Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


2 dozen


12 small boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)4 cups finely chopped pecans1 large egg, beaten1/4 cup 2% milk1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper 2-3 dashes hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco Cooking sprayBOURBON BERRY JAM:1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened mixed berries1 cup sugar1/3 cup bourbon1/4 cup cornstarchSLAW:1 package (16 ounces) tri-color coleslaw mix1/2 cup mayonnaise3 tablespoons sugar3 tablespoons lime juice2 packages (12 ounces each) Hawaiian sweet rolls, split


Preheat air fryer to 375°. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness; cut each thigh in half. Place pecans in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, whisk together egg, milk, salt, pepper and pepper sauce. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat with pecans. In batches, arrange chicken in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, turning once, 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine jam ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thick, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; crush berries to desired consistency. For slaw, in a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, sugar and lime juice. To assemble, spoon 1 heaping tablespoon jam onto bottom of each roll. Layer with hot chicken and slaw; replace tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 slider: 335 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.