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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 Jul. 26, 2015

"Delicious!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"This is amazing! I thought the chicken tasted wonderful before I even stirred in the BBQ sauce. What a wonderful smoky flavor! Big hit with us!"

MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

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

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