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Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start thinking about another fun ‘holiday’–at least that’s what we call it in our house: Superbowl Sunday! I love everything about Superbowl Sunday, the big game, the family time and especially the food. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of my favorite party recipes. Today, I am sharing one of my favorite recipes: Homemade BBQ Chicken Sliders.
Let’s talk about these sliders for a minute. First, they aren’t a ‘quick and easy’ appetizer that you can whip up in 30 minutes. I won’t lie, these take a little time and effort…but, the result is SO worth it. The slider buns are the perfect blend of a delicious roll and a sweet bread. And the chicken? Tender and delicious, with the BBQ sauce slow cooked into the chicken, they almost melt in your mouth.
One of the best parts of this recipe is that you can slow cook the chicken. I also used my Hamilton Beach® Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor to shred the chicken! I hate spending time manually shredding chicken, it can be so time consuming. My Hamilton Beach Food Processor made shredding chicken so easy. It is one of my favorite kitchen tools that makes my life so much easier. It is one of those tools that you can use for many different things, including: dicing and slicing veggies and fruits, shredding chicken or other meat, and even kneading dough (how cool is that?!). It also features an adjustable blade that has 14 different thickness settings, which is nice – I can slice veggies into thinner pieces for our little one and larger ones for the adults. I highly recommend the Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor, it’s a must-have tool for any kitchen!
A few of the other features of this amazing Food Processor are:
- Dice cubes, slice thick to thin, shred, knead, chop, mix and puree
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- Heavy-duty construction
- Includes 5 attachments and storage case
- 14 cup, BPA-free bowl with pour spout and leak-free seal
- Full liquid capacity – up to 14 cups
- Dishwasher safe blades, bowl, and lid
- Function guide eliminates guesswork
- Easy-clean touchpad controls with LED indicator lights
- 3-in-1 Big Mouth® feed tube:
- Large tube fits whole foods for less precutting
- 2 smaller tubes hold thin foods upright
- Storage case for accessories
- 2 speeds plus pulse
- 5 year limited warranty
(additional feature information from Hamilton Beach)
Homemade BBQ Chicken Sliders
- 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 tsp. Seasoned Salt
- 1/2 Cup of Chicken Broth
- 2 Cups of BBQ Sauce
- 1 Cup of Shredded Cheese I used mild cheddar, you can use any variation you like
- 4 cups self-rising purpose flour
- 1 packet or 1 Tbsp. dry active yeast
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp softened butter
- 4 tbsp butter to use to brush before and during baking
Add 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, seasoned salt, 1 cup of BBQ sauce and chicken broth to slow cooker
Cook on low for 6 hours
Remove from slow cooker
Add chicken to Hamilton Beach 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor and use 'pulse' speed to shred chicken (you can also manually shred chicken)
Add remaining BBQ sauce and mix in with the chicken
Mix 2 cups of flour and 1/4 cup of sugar together
In a separate bowl, mix yeast and warm water together. Let proof for 10 minutes.
Add yeast mixture and egg to flour & sugar mixture. Mix (using dough hook or hand kneading) for 3 minutes.
Add remaining flour slowly and continue mixing/kneading until dough is somewhat sticky but thoroughly mixed together.
Cover with a damp tea towel and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size
Punch down and let rise for an additional hour or until doubled in size
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Roll dough out to approximately 3/4-1" thickness.
Cut into circles (I used a coffee mug, but you can use a circular cookie cutter)
Add to a lightly greased baking sheet
Melt 2 tbsp. of remaining butter and brush on tops of the sliders
Bake for 8 minutes
Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes
BBQ Chicken Sliders
Slice sliders after cooled for 10 minutes, set aside tops
Add heaping spoonful of BBQ chicken mixture to slider
Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of BBQ chicken
Melt remaining butter and brush tops
Bake for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted
You can double or triple the recipe if you are having a large dinner or party.
2-3 sliders are enough for a dinner portion
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