Moroccan Chicken Sliders
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Selection, Storage and Prep
- Select ground chicken (or turkey) made with all-white poultry meat for the leanest, most healthful choice.
- Jars of roasted cinnamon and roasted cumin are readily available in the spice aisle.
- The coriander plant is known for its seeds (whole or ground) and its dark green leafy leaves, better known as cilantro.
- Cardamom is a member of the ginger family and an aromatic spice native to India, available in seeds or ground. Cardamom imparts a pungent aroma and a spicy-sweet flavor.
- Use any variety of plain yogurt for the sauce, nonfat, low-fat or full-fat, traditional yogurt or Greek. Greek yogurt will typically be thicker and better for a slider spread.
- For true authentic date enjoyment, choose fresh Medjool dates (from Morocco typically) rather than prechopped, packaged dates. Medjool dates are sold in portioned, small containers or by the pound in bulk. You’ll usually find them in the produce department.
- Choose dates that are shiny, uniformly colored and not broken.
- Store Medjool dates at room temperature in an airtight container for several months or refrigerate for up to one year.
- Fresh Medjool dates can be finicky to cut and chop because they’re so sticky. Use a very sharp knife, straight or serrated blade, and toss the chopped pieces with a smidgen (1/4 to ½ teaspoon) flour to keep them from sticking together. They’ll blend with the ground chicken better and stay separated, too.
- Serve Moroccan Chicken Sliders on 100% whole wheat or multigrain slider buns for a hefty dose of whole-grain nutrient benefits.
- Cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, white, red and black pepper are all rich in disease-fighting and health-promoting antioxidants.
- Greek yogurt typically contains more active cultures and two to three times more protein than traditional yogurt.
- Walnuts are the only nut with a significant source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids for heart health.
- Dates are a good source of fiber and contribute potassium and iron, along with health-promoting antioxidants. Plus, they’re a tasty and nutrient-rich way to satisfy a sweet tooth!