Toston Chicken Sliders

Before we left Hialeah, for our new life in Orlando, we knew that Pincho Factory was going to open a restaurant just under 5 minutes away from our home. We were so happy for Hialeah and so sad for ourselves, because well we were kind of obsessed with the place. Nowadays they just go by Pincho, but they are still delicious. Everytime we are back visiting Jorge’s dad, we stop by for our favorite meal. Cue the toston chicken sandwiches. Because the idea of swapping buns for tostones is genius and we couldn’t believe we had never thought of it.

Now their version has a delicious cilantro sauce included which our does not, but we promise it is still delicious and very easy to make at home. The recipe below is for 2 adults.

 

Ingredients
1 lb chicken breast. (About 2 large)
Sazon completa seasoning (ex. Badia)
1 Tbsp. butter
Olive oil
2 large green plantains
2 to 3 Tbsp. coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
Swiss cheese
Mayonnaise
Lettuce
Tomato (we use Roma tomatoes since the size works best)
Salt

 

Directions
1. Start by washing your chicken (thats just what hispanics do), and cutting off any fatty sections. Butterfly cut the breasts and flatten down with a meat mallet so it is evened out. Then cut each half into about 3 or 4 pieces. (your tostones will most likely be different sizes so your chicken doesn’t need to be perfect sizes either).
2. Lightly coat your chicken with olive oil and season with sazon completa.
3. Make a slice into the side of your plantain going along the long way in order to peel off the skin. Cut into about a half an inch pieces. Set aside.
4. Heat up the butter in pan on medium high (we use a grill pan). Once hot place chicken in pan and lower heat to medium. Keep on one side for about 9 minutes, once you see it getting golden (and if you are using a grill pan, you will see the grill mark appear) then flip for about 7 to 8 more minutes until you see a nice golden color on both sides and it is cooked through.
5. Heat about 2 tbsp of coconut oil in a separate pan on medium high heat. Once oil is hot add plantains pieces and heat for closer to 2 mins on each side then remove from heat. If the heat becomes too hot, reduce to medium.
6. Next use a plate or mug, we have the bamboo press (ex. plantain press), and press down on your pieces.
7. Add back to oil for about 1 to 2 mins on each side. At this point you may need to add some more oil.
8. Remove from heat and set on a paper towel lined plate so soak up any greasiness. Once done add salt to taste.
9. Assemble your toston chicken sandwich. Grabbing one toston piece, applying mayonnaise, your chicken, lettuce, tomato slice, and top off with another toston piece.

 

We like to serve with sweet potato fries on the side. Enjoy!