In the Kitchen: Chicken and Pimento Cheese Sliders

Avenue N and The Pantry Owner and Chef Nick Rabar joined us to share his recipe for Chicken and Pimento Cheese Sliders.

Fried Chicken

Ingredients for Fried Chicken: 

  • 6ea. Chicken Pieces, cut small and pounded thin
  • 2ea. Eggs, cracked and whipped
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 shots Tobasco Sauce
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 pinch Garlic
  • 1 pinch Oregano
  • 1 pinch Onion powder
  • 1 pinch Paprika
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 pinch Cayenne


Mix eggs, buttermilk and tabasco, Marinate chicken for 20 minutes. Mix flour and spices. Remove chicken from egg mixture and dredge in flour. Fry in 350 degree oil until crisp. Top with pimento cheese, pickles, arugula, and ranch dressing.

Fried Dough Buns

Ingredients for Fried Dough Buns: 

  • 1/3 Cup Milk, warmed to about 90 degrees
  • 2 teaspoons Yeast
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 5 ounces Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 5 each Eggs
  • 1 ea. Egg White
  • 3 1/2 + 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour, sifted
  • 1 gallon Oil, for frying


In a mixing bowl, add warm milk and yeast. Dissolve for 5 minutes. Add butter, sugar, salt, and eggs and mix until blended. Add 1/2 flour, then remaining half. Proof whole dough ball until double in size (about 1 hour). Cut into 3- inch rounds and allow to proof again for additional hour. Fry in 325 degree oil until golden brown. Remove and gently cool. Reserve.

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