Jerk Chicken Mango Avocado Sliders Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Jerk Chicken Mango Avocado Sliders are a trip to the tropics, without ever having to leave your kitchen! Shredded jerk chicken is made easily in the Instant Pot, then piled high on toasted Hawaiian buns with mango salsa and avocado. It’s a killer game day appetizer!

The first time I had jerk chicken was actually in Jamaica! I was there on one of my favorite blogging retreats EVER, and I immediately fell in love with jerk chicken.

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I mean, it’s hard not to fall in love with food when you are sitting on a warm beach with clear blue waters lapping at your feet while you devour a jerk chicken sandwich… Especially when there are a few tropical drinks involved.

All of the different spices with the juicy chicken was pure bliss and ever since then, whenever I want to imagine myself on an island, I make jerk chicken.

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Usually I marinate chicken with jerk spices and grill it, but sometimes you just don’t have enough time for that.

This is my shortcut around the marinade and grilling time, with the help of my trusty Instant Pot.

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The Instant Pot really is the best tool in the kitchen, isn’t it? I swear I don’t go more than a day without using mine!

Chicken is combined with homemade jerk chicken seasoning, then cooked for a quick 15 minutes on High pressure.

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This gets the chicken flavorful, juicy, and tender! You just shred the chicken, then pile it on top of Hawaiian buns.

The smooth and creamy avocado with the tang and spice of the fruity mango salsa is just the extra nudge these sliders need to be really over-the-top.

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You can serve them up for tailgating to feed your crew or even for a light lunch!

If you happen to have any chicken and salsa leftover at the end, know that you can also make some killer tacos with the leftovers.


Jerk Chicken Mango Avocado Sliders Recipe

    6 Servings


For the Jerk Chicken:
  • 2 pounds Chicken Breast
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
For the Mango Salsa:
  • 3 cups Cubed Fresh Mango, peeled and pitted - 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, loosely packed and chopped
  • juice from one Lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
For the Sliders:
  • 12-count package Hawaiian Rolls, halved and toasted
  • 2 Avocados, pitted and sliced


  1. Place all ingredients for the jerk chicken into the insert of an Instant Pot. Set to Manual Pressure on High for 15 minutes. Quick release and use two forks to shred the chicken in the insert.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, make the salsa. Combine mango, red onion, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. To assemble the sliders, top the bottom halves of the toasted Hawaiian rolls with even amounts of shredded jerk chicken.
  4. Top each slider with a couple of slices of avocado and mango salsa. Finish with the top halves of the buns and serve immediately.



Cooking Method:
Instant Pot
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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 91
Calories 342

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 268mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 13g
Protein 37g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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