Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken & Mac Salad Sliders

Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken & Mac Salad Sliders

Jullie Anne

Tender, slow-cooked chicken, sweet teriyaki glaze, and a creamy macaroni salad. What's more to say? This recipe is a classic Hawaiian plate lunch packed into a slider. Easy preparation and bite-sized, these slides are perfect for gameday spreads, whether you're having friends over or tailgating at the stadium.

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3
Servings
1667
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

For the Chicken & Macaroni Salad

  • 4-5  Chicken Breasts
  • Garlic Cloves, peeled & smashed
  • 2-in segment Fresh Ginger, peeled & roughly chopped
  • Scallion Stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2  Cup  Diced Fresh Pineapple (*very ripe)
  • 2  Cups  Chicken Stock
  • 1/3  Cup  Soy Sauce
  • 1  Tablespoon  Sesame Oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/2  Cups  Dried Macaroni
  • 1  Cup  Grated Carrot
  • 1/2  Cup  Chopped Scallions
  • 1 1/4  Cup  Mayonnaise
  • 1/4  Cup  Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  Celery Salt

For the Teriyaki Glaze & Sliders

  • Garlic Cloves, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 2-in segment Fresh Ginger, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1/2  Cup  Diced Fresh Pineapple (*very ripe)
  • 1  Tablespoon  Sesame Oil
  • 1/4  Cup  Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/3  Cup  Soy Sauce
  • 2  Tablespoons  Mirin
  • 2/3 +1/4  Cups  Water, divided
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  Cornstarch
  • 12  Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Directions

For the Chicken & Macaroni Salad

  1. To prepare the chicken, place the chicken breasts, garlic, ginger, scallions, and pineapple into a slow cooker. In a separate bowl, combine the chicken stock, soy sauce, sesame oil, and brown sugar. Whisk together to combine well. Pour this over the chicken, make sure everything is submerged, then cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. To prepare the macaroni salad, bring a small pot of salted water to a boil, then add the macaroni. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until the pasta is fully cooked and soft. Drain the pasta, and allow to cool slightly. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and celery salt. Whisk to blend well. Then, combine the cooked macaroni, grated carrot, and chopped green onion in a mixing bowl. Add the dressing, and toss everything together until well-combined and the pasta is completely coated. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. When the chicken is done cooking, separate the cooking liquid and the chicken. Shred the chicken, and combine with as much of the cooking liquid as needed to keep the chicken moist.

 

For the Teriyaki Glaze & Sliders

  1. To make the teriyaki glaze, heat the sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium-high, then add the chopped garlic, ginger, and pineapple. Saute until aromatic, about 1 minute. Next, add the brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin, and 2/3 of a cup of water. Stir to combine well, then bring the mixture to a simmer. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of water and 1 1/2 tbsps of cornstarch. Whisk together to make a slurry. Once the teriyaki sauce has come to a simmer, pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan, stir, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens into a glaze-like texture. Strain into a bowl, and set aside until ready to serve.
  2. To assemble the sliders, cut Hawaiian rolls in half and lightly toast. Transfer to a serving platter. Place shredded chicken on the bottom halves, then top with teriyaki glaze, macaroni salad, and top halves of the rolls.
  3. Serve on gameday. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
72g
100%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
23g
96%
Cholesterol
134mg
45%
Carbohydrate, by difference
208g
100%
Protein
56g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
199µg
28%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
3mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
59mg
79%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
351mg
35%
Choline, total
102mg
24%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
248µg
62%
Iron, Fe
15mg
83%
Magnesium, Mg
174mg
54%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
26mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
934mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
59µg
100%
Sodium, Na
3337mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
394g
15%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Teriyaki Chicken Shopping Tip

If you’re buying chicken at the store, make sure that it’s the last thing you pick up before hitting the checkout – and to head straight home with it to the icebox.

Teriyaki Chicken Cooking Tip

When browning meat, resist the urge to move the meat – you must allow a flavorful crust to form over high heat. Once it has formed, the meat should slide freely with the shake of a pan.