Whirlybird Sliders

Prep: 35 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes

2 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves Garlic, minced

½ Red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Pinch ground Cayenne

Juice of ½ lemon

3 Chicken breasts

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

12 KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

4 Pineapple rings, cut into thirds

1 ½ cup Pepper jack cheese, shredded

5 tablespoons Mayonnaise, divided

For egg wash:

1 tablespoon Sesame seeds

Step 1
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook garlic and onions until soft, 5 minutes. Add in King’s Hawaiian BBQ Sauce and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer and add chicken. Cover, reduce heat to medium- low, and cook until chicken is no longer pink, 15 to 18 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Step 2
When chicken is cool enough to handle, use two forks to shred. Return chicken to sauce and stir until combined.
Step 3
Slice King’s Hawaiian rolls in half and place bottom buns into a 9”-x-13” baking dish. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on bottom buns, then top with chicken mixture, pineapple, pepper jack, and top halves of buns. Spread with remaining mayonnaise, then brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Step 4
Bake until buns are golden and cheese is melty, 15 minutes.