BBQ & BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS
Prep: 10 min.
Cook: 20 min.
Looking for ideas to spice up your menu? We’ve got you covered with this BBQ and buffalo chicken sliders recipe. BBQ and buffalo sauce offer a perfect blend of sweet, smoky, tangy, and spicy flavors. When served together, they create a harmonious fusion that tantalizes the taste buds. The sweet and smoky notes of BBQ sauce balance out the fiery kick of buffalo sauce, creating a complex and exciting flavor profile.
The best part? BBQ and buffalo chicken sliders are the perfect choice for any and every occasion. You can even adjust the level of spiciness, experiment with different types of BBQ sauce, or add unique toppings like pickles, coleslaw, or cheese.
Can you make BBQ and buffalo chicken sliders in the oven?
Absolutely! Nothing beats the sheer convenience of making these sliders in the oven. Picture this: you're craving the spicy kick of buffalo chicken, the tangy dance of BBQ sauce, and the sweetness of soft rolls, but you don't want the hassle of firing up the grill.
Enter the oven—your trusty kitchen companion that turns these cravings into a reality without any fuss. You can even use shredded rotisserie chicken in this recipe to save time!
What's the best time to serve buffalo chicken sliders?
Shredded buffalo chicken sliders are incredibly versatile. From game-day parties to office potlucks and weeknight family dinners, these sliders can make any occasion more exciting and enjoyable. Pair them with a variety of sides for a memorable, melt-in-your-mouth meal.
What should you serve with buffalo and BBQ chicken sliders?
Try pairing your sliders with crispy sweet potato fries, coleslaw, or mac and cheese to elevate your meal to a whole new level. Don’t forget to offer blue cheese or ranch dressing on the side for dipping!
When you bring out a platter of BBQ and buffalo chicken sliders, you're not just serving food; you're serving up a lively experience that encourages socializing and indulging in delicious treats. Let’s dive in!
1. Preheat the Oven
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Since there’s no need to worry about setting up a grill, let's get our aprons on and our ovens preheated, because it's time to create some oven-baked magic.
2. Slice the King’s Hawaiian Rolls
Now, let's talk about the star of our sliders: the rolls! To prep your sliders for greatness, cut off the tops of your King’s Hawaiian Original Rolls using a serrated knife, keeping the rolls interconnected. This way, you’ll be able to easily assemble your sliders after adding the filling for a hassle-free, mouth-watering experience.
King's Hawaiian Original Rolls bring a touch of sweetness and an irresistible softness to every bite. Their slightly sweet texture is the ideal partner for spicy, tangy chicken. This sweetness helps mellow down the heat from the buffalo sauce, creating a harmonious balance that tingles your taste buds without overwhelming them.
Despite their softness, King's Hawaiian rolls have a sturdy structure that prevents them from becoming soggy too quickly. This is crucial when dealing with saucy fillings like buffalo chicken. The rolls can hold the flavorful sauce without disintegrating, ensuring every bite is packed with deliciousness. Win-win!
3. Build Your Slider Foundation
Once you’ve sliced up your slider buns, place the bottom half of the rolls on a rimmed baking sheet. Don’t worry, we’ll be topping these soon!
4. Prepare the Chicken
Next, it’s time to prepare the chicken. In two medium-sized bowls, portion out your cooked, shredded chicken evenly, with approximately 1.5 lb in each bowl.
5. Sweetness, Meet Spice
In one bowl, mix in 10 ounces of BBQ sauce and toss the chicken until it’s fully coated. In the other bowl, mix in 10 ounces of buffalo sauce and toss the chicken until it’s fully coated.
6. Let the Assembly Begin
Carefully place the BBQ chicken on the left half of your rolls and buffalo chicken on the right half. Whether you’re craving the smoky, savory goodness of BBQ chicken or the fiery, tangy kick of buffalo chicken, you’ll be able to treat yourself to the best of both worlds on a single plate!
7. Layer It Up!
Ready to take your sliders to the next level? Layer on the dill pickle chips and sprinkle some blue cheese onto your buffalo chicken sliders. Then, upgrade your BBQ chicken sliders with some cilantro, thinly sliced red onion, and shredded cheese.
8. Bake to Perfection
Place your partially assembled sliders in the preheated oven (we’ll add the top half of the rolls later on). Then, let them bake for 17 minutes.
9. Add the Finishing Touches
Take your sliders out of the oven and add the top half of the slider buns. Then, brush the top buns with melted butter and bake your fully assembled sliders for an additional 6 minutes.
10. Serve and Savor
Serve your sliders with sides of extra buffalo and buffalo sauce for dipping and watch as your guests' eyes light up with delight. For that finishing touch, sprinkle some fresh cilantro over the sliders. This not only adds a burst of color but also a hint of freshness.
There you have it—BBQ and buffalo chicken sliders that sizzle with flavor and convenience! Serve these sliders at your next gathering, and watch as your guests marvel at your culinary prowess. The best part? You made these mouthwatering delights without stepping outside of your kitchen.
BBQ & BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS
Prep: 10 min.
Cook: 20 min.
- 24pk Original KING'S HAWAIIAN Sweet Rolls
- 3 Pounds cooked shredded chicken
- 1 bottle BBQ sauce
- 1 bottle Buffalo sauce
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 jar pickles
- 1/4 cup shredded mixed cheese
- 1 ea. red onion
- 1 ea. blue cheese crumbles
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter melted