BBQ Chicken Sliders

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BBQ Chicken Sliders are full of flavor and easy to make. They are perfect for an easy meal or for a great cookout. No need to shred the chicken or pull apart with forks, simply use a thin chicken breast.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
BBQ Chicken Sliders with a red and white checked napkin.

BBQ Chicken Sliders are full of flavor and easy to make. They are perfect for an easy meal or for a great cookout. No need to shred the chicken or pull apart with forks, simply use a thin chicken breast.

BBQ Chicken Sliders with a red and white checked napkin.

These BBQ Chicken Sliders are a nice change for traditional pulled pork sliders. You can even top these sliders with a spicy Sriracha Coleslaw.

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What We Love About This Chicken bbq Sliders Recipe

Sliders are fun and delicious. Perfect dinner for whenever you need a quick and easy meal.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Perfect for any day of the week as it is a quick and easy meal.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Perfect size for little ones.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with different sauces and different cheeses.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Easy to reheat and have whenever you wish.
BBQ Chicken Sliders with a red and white checked napkin.

Ingredient Notes for Hawaiian Rolls Chicken Sliders

  • Chicken Breast: Six thinly sliced boneless skinless breasts.
  • Bacon: One pound of your favorite flavor.
  • Cajun Seasoning or you can use this Mild Taco Seasoning.
  • Pepper Jack Cheese: Cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese blend.
  • BBQ sauce
  • 1 Kings Hawaiian Rolls, 1 Package of slider buns.
  • All Purpose SeasoningThis is the best all purpose seasoning, with garlic powder, onion powder etc.
BBQ Chicken Sliders on a wooden cutting board.

Equipment Needed for Chicken Sliders

How to Make BBQ Chicken Sliders

These are the basic steps for making best grilled chicken sandwiches. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

First, cut bacon in half and prepare per package instructions in a large skillet. Then cut the chicken breast in half, sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning and all purpose seasoning. Preheat the grill and prep with cooking spray.

STEP 2: GRILL

Then place chicken on the grill and cook until golden brown, then add cheese and sauce.

STEP 3: TOAST

Next, grill the sweet Hawaiian rolls with a little melted butter. Finally, top with the skinless chicken breasts, more sauce and your favorite fixings.

rolls for the chicken sandwich.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Chicken Sliders Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The BBQ Chicken Sliders take only a few minutes to grill, therefore you can make them fresh whenever you need a quick dinner or appetizer for a party.

HOW TO STORE THIS EASY RECIPE

Store in an airtight container or wrapped well in foil in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

The BBQ Chicken Sliders can be warmed in the toaster oven or conventional oven on a medium heat.

Frequently Asked Questions about this BBQ Chicken Sliders

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Stir up a sugar free barbecue sauce for this recipe. Gluten free rolls are also nice for people with dietary concerns.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN FOR THIS RECIPE?

Of course, try an even quicker dinner by using shredded chicken from a store bought rotisserie chicken for this chicken cheese sliders recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make a few for a couple or a ton for a crowd by keeping the sliders warm in the oven in a baking dish.

WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD THE CHICKEN BE COOKED TO?

 The internal temperature should reach 160°F on a meat thermometer.

BBQ Chicken Sliders with a red and white checked napkin.

Expert Tips for Making This BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe

  • Add Red Onion: For crunch try adding a little veggies such as red onion.
  • Variation tip: Add an extra layer of bbq sauce to the tender chicken for more flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a great to replace the chicken breast.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a low calorie barbecue sauce for these sliders.
  • Toppings: Add pickles or cool ranch to the top buns to add crunch and coolness.

What to Serve with BBQ Chicken Sliders

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BBQ Chicken Sliders with a red and white checked napkin.

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
BBQ Chicken Sliders are full of flavor and easy to make. They are perfect for an easy meal or for a great cookout. No need to shred the chicken or pull apart with forks, simply use a thin chicken breast.
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Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts, thinly sliced boneless skinless
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 12 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • BBQ sauce
  • 1 Kings Hawaiian Rolls, 1 Package
  • All Purpose Seasoning, to taste

Instructions

  • Cut bacon slices in half and prepare, set a side
  • Cut chicken breasts in half
  • Sprinkle Cajun season evenly over the top (if you want spicy add more seasoning)
  • Add salt and pepper the chicken
  • Place chicken on hot grill and cook through
  • Add cheese to top of cooked chicken
  • Smear sauce on top bun
  • Stack sliders together serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Red Onion: For crunch try adding a little veggies such as red onion.
  • Variation tip: Add an extra layer of bbq sauce to the tender chicken for more flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a great to replace the chicken breast.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a low calorie barbecue sauce for these sliders.
  • Toppings: Add pickles or cool ranch to the top buns to add crunch and coolness.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 1028mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, grill

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