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Easy Chicken Sliders

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

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EASY CHICKEN SLIDERS 

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

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

This really is an easy recipe and they make the perfect snacking sandwich.

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. 

When I am looking for a weeknight dinner I love making recipes using shredded chicken so my go-tos are these Chicken Sliders, Rotisserie Chicken and Dumplings or these Chicken Enchilada Sliders. 

We also really like these easy Taco Sliders which use ground beef. They could be another good option using shredded chicken in place of the ground beef.

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?

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and line a 9” x 13” casserole dish or baking sheet. 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

STEP 2: Layer on the shredded chicken onto the buns.

Easy Chicken Sliders Image 6Easy Chicken Sliders chicken

Step 3: Add the shredded cheese in an even layer. 

Easy Chicken Sliders cheese

Step 4: And the sliced red onions on top of the bottom layer of the buns.

Easy Chicken Sliders red onion

STEP 5: 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 buns.

Easy Chicken Sliders buns

STEP 6: In a small saucepan, melt the butter and dijon mustard over medium-high heat, whisking to emulsify the butter mixture together. Pour the melted butter over the top of the rolls using a pastry brush to ensure even coating.

Sprinkle the paprika spice mixture over the buns.

Easy Chicken Sliders with spices

STEP 7: Cover the casserole dish with tinfoil and bake for 15-20 minutes, until butter is fully absorbed and the sweet hawaiian rolls are golden brown. 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. Store the leftovers in an airtight container.

WAYS TO MODIFY THESE CHICKEN SLIDERS:

SPICE: Add some spice to these sliders with hot sauce, buffalo sauce, more crushed red pepper or cayenne red pepper. 

BBQ: You can add your favorite bbq sauce sauce to make these bbq chicken sliders. It is so easy and a great way to add flavor to these sandwiches. 

CHEESE: There are a variety of cheese options you can use from cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, to mozzarella cheese, to pepper jack, to Parmesan cheese. 

VEGETABLES: I like adding vegetables to these sliders. Try green onions, roasted red peppers, spinach, lettuce, sun-dried tomatoes or cherry tomatoes.

HERBS: Fresh herbs are a nice addition to these. Try fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh dill or fresh oregano. 

Easy Chicken Sliders with spices

WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH THESE SLIDERS?

LOADED SMASHED POTATOES

LEMON ARUGULA SALAD

GOUDA SMASHED POATOES 

ITALIAN PASTA SALAD 

EASY BACON BAKED BEANS 

MEDITERRANEAN ROASTED VEGETABLES

OTHER CHICKEN RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

GREEK MARINATED CHICKEN KABOBS

SUN-DRIED TOMATO FARRO CHICKEN BAKE

RANCH CHICKEN THIGHS

YOGURT MARINATED CHICKEN TENDERS

AIR FRYER MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN THIGHS

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI 

CHICKEN KOFTA

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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Jill

Monday 5th of February 2024

Going to be making these delicious sliders for my Super Bowl party on Sunday. Can't wait!

Julia

Tuesday 6th of February 2024

Hope you like them Jill! :)

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