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BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe
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BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe

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Brining the chicken overnight helps it taste exceptionally good, making it so tender it literally melts in your mouth. — Rachel Kunkel, Schell City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + brining Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + brining Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • BRINE:
  • 1-1/2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • CHICKEN:
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup liquid smoke
  • 1-1/2 cups hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
  • 16 slider buns or dinner rolls, split and warmed

Nutritional Facts

2 sliders equals 376 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 883 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix brine ingredients, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Reserve 1 cup brine for cooking chicken; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Place chicken in a large resealable bag; add remaining brine. Seal bag, pressing out as much air as possible; turn to coat chicken. Place in a large bowl; refrigerate 18-24 hours, turning occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken from brine and transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker; discard brine in bag. Add reserved 1 cup brine and 1/3 cup liquid smoke to chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  4. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices. Shred chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce; heat through. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings (2 sliders each).
Originally published as BBQ Chicken Sliders in Taste of Home April/May 2013

Nutritional Facts

2 sliders equals 376 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 883 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"Wow! The brine makes it amazing!!! I used bone in breasts, and KC Masterpiece Hickory bbq sauce. The flavor was out of this world and I will make it again!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"Excellent"

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Chicken is moist and falls apart. Great recipe."

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"My family loved this! We served it on sesame seed hamburger buns with the freezer slaw and it was good! It doesn't specify what kind of liquid smoke to get so I just used the hickory smoke flavored liquid smoke and it turned out great! So easy to make too! Will def. make again!"

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"This is a big hit with everyone at my house. I foolishly think there will be leftovers every time I make it. Delicious!"

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