Fried Beer Chicken Sliders with Beer Pickled Peaches and Jalapeños

Fried Beer Chicken Sliders with Beer Pickled Peaches and Jalapeños. Fried chicken is SOOOOO good with pickled peaches!

Fried Beer Chicken Sliders with Beer Pickled Peaches & Jalapenos

Slider has always been one of those skeevy words that I’ve tried to avoid. Like, well, the word “skeevy,” or the unfortunate times I’m forced to use the word “moist.” Like the way “wooded area” is almost always followed by “dead body” or how the word “penetrate” should never be used outside a seventh grade health class as a way to horrify kids into keeping it in their pants for a few more years.

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I need a viable replacement word, something more appropriate for a miniature version of a delightful sandwich. I also need replacement words for the multitude of swear words I use on a daily basis, but one thing at a time. I’m much more motivated to find replacement words for “slider” and “moist,” those are much less fun to say than my drunken sailor vocabulary.

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Fried Beer Chicken Sliders with Beer Pickled Peaches and Jalapenos


    For the Peaches:
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pale ale beer
  • 2 ice cubes (about 2-3 tbs water)
  • 1 large peach (slightly under ripe, firm), sliced
  • For the Sliders:
  • 2 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 12 ounces pale ale
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch cayenne
  • canola or peanut oil for frying
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly slices
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 12 Hawaiian rolls, split


  1. In a pot over medium high heat add the vinegar, sugar and salt, stir until the sugar and salt has dissolved, remove from heat. Stir in the beer and ice cubes, allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Add the peaches to a bowl, pour the pickling liquid over the peaches, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour and up to three days.
  2. Add the chicken to a large bowl or baking dish, cover with beer and buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours and up to overnight.
  3. Heat 4 to 6 inches of oil in a large saucepan, using a deep fry thermometer, adjust heat to maintain 350 degrees.
  4. In a shallow bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne.
  5. One at a time remove the pieces of chicken from the buttermilk, toss in the flour until well coated, dip back into the buttermilk mixture and then toss again in the flour until well coated. Drop gently into the hot oil, frying until golden brown and the center reaches 165 on a meat thermometer, about 6 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl combine the jalapeno, green onion and red onions.
  7. Split the buns, add a piece of fried chicken, one to two pickled peaches and 1 tablespoon onion jalapeno mixture.
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17 thoughts on “Fried Beer Chicken Sliders with Beer Pickled Peaches and Jalapeños

  1. so… i have been thinking about the “replacement word” for “slider” something that conveys the awesomeness of something in a mini version. like Fried Beer Chicken BOMBS or grenades, small but packs a punch. as for replacement words for swear words… it is my opinion that these words are a necessary and actually healthy addition to the vocabulary of the passionate. there are just some words that can only be used in certain situations. and, well, if you want to get down to it. using a replacement word doesn’t work, cause you just give that replacement word the same meaning of the swear word, making the replacement word a swear word too.

  2. Oh wow, another winner!! You’re so creative with your flavor combos, I love it. Also, I hear ya about the word “slider.” It evokes way too many disturbing images of over-eating and gluttony for me. Perhaps “mini sammie” or “two bite sandwich”? But both of those are so wordy. Damn you “slider” for being so efficient in conveying meaning. 😉 😉

  3. You had me at “beer pickled peaches”. Anything beer pickled is bound to be incredibly delicious. Loving how cute these sliders look! Please, do let me know if you come up with a replacement word for “slider”. Not a big fan of the word “slider” either. “Two-bite burger”, maybe? 😉

  4. Hey! So these look amazeballs! I teach a community ed. class featuring cooking with craft beer and I’m updating the recipes for this weeks class. Most of the recipes I’ve seen online suck! I’d like to try making these with my students…if you dont mind…it would be an honor…

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