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Homemade BBQ Chicken Sliders + Giveaway!

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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 foodOver 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! 

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  A few of the other features of this amazing Food Processor are:

  • Dice cubes, slice thick to thin, shred, knead, chop, mix and puree
  • Easy Stack & Snap™ assembly with no difficult twisting
  • 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

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Homemade BBQ Chicken Sliders

Servings 12


BBQ Chicken

  • 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

Slider Buns

  • 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


BBQ Chicken

  1. Add 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, seasoned salt, 1 cup of BBQ sauce and chicken broth to slow cooker
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours
  3. Remove from slow cooker
  4. Add chicken to Hamilton Beach 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor and use 'pulse' speed to shred chicken (you can also manually shred chicken)
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  5. Add remaining BBQ sauce and mix in with the chicken
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Slider Buns

  1. Mix 2 cups of flour and 1/4 cup of sugar together
  2. In a separate bowl, mix yeast and warm water together. Let proof for 10 minutes.
  3. Add yeast mixture and egg to flour & sugar mixture. Mix (using dough hook or hand kneading) for 3 minutes.
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  4. Add remaining flour slowly and continue mixing/kneading until dough is somewhat sticky but thoroughly mixed together.
  5. Cover with a damp tea towel and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size
  6. Punch down and let rise for an additional hour or until doubled in size
  7. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  8. Roll dough out to approximately 3/4-1" thickness.
  9. Cut into circles (I used a coffee mug, but you can use a circular cookie cutter)
  10. Add to a lightly greased baking sheet
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  11. Melt 2 tbsp. of remaining butter and brush on tops of the sliders
  12. Bake for 8 minutes
  13. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes

BBQ Chicken Sliders

  1. Slice sliders after cooled for 10 minutes, set aside tops
  2. Add heaping spoonful of BBQ chicken mixture to slider
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  3. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of BBQ chicken
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  4. Replace tops
  5. Melt remaining butter and brush tops
  6. Bake for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted
  7. Enjoy!
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Recipe Notes

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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Recipe Rating

Leva Ogeman

Thursday 22nd of June 2017

I'm having a BBQ Garden party in two weeks and I'm out looking for inspiration. I was thinking Pork, but I want to make it special. This is my first party in my new home (I just moved to Stockholm), and I want to to stand out. I'm no expert chef, but I like to cook. Thanks for this post and the inspiration. Much needed ;-)

Brandon Sparks

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

This is something that I could really use in my kitchen. Thank you so much for this chance.


Wednesday 25th of January 2017

These look delicious! I'd try them with pork also (always a favorite of mine!) and wow, what a gorgeous processor ...what I couldn't do with that thing. :)

Mary Gardner

Tuesday 24th of January 2017

Thanks for the recipe. These look really delicious and perfect for Superbowl parties we have coming up.

Loving Living Lancaster

Tuesday 24th of January 2017


Susan Jordan

Tuesday 24th of January 2017

Love BBQ Chicken Sliders! Those Sure Look Good! Would Love to Have a Hamilton Beach Food Processor too! =)

Loving Living Lancaster

Tuesday 24th of January 2017

Good luck!