In the book of heavenly culinary masterpieces one of the top most incredible bites is when you sandwich a crackling piece of fried chicken between southern bread perfection, a buttery biscuit, and dunk that goodness in honey. We wanted to find an easier to way to get that transitive bite with the crunchy, juicy, saltiness of fried chicken without so much effort AND perhaps save a few calories while we're at it.
Perfection achieved. We made a "Grillocratic Oath" (it's kinda similar to the Hippocratic Oath), so we can't lie. You need to taste this.
CRISPY CHICKEN THIGH BISCUIT SLIDERS
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 45 minutes to 1 hour
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Any
6 boneless skinless Chicken Thighs
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Traeger Cajun Shake
Ancho Chile Powder
6 refrigerated Biscuits
6 slices Cheddar Cheese
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Bread and Butter pickles, for serving
Honey, for serving
Hot sauce, for serving (optional)
Start Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Preheat to 350 degrees F, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cook the biscuits on a baking sheet on the Traeger according to the package directions. (Should be 14 to 16 minutes.)
Turn heat up to High and let preheat. Meanwhile, drizzle the chicken thighs with olive oil and season generously with the Cajun Rub and ancho chile powder on both sides. (Use as much ancho chile powder to suit your heat preference)
Place chicken thighs directly on the grill grate and cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until they're crispy. (Chicken thighs are very forgiving so you can cook them until you reach the perfect crunchiness.)
During the last couple of minutes of cooking top each thigh with a slice of cheddar cheese.
Meanwhile, make the spicy chipotle mayo by chopping up the chipotle chile peppers and whisking them along with any adobo sauce with the peppers into the mayo until incorporated.
Cut biscuits in half and drizzle the bottom of the biscuit with honey.
Top with a piece of chicken. Stack on some bread and butter pickles on top of the chicken and spread the top of the biscuit with spicy mayonnaise.
Top that biscuit and compile the whole perfect bite together. If you want more heat, add a few dashes or hot sauce. Enjoy!
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