BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe – Hawaiian rolls stuffed with tender chicken, crispy bacon, French fried onions, tangy BBQ sauce, and gooey cheddar cheese. Brushed with melted butter and baked to perfection, each bite is a taste explosion. Pair them with a side of crunchy coleslaw and golden french fries for a complete flavor experience. Whether it’s game day or a casual gathering, these sliders are the star of the show!

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Barbecue Chicken Sliders 

These BBQ Chicken Sliders are a party favorite! Hawaiian rolls stuffed to the brim with a delicious mix of tender chicken, crispy bacon, the savory crunch of French fried onions, tangy BBQ sauce, and melty cheddar cheese. The combination of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors in each bite is nothing short of a taste explosion. Whether you’re hosting a game day gathering or just craving a bite-sized delight, these chicken sliders are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that’ll have everyone reaching for seconds!

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How to Make BBQ Chicken Sliders

These sandwiches are easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, stir together shredded chicken, crumbled bacon, french fried onions, bbq sauce, and shredded cheddar cheese. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Without separating the rolls, cut the entire loaf horizontally with a serrated knife and place the bottom half of the rolls in a 9×13-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the chicken mixture over the bottom buns and place top buns on top. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Brush the melted butter over the top of the rolls. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated oven until warm. Remove the foil and bake until the rolls are toasty. Garnish with dried parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any shredded chicken you have on hand.
    • Rotisserie chicken, skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken all work fine.
  • Use precooked bacon for easy prep.
    • Can substitute turkey bacon.
  • I use King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, but you can substitute slider buns.
  • Recipe Variations/Additions:
    • red onion
    • pickled jalapenos
  • Our favorite barbecue sauce is Williamson Brothers. We also like Sweet Baby Rays, Stubbs, and G.Hughes. I buy them all at Walmart.
  • Can Chicken Sliders be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the sandwiches ahead of time and store them in the fridge.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave or in the air fryer.
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What to Serve with BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

These sandwiches are a favorite at our house! The flavor combination can’t be beaten. We love them for football parties, lunch, and dinner. They are so easy to make and everyone gobbles them up!

When it comes to what to serve alongside these sandwiches, I have lots of delicious options for you. A bowl of crisp and refreshing coleslaw, with its tangy crunch providing the perfect contrast to the sliders’ savory goodness. Pair it up with a bowl of pasta salad that complements the BBQ magic. And don’t forget a side of ranch or jalapeno ranch dressing for dipping – it’s the ideal flavor companion to the sliders. Whether it’s a game day spread or a casual get-together, these sides will turn your sliders into a taste sensation that leaves everyone wanting more!

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BBQ Chicken Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe – Stuffed between soft Hawaiian rolls, these sliders boast a symphony of flavors – tender chicken, crispy bacon, French fried onions, tangy BBQ sauce, and gooey cheddar cheese. Brushed with melted butter and baked to perfection, each bite is a taste explosion. Pair them with a side of crunchy coleslaw and golden french fries for a complete flavor experience. Whether it's game day or a casual gathering, these sliders are the star of the show!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • ½ cup cooked chopped bacon
  • ½ cup French Fried Onions
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 (12-oz) package Hawaiian rolls
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Combine cooked chicken, bacon, fried onions, cheddar cheese, and bbq sauce. Set aside.
  • Without separating the rolls, cut the entire loaf horizontally and place the bottoms in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Spread chicken mixture over the bottom buns. Place top buns on top of the cheese.
  • Spoon melted butter over the top of the rolls.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese has melted.

Notes:

  • You can use any shredded chicken you have on hand. 
    • Rotisserie chicken, skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken all work fine.
  • Use precooked bacon for easy prep.
    • Can substitute turkey bacon.
  • I use King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, but you can substitute slider buns.
  • Recipe Variations/Additions:
    • red onion
    • pickled jalapenos
  • Our favorite barbecue sauce is Williamson Brothers. We also like Sweet Baby Rays, Stubbs, and G.Hughes. buy them all at Walmart.
  • Can Chicken Sliders be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the sandwiches ahead of time and store them in the fridge.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave or in the air fryer.

Steph

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