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BBQ Chicken Slider Sandwiches on a black slate board

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Delicious BBQ Chicken Slider recipe that is filled with shredded BBQ chicken, red onions, provolone cheese and cilantro. This chicken slider makes great game day food or simple dinner!
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq chicken sandwich, chicken slider, game day food, slider recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 sliders


  • 12 count small buns or slider buns I use King's Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls
  • 2.5-3 cups shredded or pulled chicken
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce use your favorite brand
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro


  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Slice the onions and rinse with cold water or place in a bowl of cool water for a few minutes. Lay on a paper towel to dry the onions.
    kitchen tip: this helps rinse away the enzyme that keeps you tasting raw onions 2 hours after you ate them!
  • Slice the buns in half horizontally, separating the bun tops from the bun bottoms. Keep the buns intact instead of splitting them into individual buns.
    Set the bottom buns in a 9x13 casserole pan (glass if you have it).
    Kings Hawaiian buns cut in half horizontally
  • In a bowl mix the 2.5 - 3 cups shredded chicken with 1 cup BBQ sauce.
  • Top the bottom buns with all the chicken- spreading it all the way to the edges.
    BBQ Chicken on top of slider buns
  • Add the red onions, provolone cheese, and cilantro on top of the chicken.
    Place the top buns on the sliders. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in the microwave melt the butter, garlic, and parsley together.
  • Remove the chicken sliders from the oven, remove the foil and brush the top buns with the butter mixture.
  • Place back in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Time to eat! Slice or pull the sliders apart to serve.



Storing & Reheating:
If you have leftover sliders simply store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 
They reheat perfectly in the microwave! Just pop one or two in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. 


Serving: 2sliders