These are the perfect snacking sandwich.  These tangy and spicy buffalo chicken sliders are the perfect appetizer.  If you like these, make sure to check out my homemade Buffalo Sauce and Buffalo Chicken Dip!

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

This scenario is not hard to imagine because most people have been in at least one of these situations.  It is game day, potluck day, Holiday get-togethers, or your 14-year-old boy is having a bunch of his buddies over.  You need to feed them something quick that will not only fill them up, but that everyone will love, and that doesn’t take an eternity to prepare.  Enter Buffalo Chicken Sliders.  This recipe pulls together in just a few short minutes but tastes like you spent the day preparing.   You can make a double batch with ease and without breaking the bank.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe

There are a couple of elements in this buffalo chicken slider recipe that really make it special.  The seasoned butter, the sweet Hawaiian Rolls, and the Rotisserie Chicken.  Combined, these three things make this simple slider recipe into a knock-out.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Ingredients for Sliders:

Seasoned Butter

The butter is melted and then seasoned with garlic salt and Italian seasoning before being brushed on the buns.  I’ll usually have a little left over so I sometimes use this when everything is done just to have one extra layer of the buttery goodness.  Seriously, if it were socially acceptable to drink this stuff I would probably try it.  It is so good.

Hawaiian Rolls

The first time I discovered Hawaiian bread rolls I immediately started to mentally jot down all of the different ways I could use it and all of the recipes I could add these too.  This bread is always perfectly soft and just enough sweet that you could use it as a compliment to both sweet and savory dishes.  I even have a homemade Hawaiian Rolls recipe if you want to make your own!

Chicken

Rotisserie Chicken is used in this buffalo chicken slider recipe.  I love to use rotisserie chicken whenever I can for a number of reasons.  First off, it is already cooked which makes whipping a recipe like this up a total breeze.    Secondly, rotisserie chicken is seasoned and then cooked over a long period of time which makes it super juicy and fall off the bone good.  For this recipe, we shred the chicken and then add buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Sliders

To prepare the sliders, you will cut the whole loaf of bread in half, lengthwise.  I usually place my hand lightly, palm down, on the top of the bread loaf and then slide a bread knife through right in the middle.  This way, you can remove the top half of the buns at once.  Spread on the chicken mixture, making sure to cover all of the bottom portions of the buns.  Add the top half back on and then cover it with the melted butter.  Save just a little bit of the butter to baste on at the end if you want.

Cover it with tinfoil and then cook for about 15 minutes.  Remove the foil, brush on a bit more butter if you want, and then pop it back in (uncovered) for another 5 minutes.  Just long enough to give it a good golden brown color.  I would slice them up right away and let them cook for a just a few minutes before serving, these get really hot.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the perfect snacking sandwich.  Whether it be game day or just a normal day of the week, these tangy and spicy buffalo chicken sliders are the perfect appetizer.  If you like these, make sure to check out my homemade Buffalo Sauce!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (325 g) rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 package Kings Hawaiian Rolls, 12 count
  • 1/2 cup (123 g) Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4   cup  (57 g) butter melted
  • 1/2   teaspoon  garlic salt
  • 1/2   teaspoon  Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups (226 g) cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl, mix together the chicken, ranch, cheese, and buffalo sauce.
  • Split your rolls in half, place the bottom half in a prepared 9x13 baking dish.
  • Spread chicken mixture on bottom half of rolls
  • Place the top half of the buns on top and brush the top of the rolls with the melted butter mixture.
  • Cover the dish with tinfoil and bake for 15 minute
  • Remove foil, and bake for an additional 5 minutes (or until the tops of the sliders turn a golden brown.
  • Remove from oven, slice and serve!

Video

Notes

MAKE AHEAD:
These sliders can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer for up to three months.  Simply assemble the sandwiches as listed above, but hold off on adding the butter topping.  Wrap the sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap and freeze.  When you are ready,  take them out of the freezer, bring to room temp, and add the butter and you are ready to bake!

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Reader Comments

  1. This recipe was such a hit at our last event that we’re making them again!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! 🖤

    1. Hi, Sue! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. You could leave it out, or you could use blue cheese dressing if you prefer that over ranch dressing. Have a great day!

  2. I made this for a gathering last night and people raved. The only change I made was in the topping with the butter I put Italian dressing and sprinkled everything bagel topping. Made too much filling. Could have probably done six more sliders and I was generous with each slider.

  3. I can’t wait to make these but I’m wanting to add provolone or Havarti cheese on top of the chicken mixture. Has anyone tried that?

  4. Takes too long to strip rotisserie chicken! Just put breast of chicken in crock pot. So much easier and less time consuming!

  5. Your site / recipes are simply the best ! Appealing in every way to an83 yr old Grammy who loves to learn “new” !

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