed through, then transfer to a bowl, cover and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, celery seed and mustard. Toss in the shredded cabbage, then serve with the barbecue chicken.
Nutrition information per serving of filling: 149 calories; 53 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 44 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 17 g protein; 1 g fiber; 791 mg sodium.