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Easy Chicken Sliders are a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey or shredded chicken. Shredded chicken, cheese, red onion, dijon mustard and spices are sandwiched between slider buns and heated. These are the perfect dinner, lunch or even a snack for football game day. 

Easy Chicken Sliders on a cutting board

EASY CHICKEN SLIDERS 

I am excited to share these Easy Chicken Sliders today with you guys! 

These are the perfect game-day finger food using shredded chicken or even leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

This Thanksgiving we will be making this Herb Butter Roasted Turkey and I plan to make these sliders the next day with the leftovers. 

I also like to make this Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken or this Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken during the week and I will use the leftovers for these shredded chicken sliders. 

One thing I especially love about these sliders is how versatile they are- there are many modifications you can make which you will find in the ingredient section. 

I also like how easy they are to make which makes this a great busy weeknight option. 

Easy Chicken Sliders ingredients

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE CHICKEN SLIDERS?

SHREDDED CHICKEN OR TURKEY: Today’s recipe is the perfect way to use rotisserie chicken. It is also great for this Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken for using your leftover Herb Roasted Turkey

CHEESE: The shredded cheese on these chicken sliders helps to add flavor. I used shredded mozzarella but you could use any variety including pepper jack or sharp cheddar. 

RED ONION: The sliced red onion is a nice addition but if you don’t like onion it isn’t necessary. You can also use sweet onion in its place. I suggest slicing it thin to help the sandwich stay together better. 

MUSTARD SAUCE: The flavor of these chicken sliders is a combination of butter and mustard. If you aren’t a fan of mustard you could try a dressing like ranch or blue cheese or just the butter. 

BUNS: For the buns you will want to use some sort of package of slider buns, preferably something like a Hawaiian style roll.

Once you have the rolls you will want to slice the rolls in half in order to layer the ingredients inside. 

SPICES: The spices for these delicious sliders is a mixture of paprika, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper. You can easily add any spices you like – sometimes I will add a sprinkling of Italian seasoning. 

Easy Chicken Sliders up close

HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE PULLED CHICKEN SLIDERS?

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and line a 9” x 13” casserole dish.

Cut the sandwich roll sheet in half through the middle and lay the bottom half of the sandwiches in the casserole dish.

Easy Chicken Sliders buns

Layer on the shredded chicken

Easy Chicken Sliders Image 6Easy Chicken Sliders chicken

The shredded cheese

Easy Chicken Sliders cheese

And the sliced red onions on top of the bottom layer of the buns.

Easy Chicken Sliders red onion

In a small bowl combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and stir well. Cover the sandwich fillings with the top of the sandwich sheet.

Easy Chicken Sliders buns

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and dijon mustard over medium-high heat, whisking to emulsify together. Pour the butter over the sandwiches, using a pastry brush to ensure even coating.

Sprinkle the paprika spice mixture over the buns.

Easy Chicken Sliders with spices

Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil and bake for 15-20 minutes, until butter is fully absorbed. Uncover and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the top of the buns are lightly browned {watch to make sure they don’t burn}.

Slice into individual sliders and serve immediately.

Easy Chicken Sliders with spices

WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH THESE SLIDERS?

LOADED SMASHED POTATOES

GOUDA SMASHED POATOES 

ITALIAN PASTA SALAD 

EASY BACON BAKED BEANS 

Easy Chicken Sliders on a cutting board

Easy Chicken Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet sandwich rolls {I like to use Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half}
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken {or you can use leftover shredded turkey}
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese {or cheese of your choice}
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup butter, or more as desired
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper {optional for spice}
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
    2. Grease and line a 9” x 13” casserole dish.
    3. Cut the sandwich roll sheet in half through the middle and lay the bottom half of the sandwiches in the casserole dish.
    4. Layer on the shredded chicken, shredded cheese, and sliced red onions on top of the bottom layer of the buns.
    5. In a small bowl combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, crushred red pepper, salt and pepper and stir well.
    6. Cover the sandwich fillings with the top of the sandwich sheet.
    7. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and dijon mustard over medium-high heat, whisking to emulsify together.
    8. Pour the butter over the sandwiches, using a pastry brush to ensure even coating.
    9. Sprinkle the paprika spice mixture over the buns.
    10. Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil and bake for 15-20 minutes, until butter is fully absorbed. Uncover and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the top of the buns are lightly browned {watch to make sure they don’t burn}.
    11. Slice into individual sliders and serve immediately.
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