BBQ Chicken Sliders


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BBQ Chicken Sliders are fun, super delicious and perfect for family dinner, summer barbecues or football tailgating.

a closeup of a bbq chicken slider with more sandwiches in the background.

BBQ Chicken Sliders are bursting with flavor and are a real crowd pleaser. They take boring chicken to a whole new flavor level.

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What We Love About This BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe

This grilled chicken sliders recipe includes your favorite barbecue sauce, so it is already a favorite, then add cheese and your favorite fixings to take it over the top.

  • 30 Minute Meal: With the thin chicken breast it only takes thirty minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge, six ingredients make these sliders perfection.
  • Family Friendly: They will be clamoring for these tender, juicy sliders.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or dairy free with just a few adjustments.

Ingredient Notes for BBQ Chicken Slider

  • Chicken Breast: A boneless, skinless chicken breast thinly sliced or pounded thin
  • Bacon: This can be made ahead to save time
  • Cajun Seasoning: This really kicks up the flavor
  • Pepper Jack Cheese: Adds a bit of ooey goodness to these chicken sliders
  • Barbecue sauce: Whichever sauce is your family’s favorite

Equipment Needed for Grilled Chicken Sliders

  • Grill
  • Knife
  • Mixing Bowls

How to Make BBQ Chicken Sliders

These are the basic steps for making barbecue chicken sliders. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the grill. Cut the bacon in half and prepare per your favorite method, and then cut chicken breasts in half. Sprinkle Cajun season evenly over the top.

STEP 2: GRILL CHICKEN

Next, grill the chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, and then top with the cheese.

STEP 3: ASSEMBLE

Finally, toast the rolls and spread the barbecue sauce on the rolls. Lastly, place the chicken on top and serve.

Prep and Storage Tips for Barbecue Chicken Sliders

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Really, these sliders take no time at all; however, try making the bacon ahead of time, and prepare the chicken and have it ready to grill, stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days, according to the USDA.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This chicken can last up to three months in the freezer if wrapped well in foil or in an airtight container.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven, on the grill or in the air fryer until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions for BBQ Chicken Sliders

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Begin by using a gluten free roll and sauce, use a sugar free barbecue sauce or cheese alternative.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIIFERENT SAUCE?

Of course, try using different barbecue sauces such as hawaiian, garlic, spicy or even maple or honey flavored. It really makes the chicken different every time you make this recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, this can be used for a party or date night, simply by adapting the recipe card below to suit your needs.

WHAT IF I CANNOT FIND THIN CHICKEN BREASTS?

If you aren’t able to find the thinly sliced breasts you can simply cut a regular boneless breast in half and then pound it with a rolling pin until you get your desired thickness.

three barbecue chicken sliders on a wood table with a red and white checkered cloth behind them.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Crunch: Coleslaw mix adds a spectacular crunch to this chicken slider.
  • Cheese: Cheddar, Swiss or your favorite cheese can be used for this recipe.
  • Hawaiian Rolls: Make a sweet surprise to these chicken sliders.
  • Alternate ingredient: Pickles add tang and crunch.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: An indoor grill or grill pan can make these BBQ chicken sliders.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten free rolls can replace traditional slider rolls.

What to Serve with BBQ Chicken Sliders

  • Potato Salad
  • Chips
  • French Fries

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BBQ Chicken Sliders

Christina Hitchcock
BBQ Chicken Sliders are fun, super delicious and perfect for family dinner, summer barbecues or football tailgating.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1641 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill
  • Knife
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 6 chicken breasts thinly sliced boneless skinless
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 12 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Barbecue sauce
  • 1 package buns slider or small dinner rolls
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut bacon slices in half and prepare, set aside.
  • 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 and bacon to top of cooked chicken.
  • Toast the bun and smear sauce on top buns.
  • Place the chicken on top of the bun, and serve.

Notes

  • Add Crunch: Coleslaw mix adds a spectacular crunch to this chicken slider.
  • Cheese: Cheddar, Swiss or your favorite cheese can be used for this recipe.
  • Hawaiian Rolls: Make a sweet surprise to these chicken sliders.
  • Alternate ingredient: Pickles add tang and crunch.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: An indoor grill or grill pan can make these BBQ chicken sliders.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten free rolls can replace traditional slider rolls.

Nutrition

Calories: 1641kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 87gFat: 141gSaturated Fat: 58gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 59gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 381mgSodium: 943mgPotassium: 1317mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 832IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 488mgIron: 2mg
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