Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders

Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders

Prep: 60 min.

Cook: 5 min.

Serves: 4

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Channel a little island magic with our Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders—an arrangement of flavors that promise to make your taste buds feel like they’re in paradise. In this recipe, the cooked chicken, sweetness of crushed pineapples, crispy celery, and rich macadamia nuts come together with the help of KING’S HAWAIIAN Savory Butter Rolls.

Also, these sliders are bursting with essential nutrients, providing a hearty meal for any event, from a child’s school lunch or a day of tailgating. The Hawaiian bread roll provides carbohydrates, the cooked chicken offers lean protein, and macadamia nuts contribute healthy fats. Meanwhile, celery and pineapple pack immunity-boosting vitamin C and an array of other vitamins and minerals.

Can these sliders be made quickly?

Pro tip: For those moments when time is of the essence, you can bypass the chilling step and dive straight into assembling these Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders. Your sliders  will still deliver delightful flavors,  but chilling is recommended to let the flavors sit and infuse.

Crafting the Tropical Salad Fusion

Start your culinary journey by combining chicken, pineapple, celery, macadamia nuts, mayonnaise, parsley, and a dash of Sriracha in a medium-sized bowl. This step is an excellent opportunity to enlist the help of little chefs, turning dinnertime into a fun family activity.

The chicken, beyond its role as a lean protein source, is the main savory ingredient. Opt for a mix of white and dark meat for an extra flavor punch. Season with simple yet effective ingredients like olive oil, salt, and pepper before baking or, if time is scarce, embrace the convenience of a rotisserie chicken or canned chicken.

Pineapple brings a burst of sunshine with its sweet, tangy notes, balancing the flavor profile. Celery adds a refreshing crunch and earthy undertones that complement the pineapple's sweetness. Chopped macadamia nuts introduce a delightful crunch and a buttery richness.

Mayonnaise helps to bind these ingredients together, uniting the diverse textures and flavors into a cohesive whole. Parsley adds an edge to your dish with its fresh, peppery notes and vibrant color. Sriracha injects a hint of heat, elevating the flavor profile.

A pinch of salt and a grind of pepper work their magic to balance and elevate the chicken salad's taste. Salt enhances the individual flavors, while pepper introduces a subtle spice. Fun fact: a pinch of salt on pineapple can actually make it sweeter due to the way sodium neutralizes any sour taste from citric acid.

Chill for Intensified Irresistibility

Allow the ingredients to mingle in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Chilling not only harmonizes and intensifies the flavors but also provides a refreshing contrast on warmer days or when paired with heartier main courses.

TIme to Enjoy Your Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders

Cut the KING’S HAWAIIAN Savory Butter Rolls by slicing and separating the tops from the bottoms. Toasting the insides adds an extra layer of crunch.

Spoon a generous portion of the chilled Hawaiian Chicken Salad onto the bottom piece of each roll, then crown it with the top half.

In each bite, savor the tropical taste—a combination of textures and flavors that encapsulates the essence of an island getaway.

Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders

Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sliders

Prep: 60 min.

Cook: 5 min.

Serves: 4

  • 1 Cup Chopped Cooked Chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Drained Crushed Pineapple
  • 1/3 Cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 Cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 Teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Sweet Hawaiian Dinner Rolls Butter

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