As a Texan, BBQ is a part of my DNA. Every family gathering was an occasion to fire up the old BBQ pit. My uncles would spend several hours prepping and cooking the meat while my cousins and I played. The sweet smoke wafted through the air, enticing us with its aroma. When the meat was finally done, we piled our plates high with brisket, sausage, chicken, coleslaw, and beans. I can still taste those succulent dishes and the smell of BBQ never fails to remind me of my family.
These are the memories that I want my kids to experience. However, I usually don’t have 8 hours to dedicate to a BBQ pit. I often have to make due with a quick recipe. Although my uncles would not approved, I’ve managed to develop a few tasty dishes that honor my family’s traditions with a modern twist.
One of these dishes is my Grilled Chicken Sliders with Coleslaw. What makes this dish fast and easy is the Tyson’s Grilled & Ready Chicken Breasts. These fully cooked breasts are 98% fat free and have no preservatives. I went to Walmart and purchased two packages along with the rest of the ingredients (note: Tyson has many fast and tasty meal ideas and recipes).
The dish takes about 35 minutes to prepare and serves 4-6 people.
- Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breasts
- King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet 12 Pack Dinner Rolls
- Head of Red Cabbage
- Head of Green Cabbage
- 3 Whole Carrots
- Raspberry Pomegranate Dressing
- Red Wine Vinegar
- BBQ Sauce
- Place Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breasts in pan and heat per the instructions on the package.
- Cut both heads of cabbage in half and shred the halves in a bowl.
- Peel carrots and grate into bowl with cabbage.
- Add red wine vinegar and raspberry pomegranate dressing to taste and toss.
- Place coleslaw in refrigerator to chill.
- Pour BBQ sauce into saucepan and simmer.
- Remove Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breasts from oven and cut in half.
- Pour BBQ sauce over chicken breasts.
- Cut dinner rolls in half and place on plate.
- Add chicken breasts to rolls along with a tablespoon of coleslaw.
- Serve sliders with remaining coleslaw.
I added a few grilled red onions to a couple of the sandwiches to add an additional flavor element and counteract the sweetness of the bread, coleslaw, and BBQ sauce.
My kids were so excited when they saw that I was making sliders. They eagerly loaded their plates as I did when I was a child at our family BBQs. Here are the final dinner results:
- Me – Thumbs up.
- KayEm – Thumbs up.
- Nee (11) – Thumbs up.
- N (9) – Thumbs up.
- X (5) – Thumbs down. Ate one slider and decided he didn’t like it. He didn’t touch the coleslaw.
Therefore, this dish gets a family rating of 4 out 5 stars.