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Chicken Thigh Sliders

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Whether you just need a break from a run-of-the mill-burger or are looking to mix it up during the week, these chicken thigh sliders are here to save the day. Traeger Liquid Gold BBQ sauce works as both the seasoning for the chicken thighs and the base for a quick slider sauce. The mustard-infused, Carolina-style Liquid Gold BBQ sauce is good on anything, but really shines on these sliders.

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Liquid Gold Special Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoon Mayonnaise

  • 1 Tablespoon Traeger Liquid Gold BBQ Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar

  • 1/2 Teaspoon distilled white vinegar

Sliders

  • 1 Cup finely shredded purple cabbage

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1 Tablespoon neutral oil or nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper

  • Traeger Liquid Gold BBQ Sauce

  • 6 Hawaiian slider buns

  • Pickle slices

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    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 375°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    375 ˚F

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    Make the liquid gold special sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Liquid Gold BBQ Sauce, ketchup, sugar, and vinegar.
    • 2 Tablespoon Mayonnaise

    • 1 Tablespoon Traeger Liquid Gold BBQ Sauce

    • 1 Tablespoon ketchup

    • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar

    • 1/2 Teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 3

    Make the sliders: In a medium bowl, toss half of the special sauce with the cabbage until well coated. Reserve the remaining sauce for assembling the sliders.
    • 1 Cup finely shredded purple cabbage

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    Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and trim any excess fat if needed. Brush the chicken thighs lightly on both sides with the oil and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
    • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

    • 1 Tablespoon neutral oil or nonstick cooking spray

    • 1 Teaspoon Kosher salt

    • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper

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    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of the thickest chicken thigh. Place the chicken thighs directly on the lowest grill grate. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 110°F, 10-12 minutes. Flip and brush with Traeger Liquid Gold BBQ Sauce. Close the lid and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 155°F, the thighs are starting to brown, and the sauce has set, 8-10 minutes more. Flip and brush again with Traeger Liquid Gold BBQ Sauce. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 3-5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the grill.

    375 ˚F

    165 ˚F

    • To Taste Traeger Liquid Gold BBQ Sauce

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    To assemble the sliders, slather 1 tablespoon of the liquid gold special sauce on each side of the slider buns. Stack a chicken thigh, some of the cabbage slaw, and a few pickles on each bottom bun, then finish with the top buns. Enjoy!
    • 6 Hawaiian slider buns

    • Pickle slices