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BBQ Chicken Sliders

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BBQ Chicken Sliders is an easy game day recipe that is flavorful, delicious, and ready in 30 minutes. Loaded with chicken, sauce, cheese, and onions.

This post has been sponsored by KC MasterpieceⓇ. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is almost game day time!! I am so excited! As many of you may know, I have a son who plays college football and next week is the first game of the season. I have to admit that as much as I love watching him play, I’m not a big fan of football.

However, what I am a fan of is some delicious game day food—such as a batch of BBQ Chicken Sliders made with the help of KC Masterpiece® Original BBQ Sauce

What is KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce?

KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce is a BBQ sauce that is kettle cooked to produce rich layers of sweet, smoky flavor. It is an award-winning sauce with the perfect blend of tomato, onion, molasses, and spices. Seriously, there is so much flavor packed in this BBQ sauce—which makes it also perfect for dipping!

How do you make BBQ Chicken Sliders?

Before beginning the recipe, cook the chicken and shred it to your desired texture. Next, thinly slice the red onion and sauté it using a small non-stick skillet until the onions are soft and translucent. The goal is to cook the onion until it no longer has the raw, hard texture. Once these steps are complete, set aside.

In a medium-size bowl, stir together the shredded chicken and 1 cup of the KC Masterpiece Original BBQ until the chicken is fully coated in the sauce.

Top a sheet pan with the bottom half of the slider buns. You can separate the slider buns or leave them connected together, either way is fine. Spread the BBQ chicken evenly over each slider bun.

Drizzle 1/2 cup of the KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce over each bun. The sauce really gives this recipe all of the flavor, so don’t be afraid to use more if desired. The messier the better; it is BBQ after all.

Evenly layer the red onion slices on top of the sauce.

Top the red onion with an even layer of smoked gouda.

Add the top of the slider buns, cover the sheet pan with aluminum foil, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes. While the BBQ chicken sliders are cooking in the oven, whisk together the butter, black pepper, and parsley. Remove the sliders from the oven, remove the foil, and brush the top of each slider with the butter mixture. Place the sliders back into the oven to bake uncovered for 5 additional minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

Tips for Making the Best BBQ Chicken Sliders: 

  • May substitute shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • An easy way to shred chicken is to add it to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment while still warm. Turn the mixer on level 2 and allow the mixer to do all the work.
  • May substitute a different cheese for the smoked gouda. Try mozzarella or cheddar!
  • If you prefer raw onions, skip the cooking step and add the uncooked thin slices to the sliders instead.
  • Serve the sliders with a side of additional KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce for dipping.

Where Can I Find KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce? 

KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce can be found at your local Walmart in the condiment aisle.

I was actually able to find all the ingredients for this recipe at Walmart. If your store setup is anything like mine, then the slider buns are not far from the condiment aisle. Next, you just have to swing by the meat, dairy and produce section and you are all done with everything you need. This game day recipe has never been easier.

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BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders is an easy game day recipe that is flavorful, delicious, and ready in 30 minutes. Loaded with chicken, sauce, cheese, and onions.
5 from 9 votes
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken sliders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 268kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 slider buns
  • 1 pound cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup KC MasterpieceⓇ Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooked red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup smoked gouda, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and set aside a sheet pan.
  • Cook the chicken and saute the red onions until soft.
  • Using a medium bowl, stir the shredded chicken and 1 cup of KC MasterpieceⓇ Original BBQ Sauce together until combined.
  • Using a sheet pan, place the bottom of the slider buns and top with the bbq chicken.
  • Drizzle 1/2 cup KC MasterpieceⓇ Original BBQ Sauce evenly over the chicken.
  • Add the red onions evenly over each slider.
  • Add the smoked gouda evenly on top of the red onion.
  • Place the top of the slider buns on top of each bbq chicken slider. Cover with aluminium foil and place into the oven to bake for 10 minutes.
  • Using a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, black pepper, and parsley. Brush the top of each slider evenly with the butter mixture. Place the sliders back into the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes, until tops are golden. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • May substitute shredded rotisserie chicken. 
  • An easy way to shred chicken is to add it to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment while still warm. Turn the mixer on level 2 and allow the mixer to do all the work. 
  • May substitute a different cheese for the smoked gouda. Try mozzarella or cheddar!
  • If you prefer raw onions, skip the cooking step and add the uncooked thin slices to the sliders instead. 
  • Serve the sliders with a side of additional KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 2mg
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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Marta
    August 28, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    5 stars
    I can smell these now! They look so tasty and perfect for this coming weekend, Lakita!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 28, 2019 at 8:57 PM

      Thank you Marta! They are perfect for this weekend!

  • Reply
    Saidah
    August 28, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    These look so yum Lakita.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 28, 2019 at 8:55 PM

      Thank you Saidah!!

  • Reply
    Tamara J.
    August 29, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    5 stars
    I love a good slider! That chicken looks like it pairs perfectly with the BBQ sauce. Awesome recipe to take to the upcoming Labor Day cookouts!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 29, 2019 at 3:37 PM

      Thank you! I agree!!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    August 30, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    5 stars
    Sliders are perfect for most any gathering–love these!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 30, 2019 at 9:31 PM

      Thank you! I agree!

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    August 30, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    5 stars
    Yes, I love sliders and KC Masterpiece sauce!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      August 30, 2019 at 9:32 PM

      Thank you! They definitely go well together.

  • Reply
    Kenya Rae
    September 1, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    These look so good! The only thing that could make them better is if you came to my house and cooked them!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 1, 2019 at 10:54 PM

      Thank you! If I was in your area I certainly would.

  • Reply
    Aline
    September 1, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Is a party even a party without sliders??? These look bomb!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      September 1, 2019 at 10:54 PM

      Thank you! I don’t think it is.

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