Save on Pinterest

Barbecue Chicken Sliders

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Thanks to rotisserie chicken, these cheesy, smoky sliders are a snap to make on a busy day. The special barbecue sauce really takes it up a notch. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Barbecue Chicken Sliders Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.


  • 3/4 cup beer or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 8 slider buns, split
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded smoked cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat broiler. In a large saucepan, mix first 6 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken; heat through.
  2. Place buns on a baking sheet, cut side up. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until lightly toasted, 30-60 seconds.
  3. Remove tops of buns from baking sheet. Top bottoms with chicken mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes. Add bun tops.

Can you freeze Barbecue Chicken Sliders?

Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Don’t turn your back while broiling the buns or melting the cheese. They go from perfect to well-done in a blink.
  • You can also use leftover shredded chicken. We like the added flavor and convenience of starting with rotisserie-cooked.
  • Smoked cheddar adds another layer of flavor, but regular cheddar, provolone or mozzarella would taste great, too.
  • Nutrition Facts

    2 sliders: 529 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 1023mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

    Recommended Video