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Chicken Blueberry Sliders Recipe For National Blueberry Month

How about some Chicken Blueberry Sliders with blueberry corn salsa? July is National Blueberry Month (July 8th is National Blueberry Day). Before the month ends, make a bunch of blueberry recipes.

You can start with a blueberry pie or cobbler, of course, but also consider adding the little blue gems to other recipes. Consider these uses for blueberries:

  • Breakfast cereals, cold and hot
  • Cakes, cheesecakes, tarts
  • Cocktails
  • Crostini and goat cheese or ricotta
  • Fruit salads
  • Green salads
  • Ice cream, ice pops, shakes
  • Muffins, popovers, homemade blueberry bagels
  • Pancakes
  • Rice and grains
  • Smoothies
  • Yogurt
    Thanks to Wish Farms, grower of premium blueberries, and Chef Emily Ellyn, Retro Rad Television Chef, for the recipe.

    > The history of sliders.

    Bourbon and berries are a perfect pairing—when cooked together, the flavors are amazing, says chef Emily Ellyn.

    This recipe tenderizes the chicken into a pulled barbecue that will elevate a party, cookout, or picnic to a toast-worthy celebration.

    Total time is 4-1/2 hours and yields 24 sliders.

    Serve with cabbage slaw on the side (check out these slaw recipes).
    Ingredients For The Sliders

  • 5 pounds boneless skinless chicken
  • 1 cup Bourbon
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 large white onion, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 large orange, juice, and zest
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder (recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 25 King’s Hawaiian Slider Buns (or substitute)
  • Blueberry Corn Salsa (recipe follows)
    Ingredients For The Blueberry Corn Salsa

  • 1 pint fresh Wish Farms blueberries, washed and dried
  • 3 ears (about 2 cups) corn, kernels removed (fresh or grilled)
  • ¼ cup pineapple (fresh or grilled), diced
  • ¼ cup (1 small) red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup (1 small) red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons (1 small) diced jalapenos, seeds, and ribs removed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 limes, juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
    Ingredients For The Cilantro Cream Sauce

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium taco seasoning (substitute 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

    1. PREHEAT the oven to 350°F or heat a crockpot to high.

    2. RINSE the chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Add to a large roasting pan or a crockpot set to high.

    3. WHISK together the bourbon glaze ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Pour over the meat. Cover and cook for 4 hours or until meat is fork tender. Once the meat is tender…


    Blueberry-Chicken Sliders
    [1] Chicken sliders are fun fare for a party or picnic (photo © Wish Farms).

    2 Bowls of Blueberries
    [2] Buy more blueberries than you need for this recipe and use them with everything (photo © Blueberry Council).

    Raw Chicken Breasts With Herbs
    [3] The chicken breasts are slow-cooked for four hours (photo © Alleksana | Pexels).

    Woodford Reserve Bourbon Bottle
    [4] The Bourbon glaze adds a depth of flavor, but those who don’t drink needn’t worry: There’s no alcohol left after cooking (photo © Woodford Reserve).

    Cilantro & Lime Wedges
    [5] Fresh lime juice perks up the cilantro cream sauce (photo © Lindsay Moe | Unsplash).


    4. REMOVE from the roasting pan or slow cooker and let cool slightly before pulling it apart with a fork. Option: If you like crispy carnitas-esque meat, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Press the shredded meat into the oil and fry until crusty on one side.

    5. MAKE the Blueberry Corn Salsa: Toss the blueberries, corn, pineapple, pepper, red onion, jalapenos, and cilantro together in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients to the mix, toss again, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

    6. MAKE the Cilantro Cream Sauce: In a small, sealable container mix the sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, and seasoning. Mix well and taste; adjust the seasoning as desired. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    7. BUILD your sliders. Place a scoop of glazed chicken on a slider bun, top with blueberry corn salsa, cilantro cream sauce, and serve with shredded cabbage. For party serving: Use your slow cooker to braise your meat as seen above.

    NOTE: When holding meat during a party, add a pint of stock and turn the heat to low.




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