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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are simple, but don't let them fool you—they've got everything you need. With a toasted bun, melty cheese, and delicious chicken, this 5-ingredient recipe is quick, easy, and sure to be a crowd favorite!

This is a plate of four buffalo chicken sliders. There are little hawaiian rolls with sliced cheese and healthy buffalo chicken.

Buffalo chicken sliders

These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are delicious toasted rolls with shredded buffalo chicken and melted cheese. Each bite is warm, packed with protein, and absolutely delicious! The sweetness of the Hawaiian rolls mixes with the spice from the buffalo sauce and is balanced with melted cheese for perfection.

These buffalo chicken sliders are always a crowd pleaser so they're perfect for game day, a potluck, or an easy family dinner. Made with only 5-ingredients, these sliders are quick and easy to make! Try these buffalo chicken sliders ASAP for the best meal.

This is a plate of four buffalo chicken sliders. There are little hawaiian rolls with sliced cheese and healthy buffalo chicken.

What ingredients do I need?

This recipe is so easy because you only need 5 ingredients! It basically involves assembling mini sandwiches with buffalo chicken and cheese, and letting the oven toast everything.

  • Chicken breast – This recipe calls for 2 lbs of chicken breast (or about 3 large ones). I’ve used raw and frozen chicken for this recipe and both work.
  • Frank’s Buffalo Sauce – My personal favorite buffalo sauce is Frank’s, which is what I recommend for this recipe! It’s so tangy, spicy, and delicious.
  • Ranch seasoning packet – You can find ranch seasoning in packets or bottles, depending on the grocery store. You don’t need to mix it with a liquid—just add it straight to the slow cooker.
  • Hawaiian rolls - This recipe calls for one pack of Hawaiian rolls, each one cut in half. The sweetness from these rolls pairs so well with the buffalo chicken!
  • Havarti cheese - Each slider will use a ¼ piece of havarti cheese, which will melt on top of the chicken.

Can I make substitutions to this recipe?

I usually stick to the recipe, but there are some substitutions you can make based on dietary preferences and what you have available in your fridge.

  • Chicken breast – Raw or frozen chicken will work for this recipe. Instead of chicken breast, you can try pork tenderloin or chicken thighs.
  • Frank’s Buffalo Sauce – My personal favorite buffalo sauce is Frank’s, which is what I recommend for this recipe! You could use a different buffalo sauce too.
  • Ranch seasoning – You can try ranch dressing instead of a ranch seasoning packet.
  • Hawaiian rolls - Any kind of roll will work for this recipe!
  • Havarti cheese - You can choose any kind of cheese that you would like to pair with the buffalo chicken.

What equipment do I need for this recipe?

The equipment you will need for this recipe is a slow cooker (to cook the buffalo chicken), an oven (to broil the sliders), and a sheet pan (to cook the sliders in the oven).

Tips for this recipe

  • To make the buffalo chicken creamier: Stir in cream cheese, sour cream, or greek yogurt at the end of the cooking time.
  • Instead of chicken: Try this same recipe with chicken tenderloin, pork tenderloin, chicken thighs, or even tuna.
  • To garnish: Add some green onions, greek yogurt, or more cheese!
  • To shred the chicken: Use two forks or use the hook attachment on a Kitchen Aid Standing Mixer.
  • For a variation: Use different rolls and whatever kind of cheese you like!

What is the process?

  • To make buffalo chicken, combine chicken breast, ranch seasoning, and buffalo sauce in a crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours. When the chicken is cooked, use two forks to shred it.
  • Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half and place on a greased sheet pan.
  • Place the shredded chicken on half a roll. Top with ¼ slice of cheese. Leave sandwich open.
  • Broil in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and place the top of the sandwich on.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

How do I store this?

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Warm up the sliders on in the microwave. In order to avoid soggy rolls, I would suggest assembling and cooking them whenever you plan to eat them, as they are best right after cooking.

Looking for something similar?

If you love these buffalo chicken sliders, try my Healthy Buffalo ChickenHealthy Buffalo Chicken Dip, Buffalo chicken pasta bake, or Buffalo chicken rolls!

Are you looking for more slow cooker chicken recipes? Try this Honey Sriracha Chicken or Green Chili Chicken. If BBQ is more your thing, I would recommend these BBQ Chicken Nachos.

Can I have the recipe?

If you try this recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts! I hope you enjoy these buffalo chicken sliders as much as I do.

This is a plate of four buffalo chicken sliders. There are little hawaiian rolls with sliced cheese and healthy buffalo chicken.
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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are simple, but don't let them fool you—they've got everything you need. With a toasted bun, melty cheese, and delicious chicken, this 5-ingredient recipe is quick, easy, and sure to be a crowd favorite!
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken, healthy buffalo chicken, sliders
Servings: 8
Calories: 468kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • oven
  • Sheet pan

Ingredients

  • 24 hawaiian rolls sliced in half
  • 6 slices havarti cheese cut in quarters

Buffalo Chicken

  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp ranch seasoning or half ranch seasoning packet
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce

Instructions

  • To make buffalo chicken, combine chicken breast, ranch seasoning, and buffalo sauce in a crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours. When the chicken is cooked, use two forks to shred it.
  • Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half and place on a greased sheet pan.
  • Place the shredded chicken on half a roll. Top with ¼ slice of cheese. Leave sandwich open.
  • Broil in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and place the top of the sandwich on.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

Notes

The nutrition facts are for 3 rolls. 

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 434mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg
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