Hot Brown Chicken Sliders

Hot Brown Chicken Sliders

Hot Brown Chicken Sliders

Chicken Sliders Recipe
We got our first snow this week! I love the first few snows of the year. I love the look of the snow, playing in the snow, and the excuse to stay inside and drink more than one cup of hot chocolate while admiring the snow from the window. Our son got to eat snow for the first time when we ventured out to take pictures for our family Christmas card. He was a huge fan, to say the least!

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Weston is all about this “snow” business!

We visited our friends, the cows, on our way around the ranch to our “picture spots.” Cody and I always talk about how we would hate to be a calf born into the cold. It seems like coming from the warmth of your momma into the freezing cold world would just be horrible! However, judging by the way the little ones were running around and playing, they’re just like any other kid on a snow day!

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The cows still going about their grazing. A little snow won’t stop them!

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Snow just adds to the beauty of everything, doesn’t it?

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“Hey Lady, did you bring us some of that hot chocolate?”

When you come inside from the snow, aside from the heat, nothing is better than a comforting meal! My mother-in-law mentioned Hot Brown Sandwiches she had made a few days before. They sounded delicious! Anything with a cheese sauce and bacon is a huge “YES, PLEASE!” I decided I would give my own version a try. I’m all about this “slider” craze! If I can make anything mini to where I don’t feel so guilty about having more than one, I’m there!  Also, little food is easier to eat on the run or while chasing my child around the house. Before I could kick the snow off of my boots, these little gooey, cheesy, bacony, chicken sliders were on my mind!

We cooked a whole chicken, which would have been a divine meal on its own, but like I said, I was hooked on the idea of the Hot Brown Chicken Sliders. There’s just no fighting it when I get a craving. So I’ll give you recipes for both!

 

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Baked Chicken

Ingredients:

1 Rain Crow Ranch Pasture Raised Chicken

2 Cups Chicken Broth

Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary

 

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

2. Remove neck from chicken and reserve to make stock

3. Wash chicken in cold water and pat dry

4. Place Chicken in roasting pan with rack or with foil coils to lift the bird off of the bottom of the pan

5. Season generously with salt and pepper

6. Put a few sprigs of rosemary or your favorite herb into the cavity of the chicken

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7. Pour about 2 cups of chicken broth into the bottom of the pan

8. Bake covered at 325 for about two hours

9. Remove cover and continue baking at 300 until the temperature on the meat thermometer reaches 170

10. Remove to a cutting board and allow chicken to rest for 15 minutes before carving

Yum! That’s a good lookin’ chicken. But if you happen to be in a more decadent state of mind like me, or you have plenty of leftovers from your chicken dinner, continue reading!

 

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Hot Brown Chicken Sliders

Ingredients:

3 or 4 Cups of shredded Rain Crow Ranch Pasture Raised Chicken meat

1 Package (12 Count) Original Kings Hawaiian Rolls

8-10 Slices Heritage Pasture Raised Pork Bacon

½ Stick Butter

4 Tbsp. Flour

4 Cups Heated Milk

3 Big Slices Swiss Cheese

1-2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Salt and Pepper

 

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Fry bacon in a skillet to your liking (Cody is a floppy bacon person and I like mine crispy!)

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3. Heat milk in a sauce pan until hot but not boiling

4. In another saucepan, melt butter completely. Add flour, stirring continuously and cook for about 4 minutes until the mixture is a very light brown color

5. Slowly add milk to butter and flour mixture one cup at a time stirring continuously so that the sauce is smooth.

6. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens over low heat

7. Add 1-2 cups of cheddar cheese to the sauce, stirring until it is fully incorporated

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8. Slice the rolls in half, leaving them in one big sheet, with a bread knife

9. Spread a little of the cheese sauce onto the bottom half of the rolls

10. Add chicken on top of the cheese sauce

11. Add Swiss cheese

12. Add Bacon slices

13. Add more cheese sauce to the top of the bacon

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14. Place tops on sandwich

15. Cover sandwiches with foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes

16. Remove foil and continue to bake for 5-7 minutes

17. Remove to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting along the perforations to separate the sandwiches

Decadent, gooey goodness is served! And this lady’s snow day is a million times more delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

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