These Spicy Korean Barbecue Chicken Sliders are topped with a cool and crunchy slaw and a tangy kimchi sauce. Inspired by food sold by Korean food trucks I hope to indulge upon one of these days.
Tomorrow, I’m participating in a local event ~ Taste of Danbury Afternoon Block Party ~ where I’ll be doing a cooking demonstration with a tailgating theme. Chef Plum is organizing a group of local food bloggers to participate in this fun family event and I can’t wait to share some healthy cooking techniques and recipes with the crowd. There are going to be over 20,000 people attending this event over the weekend, so I’m hoping lots of folks will stop by our Afternoon Block Party to check out what we’re doing.
Football is a huge part of our family. With four boys and a die-hard Giants fan as a husband, Sundays are reserved for football. Fantasy football is an annual ritual that everyone looks forward – it’s fun competition and a great way to connect with friends and family, near and far.
Football snacks are a tradition every Sunday during football season, so I’m always busy in the kitchen whipping up fun snacks with a tailgate theme for my family. Over the years, I’ve been lightening up our football Sunday fare. Wings, dips, chili, and burgers are all fun football foods, but they’re often laden with fat.
One of my challenges has been to lighten up these favorite football foods. I’ve made buffalo wings using my ActiFry, lightened up dips (check out my Philly Cheese Steak Dip, 9-Layer Dip, Hot Spinach Dip, and Hot Black Bean Salsa Dip), and come up with healthier chilies, like my Crockpot Cincinnati Chili and Turkey Black Bean Chili.
For the cooking demonstration I’ll be doing, one of the recipes I’ll be sharing is a Spicy Korean Chicken Slider, inspired by the Korean food trucks in California. I’ve only eaten off of one of these food trucks a few years ago, so I dream of returning to the West Coast to try more food off these trucks. I love the spicy and sweet notes that Korean food offers, so this slider is a conglomeration of all the flavors that I associate with Korean food.
This recipe uses both gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) and kimchi, both of which are fermented foods that are packed with flavor and spice. I’ve also lightened up this game day favorite with ground chicken and a cool Asian coleslaw. Served on a whole wheat slider bun, this is a healthier version of the typical slider with an Asian twist.
One of these days, I’m hoping to taste a slider off of a Korean food truck. Until then, these Spicy Korean Barbecue Chicken Sliders will have to keep me satisfied. I made these for my boys and husband and they gave them a huge thumbs up. Enjoy!