February 1, 2020
These easy buffalo chicken sliders are stuffed with shredded chicken in a tangy, smoky sauce, melted cheese, and homemade ranch dressing. It’s the best thing since the Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, but that’s a whole other story, right now, let’s focus on these bad boys!
I could talk about these cheesy, saucy sliders all day, but I thought watching how they’re made would be more fun, so I made a video, enjoy!
Are you ready to make the best sliders of your life?
Crazy question! We were born ready! Let’s do this!
What Makes the Perfect Slider?
What’s not to love about sliders? The bread is perfectly soft, slightly sweet, add melted cheese and meat to that mix, and you’ve got yourself a divine meal.
To create the perfect slider, you need four things:
- Soft, warm bread- Hawaiian rolls are best!
- Melted cheese
- Buffalo Sauce
In this case, we’re talking about Hawaiian rolls packed with shredded buffalo chicken and Ranch sauce covered with melted Provolone and blue cheese crumbles. One bite, and it melts in your mouth.
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Sliders
One thing I adore about this meal, besides the fact that it’s life-altering delicious, is that it requires minimal kitchen duty, especially if the buffalo chicken is premade. We’re talking 20 minutes from counter to table oven, and that includes 10 minutes baking in the oven, the sliders not you.
If you don’t know how to make buffalo chicken check out this post, all you need is a slow cooker, a bottle of buffalo sauce, and chicken- BOOM!
1. Preheat the oven
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Prepare the rolls
Keeping the Hawaiian rolls intact, place them onto the prepared baking sheet and run a bread knife through the center of the rolls, so that the bottom and top halves are in 2 separate slabs.
3. Time to top
Starting with the buffalo chicken, spread a generous amount over the bottom half. Top with Provolone cheese, green onions, Ranch dressing, and the remaining rolls. Once the sliders are intact top them with a healthy dose of Blue cheese crumbles.
Using a large sheet of tin foil, cover the entire pan to seal the sliders and lock in moisture. This helps keep the rolls soft and easy to pull apart.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 2 minutes before serving.
I think it’s quite obvious what happens here; just grab a slider and inhale. Repeat if necessary.
Buffalo Chicken Slider Ingredients
To make it easier for you, here are the recipe ingredients in list form:
- 1 recipe Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken
- 8 King’s Hawaiian rolls
- Green onions
- Ranch dressing- like the one from this salad
- Provolone cheese
- Blue cheese crumbles
If you don’t have Provolone but shredded Cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese, use it. The important part is that it tastes good and melts perfectly.
In case you just came across this recipe and want to make it tonight but don’t have time for the slow cooker buffalo chicken, you can still make them. Grab a cooked rotisserie chicken and bottle of Frank’s buffalo sauce from the grocery store, shred the meat and toss it with ½ to ¾ cup of sauce.
What to Serve with these Buffalo Chicken Sliders
If you don’t plan on eating 3 of these (I didn’t plan on it the first time, but things happen) here are a few suggestions for side dishes that compliment the meal:
If you want to keep it classic, serve these sliders with a side of carrot and celery sticks and Ranch dressing. I know you may be thinking, “there she goes with that Ranch again,” but for real- the stuff is perfect with buffalo sauce #noshame.
Want More Buffalo Chicken?
You’ve certainly come to the right place, buffalo chicken is a way of life, and I’m no were near finished creating more recipes. Here are the ones we’ve tested, tried, and found to be true.
- Buffalo Chicken Power Bowls
- Buffalo Chicken Tacos
- Buffalo Chicken Salad
- Buffalo Chicken Hummus Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
- Buffalo Chicken Pizza
- Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- Place the chicken breasts into the dish of a slow cooker. Pour the buffalo sauce over the chicken, and stir to combine- cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Once the chicken is cooked through, shred the meat with two forks and toss to coat with the sauce.
- On a flat surface, halve each Hawaiian roll, top 8 with buffalo chicken, green onions, dressing, and Provolone cheese.
- Assemble the sliders and place them into the pan. Top with Bleu cheese crumbles and cover the pan with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
- Remove from oven, allow to rest for 2 minutes and serve.