Chicken, BBQ sauce, and cheese, served on a warm, buttery roll. You will be a hit with everyone when you serve these BBQ chicken sliders!

close up of shredded chicken sliders

Whether at a backyard cookout, on game day, at a party, or simply dinnertime, this BBQ chicken sliders recipe will be everyone’s favorite.

Pulled chicken sliders make great appetizers or a meal all on their own. They not only fit in your hand, but they give you a mouthful of flavor with every bite. Their small size is perfect for kids, too!

If BBQ isn’t your thing, try our Chicken cheesesteak sliders, Chicken parmesan sliders, or Buffalo chicken sliders. There are so many things you can do with shredded chicken sliders!

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Ingredients for BBQ chicken sliders

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Slider buns – We recommend using sweet Hawaiian roll sliders, but feel free to use your favorite brand.
  • Shredded Chicken –You can make your own Instant Pot shredded chicken or buy it pre-shredded.  
  • BBQ sauce –Use your favorite brand and flavor!
  • Shredded cheese –We recommend cheddar cheese, but feel free to use Colby, Swiss, or your favorite cheese! You can also use slices, you just may need to trim them down to fit the bun.
  • Slider butter ingredients – Salted butter, Dijon mustard, Sesame seeds, dried minced onion (you can use red onion, yellow onion, or white onion), Worcestershire sauce 

How to Make BBQ Chicken Sliders

Instructions:

Step 1 – Preheat – Preheat oven to 350°F

shredded chicken and BBQ sauce in a bowl

Step 2 – Toss chicken – In a large bowl add shredded chicken and BBQ sauce tossing until the chicken is fully coated.

Step 3 – Cut rolls – Cut slider rolls in half separating the top half from the bottom half and placing the bottom half of the slider buns in a greased casserole dish or on a baking sheet.

bbq chicken sliders steps - add chicken

Step 4 – Layer chicken – Layer the BBQ chicken mixture over the bottom buns.

bbq chicken sliders steps - add cheese

Step 5 – Add cheese – Sprinkle the shredded cheddar over the chicken. Place the top buns on the sliders.

Step 6 – Make slider butter- In a small bowl mix together melted butter, Dijon mustard, sesame seeds, dried minced onions, and Worcestershire sauce. 

bbq chicken sliders steps - add butter

Step 7 – Butter bread – Brush butter mixture over the tops of the bread.

Step 8 – Cover and bake – Cover the dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and the buns are golden brown. Serve hot. 

baked BBQ chicke sliders on a baking sheet

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Rotisserie Chicken

We like to use rotisserie chicken to save time. Just remove the skin, pull the chicken off the bone, and shred using two forks. It is the simplest way to make pulled BBQ chicken.

However, you can always make your own shredded chicken in the slow cooker or the Instant
Pot
and then add BBQ sauce.

This is a good way to make a large batch and keep some leftovers for chicken taquitos or shredded
chicken taco bowl
.

Having the shredded chicken already on hand will cut down on your prep time and make for easy weeknight dinners!

close up of BBQ chicken sliders on a baking sheet

What Bread to Use

We always use original Hawaiian rolls for our sliders. We love the slightly sweet, super soft, rolls, but you can use any slider buns you like.

The Sara Lee slider buns are also great. They don’t have a sweetness to them, but they are still very soft and fluffy.

What BBQ Sauce to Use For Chicken Sliders

The best BBQ sauce to use is the one you like best. There are lots of different types of BBQ sauces. There are sweet sauces, smokey sauces, vinegar-based sauces, Memphis BBQ, North Carolina BBQ, Georgia BBQ, and more!

And, of course, you can always make your own homemade BBQ sauce for that personal touch to your dish!

What Goes Well With BBQ Chicken Sliders?

The great thing about sliders is they are so versatile. They can go with anything!

Try serving them with homemade coleslaw, fall coleslaw, mustard potato salad, air
fryer French fries
or sweet potato fries.

For a healthier side, try apple walnut salad, strawberry spinach salad, or vegan pasta salad

Hand holding bbq chicken slider

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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Baked BBQ Chicken Sliders

Chicken, BBQ sauce, and cheese, served on a warm, buttery roll. You will be a hit with everyone when you serve these BBQ chicken sliders!

Ingredients

  • 12 Slider buns
  • 1 pound Shredded Chicken
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 3 ounces Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons Salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl add shredded chicken and BBQ sauce tossing until the chicken is fully coated.
  • Cut slider rolls in half separating the top half from the bottom half and placing the bottom half of the slider buns in a greased casserole dish or on a baking sheet.
  • Layer the BBQ chicken over the bottom buns.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheddar over the chicken.
  • Place the top buns on the sliders.
  • In a small bowl mix together melted butter, dijon mustard, sesame seeds, dried minced onions, and worcestershire sauce.
  • Brush butter mixture over the tops of the bread.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider, Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 415mg, Potassium: 223mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 92mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Keyword: bbq chicken sliders, chicken sliders on hawaiian rolls, pulled chicken sliders, shredded chicken sliders