Try these Spicy Chicken Sliders with Chilled Rockets Glare Rosé®. Or if you would prefer a white wine, try them with Tassel Ridge Iowa Brianna. These Tassel Ridge Asian Chicken Sliders are full of flavors and spice, and well-chilled Rockets Glare Rosé or Iowa Brianna are the perfect wines to cool the spice and the warm weather!
Tassel Ridge® Asian Chicken Sliders
- ⅓ cup sweet chili sauce
- 1½ cups soy sauce
- ¼ cup sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ bunch cilantro
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, cut into pieces
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3 pieces against the grain and pounded to ¼ inch
- 1 seedless cucumber, julienned
- 2 carrots, julienned
- 1 fresh jalapeño, thinly sliced
- 12 slider buns, toasted
Combine chili sauce, soy sauce, oil, garlic, lime juice, orange juice, cilantro, vinegar, and ginger in food processor and blend until garlic and ginger pieces are small. Place about ¾ of sauce into plastic zipper bag. Add chicken pieces. Refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate remaining sauce in small bowl. Preheat grill. Remove chicken from sauce and discard sauce. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and grill another 3 to 4 minutes or until no longer pink (internal temperature should 165°F). While chicken is cooking, combine cucumber, carrots, and jalapeño in bowl with reserved sauce. Place chicken piece on each bun and top with cucumber-carrot mixture. Serves 6.
Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Rockets Glare Rosé® or Iowa Brianna
Rockets Glare Rosé is a sweet rosé with cherry on the nose, bright red cherries on the palate, and green apple on the finish. Made from Sabrevois and La Crosse grapes grown in our Mahaska County, Iowa, vineyards, try Rockets Glare Rosé with your favorite spicy foods. Serve chilled.
Iowa Brianna is a sweet white wine with apricot, peach, kiwi, and star-fruit on the nose, and pear, apple, and apricot on the palate. The acidity is perfectly balanced with the level of sweetness for a clean, lingering finish. Iowa Brianna pairs well with soft ripened cheese, salads that contain fruit, and aromatic spicy dishes like Thai or Indian cuisine. Serve chilled.