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Buffalo Chicken Sliders (20-minute Recipe)

Buffalo chicken sliders are all the things you love about spicy chicken but in a sandwich. Full of flavor, heat and buttery goodness, these easy to hold one hand sandwiches are sure to please everyone at your next game day or potluck.

Need more tailgating recipes, next time try these BBQ chicken sliders.

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This is not chicken doused in hot sauce, this is tender chicken shredded and mixed with a creamy cheesy ranch style sauce with a tangy, slightly sweet and flavorful buffalo sauce. Sauce clinging to each strand between two soft buttery rolls topped with your your favorite herb seasoning.

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❤️ Why You’ll Love It

  • Sliders made easy using rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken.
  • You control the heat factor.
  • The perfect game day meal.

Buffalo chicken sliders are made for game days. Whether it’s a family game day or you’re gathering together to watch the big game on TV with friends, chicken sliders are buttery and packed full of buffalo flavor.

📝 Ingredients

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🥄 Instructions

Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13×9 oven dish with cooking oil. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté chopped onions and garlic.
  2. Add chicken and mix. Mix in cream cheese, ketchup, mayo, ranch and hot sauce.
  3. Taste to adjust seasoning.
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  1. Cut the slider rolls in half and place the bottom half in the prepared pan.
  2. Top with shredded cheese then chicken mixture.
  3. Place the other bread half on top and brush with melted butter mixed with dry parsley if using. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
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💡 Expert Tips

  • Ketchup gives the chicken mixture a slightly sweet taste which we liked, feel free to omit if you do not like it.
  • Reduce the amount of hot sauce, or increase to your liking.
  • If you end up with more melted butter than needed for brushing, give your buns a second coat after coming out of the oven, making them extra special.
  • You can use red pepper flakes instead of parsley for more heat.
  • You can also use powder ranch dressing, cilantro or any other herb or spice you like for brushing.

🧺 Storage

Leftover chicken sliders can be wrapped tightly and stored in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. Great for lunch boxes next day.

⌛ Make Ahead

Things you can do to make buffalo chicken sliders ahead of time is to prep up all the ingredients. Shred up the cooked chicken, chop the onion, be sure you have all ingredients on hand for when you’re ready to cook.

🍽️ Serve With

Buffalo chicken sliders go great with an assortment of sides, anything really like salad, veggies, coleslaw or potatoes.

👩‍🍳 Variations

  • Top with Italian seasoning for extra flavor.
  • Add lettuce and tomato to your sandwich.
  • Add crumbled blue cheese if you wish.
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💬 FAQs

Can buffalo chicken sliders be made in advance?

The filling can be made in advance and then heated slightly before adding to the slider rolls. For best taste, it is advised not to add the chicken mixture to the rolls until ready to serve.

What sides go with buffalo sliders?

Chicken buffalo sliders go well with coleslaw, pasta or potato salad. French fries, potato wedges or onion rings are always a hit. Or you can choose something like yellow rice, roasted veggies or even a bean salad.

What rolls are best to use for sliders?

We like the Hawaiian rolls or buns but you can also use potato or dinner rolls.

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  • Quickest and easiest BBQ chicken sliders recipe on Hawaiian sweet rolls. This is a great recipe to serve in a party, gatherings or a weeknight dinner for the family.
  • Make this slow cooker pulled chicken recipe with few ingredients from your pantry. Perfect for busy days or when you need to feed a crowd!

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

An unforgettable party favorite made easy using rotisserie chicken. Slider rolls stuffed with chicken mixed with hot sauce and ranch dressing, no one will say no to this.

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Course: dinner, lunch

Cuisine: American

Diet: Halal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 191kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13×9 in oven dish with cooking oil.

  • In a skillet over medium heat, sauté chopped onions for 2 minutes then add minced garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds.

  • Add chicken and mix everything well.

  • Mix in cream cheese then add ketchup, mayonnaise, ranch and hot sauce. Taste to adjust seasoning.

  • Cut the slider rolls in half and place the bottom half in the prepared pan.

  • Top with shredded cheese then chicken mixture.

  • Place the other bread half on top and brush with melted butter with dry parsley if using.

  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until everything is heated thoroughly and the cheese melts.

Notes

  • Ketchup gives the chicken mixture a slightly sweet taste which we liked, fell free to omit if you do not like it.
  • Reduce the amount of hot sauce, or increase, to your liking.
  • If you end up with more melted butter than needed for brushing, give your buns a second coat after coming out of the oven, making them extra special.
  • You can use red pepper flakes instead of parsley for more heat.
  • you can also use powder ranch dressing, cilantro or any other herb or spice you like for brushing.
  • Please check the nutrition disclaimer policy.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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