Maple Vinegar Jerk Chicken Sliders with Pineapple Salsa

This is my spin on jerk chicken....with maple vinegar. The Maple Guild is hosting a recipe contest and I of course had to make both sweet and savory recipes. This one is mhy aboslute favorite and I highly recommend serving it at parties or even just for yourself! If you're gluten free, nix the bun and enjoy with extra salsa.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thigh meat 
  • Slider buns

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup maple vinegar  
  • 1/2 tablespoon molasses 
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons allspice 
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg 
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, diced
  • Cilantro, to taste 
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper 

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients until combined. Add the chicken thigh meat and let it marinate for 8 hours.
  2. Place the chicken in a skillet on medium heat with the remaining marinade until thoroughly cooked through. 
  3. For the pineapple salsa, combine all the ingredients with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add chicken and salsa on a bun and serve!