Smokin’ BBQ Chicken Sliders: The Ultimate Crowd-Pleasing Recipe

Are you in search of a simple yet incredibly delicious slider recipe that will be the star of any gathering? Look no further! These BBQ chicken sliders will delight your taste buds and impress your guests, whether you’re hosting a laid-back get-together at home or heading out for a picnic or potluck.

Endless Possibilities for Slider Fillings

Sliders are like miniature flavor bombs, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to filling them. While ham and cheese sliders are perfect for on-the-go meals during your kid’s practice sessions, and Reuben sliders are fantastic for using up leftover roast beef, today we’re focusing on the mouthwatering BBQ chicken sliders. But don’t limit yourself—think pulled pork, chicken Parmesan, Cuban sandwiches, breakfast delights, and even French Dip Sliders. The choice is yours!

bbq chicken sliders with melty cheddar cheese

The Perfect Chicken for Your Sliders

When it comes to making sliders, using freshly shredded chicken is key. While you can opt for canned or rotisserie chicken if you’re pressed for time, it’s always best to use skinless chicken breasts or thighs. Slow-cook them until they become tender and easily shred with a fork. Trust us, the extra effort will be worth it!

Let’s Get Cooking: BBQ Chicken Sliders

Slider recipes often call for Hawaiian rolls, and this BBQ chicken sliders recipe is no exception. Here’s how you can create a mouthwatering masterpiece:

  1. Start by slicing the Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise, ensuring you have separate top and bottom buns.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken with your favorite BBQ sauce. Toss it gently, making sure the chicken is coated but not drenched.

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overhead view of BBQ chicken on Hawaiian rolls

  1. Place the chicken onto the bottom layer of the Hawaiian rolls. Top it off with slices of sharp cheddar cheese for an irresistibly melty finish.

half of Hawaiian rolls with BBQ chicken and sliced cheese

  1. Close the sliders by adding the top half of the Hawaiian bread. To add that extra “wow” factor, brush the top buns with a savory herbed melted butter. For an even more incredible taste, try adding a quarter teaspoon of Better Than Bullion Beef Broth base, fresh thyme, and Parmesan cheese. Pure perfection!

brushing butter on top of unbaked BBQ chicken sliders

  1. Bake the sliders until the cheese has melted and the top turns a beautiful golden brown. For an extra touch, sprinkle sesame seeds or Parmesan cheese on top.

Sides That Complement Your BBQ Chicken Sliders

No slider meal is complete without some delicious sides. Whether you’re serving a crowd or your family, consider these mouthwatering options:

  • Wings: Pair your BBQ chicken sliders with Blueberry BBQ Wings, Baked Asian Chicken Wings, or Classic Buffalo Wings for the ultimate flavor experience.
  • Potatoes: From potato wedges to loaded potatoes, french fries, or mashed potatoes, there’s a perfect potato dish to accompany your sliders. Try Easy Roasted Potatoes, Pizza Twice Baked Potatoes, or Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries for an unforgettable combination.

sliders with BBQ chicken and cheddar cheese

Storage Tips

If you happen to have any leftovers (which is unlikely!), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll make for a tasty snack later or a simple yet satisfying meal.

If you enjoyed this BBQ chicken sliders recipe, get ready to fall in love with these equally mouthwatering dishes:

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  • Sheet Pan Apples and Chicken Dinner: A delightful blend of flavors for apple lovers.
  • Triple Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies: A chocolate lover’s dream come true!
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For more fabulous recipes and BBQ delights, check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and leave everyone craving more with your skillfully crafted BBQ chicken sliders. Enjoy!