Buffalo Chicken Sliders

buffalo chicken sandwich recipeA few days ago, I posted an easy and fast recipe for Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. I thought about the sandwich that I had for dinner the next morning and for the rest of the day. How could I take that idea and make it into something else? The sandwich took no time to put together, it was delicious and everyone in my house liked it. Then it came to me, a buffalo chicken version. I cannot believe that I have had this blog since February and have not included anything buffalo-style. My husband lives and breathes chicken wings. Obviously, it is a sometimes food and he cannot eat wings as often as he would like. In order to appease his quite-often craving, I have made buffalo chicken pizzas, chicken sandwiches, you name it, we have eaten it. But none of my buffalo creations are as easy or as cute as this.

I used the same technique as I did in the Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches, but have changed the sauce, made a blue cheese spread, and put them on super cute slider buns. I also made a little salad that is a play on the carrots and celery that is usually served with chicken wings. I used butter lettuce, shredded carrots, diced celery and a sprinkling of blue cheese. I made a super simple vinaigrette and the whole thing was made and on the table in 20 minutes.

buffalo chicken sandwich recipe1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
slider buns or whatever bun you would like
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup hot sauce (we use Frank’s at our house)
4 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the blue cheese spread:

1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon vinegar
3 chopped green onions
salt and pepper to taste

buffalo chicken sandwich recipeMelt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

buffalo chicken sandwich recipeAdd the hot sauce, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Bring to a bubble. I think that the honey is the most important ingredient in this recipe. If you do not include the honey, there is no balance, it will just be hot, this sauce has layers. I have really played around with this sauce recipe and it is the favorite in this buffalo obsessed house. While you are waiting for your sauce to come to a bubble, toast some buns.

buffalo chicken sandwich recipeAdd the shredded chicken and cook until heated through.

blue cheese dipPut all of the spread ingredients in a bowl.

blue cheese dipMix it together. Give it a taste to make sure that it is seasoned properly. How easy is this? This is great on its own to dip celery and carrots into if you do not feel like making a dressing for a salad. I also would imagine that a potato chip in that dip would be pretty divine as well.

blue cheese dipI made a little slider assembly line. I spread some blue cheese spread on one side and added the chicken on top. I put the top on and was done.

buffalo chicken sandwich recipeHow cute do those sliders look in big hands? This dude really likes a good buffalo sandwich.

buffalo chicken sandwich recipeThere you have it. Dinner in 20 minutes. I have a few other ideas brewing using this technique. I cannot wait to try them out.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders - a quick weeknight meal that starts with a rotisserie chicken. Tossed in buffalo sauce and slathered with a blue cheese spread. Serve with a celery and carrot side salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • slider buns or whatever bun you would like
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (we use Frank’s at our house)
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the blue cheese spread:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the hot sauce, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Bring to a bubble. I think that the honey is the most important ingredient in this recipe. If you do not include the honey, there is no balance, it will just be hot, this sauce has layers. I have really played around with this sauce recipe and it is the favorite in this buffalo obsessed house. While you are waiting for your sauce to come to a bubble, toast some buns.
  2. Add the shredded chicken and cook until heated through.
  3. Put all of the spread ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Mix it together. Give it a taste to make sure that it is seasoned properly. How easy is this? This is great on its own to dip celery and carrots into if you do not feel like making a dressing for a salad. I also would imagine that a potato chip in that dip would be pretty divine as well.
  5. I made a little slider assembly line. I spread some blue cheese spread on one side and added the chicken on top. I put the top on and was done.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g

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69 Comments

  • THOSE LOOK SO YUMMY… now I’m thinking I should change my party menu! And WES really looked like he enjoyed them!

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  • These little sandwiches look delish. I think I’ll make these for the 4th of July!

    I just discovered your site for the first time. I saw your recipe for Sub Dip on The Kitchn and had to check it out. LOVE your site. It’s so well organized for a new blog. Your photography is fantastic. I look forward to reading more posts.

    Kris
    Mill Valley, CA

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    • they would be perfect for the 4th of July. Thank you for reading. I appreciate it.

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  • I’m making your BBQ Chicken sandwiches tonight, sauce is simmering as I type. Now I have to try these too! Can’t wait.

    Love your blog

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  • These look delish. I might have to make them this summer. My family would love them. I bet they would be good as a wrap with coleslaw.

