OH MY GOD. This is maybe one of the best things I have ever made. I did make a few modifications to the recipe, though. Rather than make 24 slider patties and use a serving of 2 sliders with 2 patties on each roll, I just made 6 patties and made each serving size 1 patty on 1 roll. Nice and simple. I used regular, unflavored breadcumbs rather than panko. Without a doubt, the key to this recipe is the fresh basil. We are lucky enough to have a fresh basil plant in our apartment, so I had that on hand, for free. I'd splurge for fresh basil from the store every once in a while for this recipe, but I definitely don't think this recipe would be as impressive without it. Something to consider. It also reheated like a champ.
Very yummy. Cider was a heck of a lot more expensive than apple juice, so I used the juice plus one tablespoon of lemon juice in place of the cider. I added the lemon juice because that's what Chef Google told me to do to make the taste of the apple juice mimic the cider. I have no idea if it made a lick of difference, but I did it. The rice was super delicious, too.
Really flavorful, and really simple. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that I had to cook the chicken on the stovetop and in the oven. I get grumpy when that is called for in a recipe, as it clutters up the kitchen with extra dishes that my lovely husband graciously washes every night. So while it's not a pain for me when it comes to washing, it's kind of an annoyance in general. I'd make this recipe again, for sure.
So there you have it! Which of this week's recipes do you think you would be most likely to try? Any Cooking Light recipes you think I should explore?