Chicken Sliders with Sesame Slaw

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours


20 servings

Updated: Aug. 05, 2023
Everyone loves barbecue chicken sliders. My version has an Asian twist, with spicy, tangy flavors. At our potlucks, they quickly vanish. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
Chicken Sliders with Sesame Slaw Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 20 slider buns or dinner rolls, split


  1. Place onion and chicken in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix ketchup, teriyaki sauce, sherry, ginger and salt. Pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low for 6-7 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Return chicken to slow cooker. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sesame oil and chili sauce until blended. Stir in coleslaw mix, cherries and cilantro. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/4 cup chicken mixture on each bun bottom; top with about 2 tablespoons slaw. Replace tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 slider: 255 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 493mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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