Easy Summertime Pickles

A vinegar and mustard Carolina-style barbecue sauce moistens shredded grilled chicken for sliders. Serve Carolina Pulled Chicken Sliders with Easy Summertime Pickles for piquant crunch.

Carolina Pulled Chicken Sliders


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 package McCormick® Grill Mates® Carolina Country marinade
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Vegetable oil
  • 12 slider sandwich rolls
  • Easy Summertime Pickles, recipe follows (optional)


  1. Mix ketchup, vinegar, onion, sugar and Marinade Mix in medium saucepan until well blended. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Set aside.
  2. Brush chicken lightly with oil.
  3. Grill chicken over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through, turning occasionally.
  4. Shred chicken using 2 forks. Add to saucepan; toss to coat well. Spoon shredded chicken mixture on rolls. Serve with Easy Summertime Pickles, if desired.
  5. Easy Summertime Pickles: Place 2 cups thinly sliced cucumbers and 1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion in medium glass bowl. Set aside.
  6. Mix 1 cup cider vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon each McCormick® Celery Seed, McCormick® Mustard Seed and non-iodized salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour hot liquid and spices over cucumbers and onions. Cool slightly.
  8. Cover. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  9. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 2 months.

Yield: 12 appetizer servings | Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 25 min

per serving Calories: 237 Fat: 5 g Carbohydrates: 30 g Cholesterol: 37 mg Sodium: 545 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 18 g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: McCormick

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