BBQ Chicken Sliders are the perfect addition to any dinner table. They are small enough to be an appetizer, large enough for a small meal, and delicious any time of year. Roasted Sweet Hawaiian Buns pair perfectly with the savory BBQ chicken mixture and the oh so creamy, melted Havarti Cheese. If you like these sliders, you have to try my Italian Sliders, French Dip Sliders, and Ham and Cheese Sliders too!
BBQ Chicken Sliders
The discovery of Kings Hawaiian Rolls has had me making sliders like a crazy person. I even have my own recipe for Hawaiian rolls if you want to give them a shot! It all started with my Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches. The first bite had me imagining all of the pairing opportunities I might come up with. The sweet rolls match perfectly with any savory flavor, so BBQ Sauce was a perfect choice. Add in the creamy sweet Havarti Cheeses and these little sliders are flying off the table.
How to Serve BBQ Chicken Sliders
Served alone, with a bag of potato chips, or with a side of fresh coleslaw, these sliders are a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. The entire dish is put together in just minutes and can serve up to 12 people in one setting. That is assuming that everyone just has one. Depending on how you plan to serve these, you could double the recipe to make sure you have enough. I promise they won’t last long!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Rolls: In all of my slider recipes, I use King’s Hawaiian Rolls. The super soft and slightly sweet rolls bake beautifully and are the perfect complement to all the different flavors of the sliders. I also have a homemade recipe for Hawaiian Rolls you could make and use. You can also use dinner rolls.
Chicken: The shredded chicken gets mixed first with the paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and BBQ sauce of your choice. Mix that all up and set it aside for now.
BBQ Sauce: I love my homemade BBQ sauce, but you could use your favorite variety.
Onions: Red onions are sliced as thin as you can get them and cooked briefly in oil (to soften). After a bit of trial and error, we found that like liked the thinner slices better than the thicker sliced onions. If you choose to do thicker slices of onion, make sure to adjust the cooking time.
Cheese: I love the sweetness of Havarti cheese to go with the BBQ chicken.
How to Store BBQ Chicken Sliders
Leftover sliders can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last up to 2-3 days.
BBQ Chicken Sliders
- ¼ cup (½ stick / 57 g) unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley,
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Add butter, garlic and parsley in medium bowl. Microwave until melted (30-40 seconds). Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the shredded chicken, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and bbq sauce. Stir to combine and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes (the thinner the slice, the less cooking time they need). Add garlic and cook 1 minute (garlic should be fragrant but not burnt).
- Add chicken mixture and cook until everything is heated through, about 2-3 minutes.
- Cut the slider buns in half. Place the bottom half of the buns in a prepared baking dish. Layer half of the cheese on the bottom buns. Top with bbq chicken mixture, then layer with the remainder of the cheese. Place the top halves of the buns on top of the chicken mixture.
- Brush the tops of the buns with the melted butter mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the foil and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the buns are golden brown and the cheese is melted. Serve warm.
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