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Buffalo Chicken Sliders skewered with knotted toothpicks on a sheet tray with beer in the background and a bottle cap on the table.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

All of your favorite Buffalo wing flavors sandwiched inside a mini brioche bun. Tangy, spicy shredded chicken, crunchy lettuce, and creamy blue cheese...touchdown!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken sliders
Servings: 18 Sliders
Calories: 254 kcal
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 18 slider buns, preferable brioche
Buffalo Sauce
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
  • Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • ½ cup Franks RedHot Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sriracha sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Blue Cheese Spread
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place the chicken, stock, water and salt in a large covered saucepan and bring to a simmer. Reduce to a bare simmer and simmer until the chicken is cooked though, about 20 mins.

  2. Remove the chicken to a plate and pull apart with two forks or your hands when cool enough to handle.
Buffalo Sauce
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the Buffalo sauce in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 mins. and set aside.

Blue Cheese Spread
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the blue cheese spread and set aside.

To Serve
  1. Add the pulled chicken to the Buffalo sauce and simmer over low heat, covered, for 20 mins.
  2. Spilt the slider buns and pile with the pulled Buffalo chicken, shredded lettuce and a dollop of the blue cheese spread smeared on the top bun.

Recipe Notes
  • When you're poaching the chicken, watch to be sure that the chicken remains tender and doesn't become rubbery. A very low heat works best and you can even turn off the heat entirely after about 10 mins. Just leave the chicken in the covered pot. Test one chicken breast to see if it is cooked through before removing to a bowl to cool.
  • These sliders are perfect party food because they are easily made ahead. Keep the Buffalo chicken, sauce, and lettuce separate and put the sandwiches together just before serving.
  • If you don't want to make all the sandwiches, you can instead create a self-serve station. Keep the Buffalo chicken warm and serve alongside the split buns, shredded lettuce, and blue cheese sauce and allow guests to help themselves.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 683mg30%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 960IU19%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.