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  • Hi,

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  • Bree,
    I have to tell you, I am NOT into blogs AT ALL, in fact I recently just started browsing through them (I know, I´ve been living under a rock), so if I´m not a big blog reader, you can imagine I´m even less of a blog commentator, but let me tell you, I LOOOOOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!! Love, love, love it! I´m a huge food person, and I especially love simple, uncomplicated dishes that look stellar, (so far, all your recipies fit the bill), PLUS I looove photography, and food styling, and yours is AWSOME!!! Your pictures are beautiful to look at, and inspiring as well. congrats, and I hope you keep this up for a long time! (Just so you know, this is the first time I post anything on a blog, ever!)

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    • thank you so much Lena. Thank you for reading and for having your first comment ever be here. I am very honored.

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  • Nothing beats Frank’s hot sauce. My hubby from upstate NY will love these. I always have a hard time finding little slider buns… those are so cute.

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    • I found them at Trader Joe’s, but I have seen them in the regular grocery store lately.

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  • I love buffalo chicken anything…and these are so CUTE! Can’t wait to try them–great creation 🙂

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  • thanks for the heads up, but I am not sure what the issue with my font is.

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  • When I saw the mixer in the background on the prep photo, I was wondering how it was going to be used in this recipe hahaha. I guess it was just supposed to be there for decoration.

    Anyway, these sliders look scrumptious. I cannot wait to eat solid foods again!

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    • Why are you not eating solid foods??

      The mixer is always on my counter but usually I put it on the floor to take the pictures, I just forgot. But you know how much I love my Kitchen Aid!

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  • OMG! The blue cheese spread takes these over the top. Lovely chicken sandwiches. I love how teeny tiny and perfect they are 🙂

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  • This was a little piece of buffalo chicken heaven. That sauce is awesome – the blue cheese and the hot sauce. Are you still spinning your wheels on ideas for this technique? Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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  • We’re making these tomorrow night and I was wondering how many this recipe makes so I can plan accordingly. Can’t wait!!
    Traci =)

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    • it depends on how big your chicken is. I used Costco chickens and got about 4-6 sandwiches out of it.

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  • Probably my all time favorite (and easiest) sandwich I have ever made! Thank you, this will be a staple in our house from now on!

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    • I am so glad that your family enjoyed these. Thank you for the blog love!

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  • I saw you said these make about 4-6 sandwhiches with one rotisserie chicken, I am making these for my husbands birthday tomorrow with about 12 people being there, so I figure that is 24 of these guys. Can I use chicken breast instead? and how would you cook it?

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    • Absolutely. I would just roast it in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

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  • Hi! Do you think you could subsitute Apple Cider vinegar for the white vinegar in the Blue Cheese spread? That’s what I have in my pantry. Hoping to make these this weekend- they look FANTASTIC!

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  • Bree, I made these for Superbowl Sunday and they were SO very good! I’m going to revisit them with the barbeque twist. Sliders: yummy AND cute – everybody wins!

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    • Let me know how it goes! I love taking something I love and adapting it into something else.

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  • These were delicious!!! My boyfriend is a huge Frank’s fan….So I surprised him with these for dinner! Great choice, they will definitely be made many more times. Thank you 🙂

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  • I made these tonight and they were great. I’ll be making them again.

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  • where do u find slider buns
    ?? i usually shop at our walmart super store.. please let me know my husband loves buffalo not i but he would looooooooove it ifi made these!

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  • Im just stumbling on this recipe now! looks really good and I think i need to try these 🙂 where did you get the mini hamburger buns though?? ive never seen them anywhere.

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    • I got these at Trader Joes, but you could use a dinner roll. I even saw mini English muffins the other day at Super target.

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  • Need to feed 9 adults (other food will be there as well), do you mean 4 – 6 mini sandwiches??

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  • To make them genuinely “Buffalo” the rolls should be kummelweck–a kaiser roless brushed with corse salt and seseme seeds

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  • These were delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Just to let you know, in the print out directions, you forgot to put “Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat” as the first instruction. I got to the end and saw my butter sitting on the counter. Then when I looked through the pictures, I saw it was the first step. I added it at the end and it wasn’t a big deal, but just thought I’d let you know so you can add it. Thanks again for the yummy recipe!

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