Smoky Sliders Got Soul

Recipe submitted by Daring

daring shreds! These irresistible sliders feature pulled daring pieces tossed with smoky-sweet chipotle BBQ sauce for a bite that’ll blitz out even the most hardcore carnivore.

10-15 minutes | Serves 2-4


  • 1
    8oz pouch of
  • 1/2
    small head green cabbage, tough outer leaves removed
  • 2
    scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp
    apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 3 tsp
    agave nectar, divided
  • 1 tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2
    medium red onion, diced
  • 1
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1
    chipotle pepper (from a small can of chipotles in adobo sauce)
  • 1 tbsp
    vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp
    vegan butter
  • 6
    slider buns, halved
  • Salt & pepper


  • Large skillet
  • Food processor or blender


Step 1

Prepare slaw. Slice cabbage in half along the core. Carefully remove the cores and slice into thin ribbons. Add to a large mixing bowl with scallions, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 tsp agave, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Toss to combine. Let rest at room temperature.

Sliced cabbage

Step 2

Place a saucepan over medium-high heat and add vegetable oil. When hot, add red onion and a pinch of salt and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and just browning at the edges. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute more. Add ketchup, water, chipotle pepper, Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 tsp agave, dry mustard, and a large pinch of black pepper. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Carefully pour the sauce mixture into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour the sauce back into your saucepan. Add daring pieces, bring mixture to a simmer, cover, and cook for 7 to 9 minutes or until the pieces are heated through and shred easily with a fork. Remove from heat.

Smoky sauce with vegan chicken

Step 4

Using tongs, carefully move the daring pieces to a clean cutting board. Shred the pieces with two forks and return them to the saucepan. Toss to coat. Cover to keep warm.

shredded daring chicken pieces

Step 5

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegan butter and swirl to coat the bottom. Add the slider buns cut side down and toast until golden brown, about 60 to 90 seconds. Move to a plate.

Step 6

To assemble daring sliders, sandwich a heaping spoonful of pulled daring and vinegary slaw in between each toasted bun. Serve hot (with plenty of napkins).

daring sliders

This recipe features

Daring Foods Original Pieces Plant Based Chicken

Daring Original Pieces

6 x 8oz pouches$45.00