Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the perfectly tangy, spicy, game day party food to feed your crowd. Easy and quick to make, these snack-sized sandwiches are deliciously sweet and savory appetizers.
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Table of Contents
  1. Best Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders
  2. Why We Love This Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make the Buffalo Chicken Sliders
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the ideal snacking sandwich simply made with tangy, tender shredded chicken piled high on top of sweet Hawaiian rolls and topped with melted cheese. These easy-to-make, quick-to-bake sliders are the perfect party food, game day appetizer, or anytime mini-meal.

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Best Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Forgo the wings and forget the nuggets because these Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the perfect appetizer for hand-held bites and my favorite football food that’s easy to eat without making a mess!

For this simple recipe, I love to use rotisserie chicken, which is already cooked and plenty moist and juicy, so all that’s left to do is shred the chicken, mix it with buffalo sauce, top it with cheese, brush the bread with ranch dressing, and bake it into a delicious melted cheesy, meaty, mini-masterpiece.

The bread is soft and sweet and pairs perfectly with the tang and spice from the buffalo sauce that’s balanced with the cool Ranch and creamy cheese–the combination of tastes and textures make these little hot sandwiches the ultimate sandwich for snacking or serving at your party.

These sliders pair perfectly on a party table with many of my other delicious dips, sliders, and appetizers. For the ultimate spread, serve these Buffalo Chicken Sliders beside my White Castle Sliders, Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, Chip Dip, Million Dollar Dip, or my Pull-Apart Pigs In A Blanket

Why We Love This Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make with rotisserie chicken.
  • Simple ingredients combine into a simple sandwich for fun snacking.
  • Filled with tangy and spicy flavors that taste delicious together.
  • Soft rolls are piled with tender meat and melted cheese and baked crisp and golden brown.
  • Perfect small size for serving on game day, as a hearty party appetizer, or as a hand-held partner for soup or salad.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Shredded chicken: I like to use rotisserie chicken for these sliders, but you can also use leftover cooked chicken (It may not be as tender and juicy as rotisserie chicken).
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Butter
  • Hawaiian Rolls
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Ranch seasoning (from a ranch dressing seasoning packet)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Change The Cheese: Any meltable shredded cheese, like cheddar Pepper Jack, Swiss, or Monterey Jack will taste great!
  • Switch The Sauce: Feel free to use your favorite buffalo wing sauce or hot sauce for this recipe. If you have a homemade buffalo sauce you prefer, you can also opt for that.
  • Range of Rolls: While I like using Hawaiian Rolls to make my sliders because they are easy to slice in half without separating the buns, any soft dinner roll could work. You could try regular tray buns, pretzel buns or brioche buns.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cooking spray
  • Sauce pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring tools

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How to Make the Buffalo Chicken Sliders

This Buffalo Chicken Sliders recipe can easily be made in minutes with shredded spicy chicken that’s topped with cheese, piled on a soft bun. and baked into the ultimate snacking sandwich. Perfect for game day, party appetizers, or a quick mini-meal, you will fall in love with this finger food!

  1. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half and place the bottom portion on the prepared baking sheet.
    Pro Tip: When slicing the rolls, keep them together as a slab; do not break into individual rolls.
  2. Melt butter with buffalo sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Add chicken to sauce and stir until chicken is completely coated.
    mix chicken and buffalo sauce in a pan
  4. Spread the chicken mixture evenly over the bottom half of the rolls.
    spread chicken on the bottom roll
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese and blue cheese over the chicken.
    sprinkle cheese on the chicken
  6. Place the top half of the rolls on top of the cheese.
    place the other half rolls on top
  7. Melt remaining butter, stir in ranch seasoning, and brush over the top of the buns.
    brush butter into the rolls
  8. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted.
    Pro Tip: You can cover with foil and bake if the top of the rolls are browning too quickly.
    Buffalo Chicken Sliders
  9. Cut rolls into individual sliders and serve warm. Enjoy!

Tips

  • I like to use shredded rotisserie chicken for convenience and to save time. Look for a “traditional” rotisserie chicken; not one that has added flavor, like lemon peppered chicken, or rosemary herbed chicken. The most basic is best.
  • Hawaiian rolls work great when making sliders because they are easy to slice in half without separating the buns, almost as if you have a sheet of bread for the top and bottom of your sliders.
  • I love green onion with buffalo chicken recipes –it adds a pop of flavor and crunch to the sliders.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store the buffalo chicken and the rolls separately. If you have leftover assembled sandwiches, they will probably get soggy so try to only make as many sliders as you think will be eaten. Store leftover Buffalo Chicken Sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
  • To Freeze: You can easily double the recipe and freeze some for later. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 6 months.
  • To Reheat: To reheat, thaw completely then heat in the microwave or stovetop.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these sliders ahead of time?

While the buns will get soggy if these sliders are prepped ahead of time, you can easily prepare the buffalo chicken in advance and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just warm it up in the microwave or on the stovetop, assemble the sandwiches and serve.

What should I serve with my sliders?

If you are preparing these sliders for dinner, I like to serve them with something simple on the side. My KFC Coleslaw or Broccoli Slaw pair perfectly with these mini sandwiches. But if you’re serving these as part of a game-day feast, check out my website for my other fun appetizer recipes.

What is the best chicken to use for these sliders?

I love to use rotisserie chicken as a shortcut for this recipe because the chicken is already prepared, tender, and moist. And while it does cut down on the prep time, be aware that 3 Cups of chicken usually means using ALL of the chicken, the white AND the dark meat included. If you do not care for dark meat, you might want to consider using boneless, skinless chicken breasts to make this recipe for an all-white meat alternative.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders
5 from 2 votes
Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Serves — 12
Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the perfectly tangy, spicy, game day party food to feed your crowd. Easy and quick to make, these snack-sized sandwiches are deliciously sweet and savory appetizers.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • ¾ cup buffalo sauce
  • 7 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 package Hawaiian Rolls
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2.5 tbsp ranch seasoning (from a ranch dressing seasoning packet)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half and place the bottom half on the baking sheet. Keep them together as a slab, do not break into individual rolls.
  • Melt 3T butter with ¾ cup buffalo sauce. Stir to combine the sauce and butter.
  • Add the chicken to the sauce and stir until the chicken is evenly coated.
  • Spread the chicken evenly over the bottom half of the rolls. Top with mozzarella, cheddar, and blue cheese.
  • Place the top half of the rolls on top.
  • Melt remaining 4 T of butter and stir in ranch seasoning. Brush Over the top of the rolls.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted. You can cover with foil if the top of the rolls are browning too quickly.
  • Cut rolls apart and serve warm.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store the buffalo chicken and the rolls separately. If you have leftover assembled sandwiches, they will probably get soggy so try to only make as many sliders as you think will be eaten. Store leftover Buffalo Chicken Sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
  • To Freeze: You can easily double the recipe and freeze some for later. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 6 months.
  • To Reheat: To reheat, thaw completely then heat in the microwave or stovetop.
Tips:
  • I like to use shredded rotisserie chicken for convenience and to save time. Look for a “traditional” rotisserie chicken; not one that has added flavor, like lemon peppered chicken, or rosemary herbed chicken. The most basic is best.
  • Hawaiian rolls work great when making sliders because they are easy to slice in half without separating the buns, almost as if you have a sheet of bread for the top and bottom of your sliders.
  • I love green onion with buffalo chicken recipes –it adds a pop of flavor and crunch to the sliders.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 97mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 319IU | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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