Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders – tangy and spicy buffalo chicken in soft slider buns brushed with a buttery ranch mixture that makes them extra special. They are great as a meal or an appetizer!

Do you have something you make regularly when you get together with other people? I have a couple of dips; Cheesy Corn Dip and Baked Goat Cheese Dip that almost always make an appearance. But sometimes I like to branch out and make something a little heartier.

It can be game day, or a potluck in the middle of the summer or a holiday party. These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the perfect addition to the event. You can make them ahead, you can, they come together in minutes, and they are a real crowd pleaser!

2 chicken sliders on a white plate with carrots and celery in the background

 

The recipe for these chicken sliders cooks the chicken in the Instant Pot, but you can easily use rotisserie chicken if you want to make these even faster and easier. I have included instructions in the recipe card below for how to use already cooked chicken. And if you want to use a slow cooker instead, that works too. The point is really to just cook the chicken, shred it, and flavor it with buffalo sauce.

What’s In Buffalo Chicken Sliders

  • Slider Buns
  • Chicken
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Butter
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • Water

A lot of people like King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls when you are making sliders, but I prefer something buttery. So any slider bun, dinner roll or even the savory butter rolls from King’s Hawaiian work great.

ingredients to make buffalo chicken

How To Make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

  1. In the base of the Instant Pot mix together the water, buffalo sauce, and ranch seasoning mix.
  2. Add the chicken and butter to the pot and close and lock the lid.
  3. Put the Instant Pot under high pressure for 14 minutes ,and then quick release to unlock.
  4. Remove the chicken and use forks to shred. Add back to the pot and toss with the sauce.

If you use rotisserie chicken, just toss the chicken with buffalo sauce, melted butter, and ranch dressing mix until everything is evenly coated.

buffalo chicken on slider buns in a baking dish

How To Make Chicken Sliders

Once you have the chicken shredded you are ready to assemble the sliders. You can do this immediately or you can do it the next day if you want.

  1. Cut the slider buns in half and arrange the bottom buns in an even layer in a baking dish.
  2. Spread the chicken evenly over the top of the buns and put the top buns over the chicken.
  3. Brush the tops with the melted butter and ranch dressing mix.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes until everything is warm and the buns are slightly toasted.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve.
baked buffalo chicken sliders in a baking dish

The recipe calls for using ranch dressing mix. You can use a store bought packet or try my Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix that you can have on hand all the time.

Recipe Variations

These buffalo chicken sliders are a huge crowd pleaser! You can mix it up different wants to make it your own.

  • Serve with ranch dressing on the side for people to spread on a dip to help with the heat.
  • Add blue cheese crumbles to the sliders.
  • Before you bake the sliders, sprinkle cheddar cheese over the chicken. Then bake until it is melty and hot.
buffalo chicken sliders on a white plate with ranch dressing close up

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4.67 from 3 votes

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

By Erin
Buffalo Chicken Sliders – tangy and spicy buffalo chicken in soft slider buns brushed with a buttery ranch mixture that makes them extra special. They are great as a meal or an appetizer!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

Chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons ranch dressing mix

Sliders

  • 12 slider buns
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon ranch dressing mix

Instructions 

  • In the base of the Instant Pot mix together buffalo sauce, water, and ranch dressing mix. Add chicken and butter.
  • Close the lid and lock into place. Cook under high pressure for 14 minutes. Quick release the chicken to unlock the pressure cooker.
  • Remove chicken and use forks to shred. Add back to the pot and toss with the sauce to coat.
  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Slice slider buns in half and place the bottom buns in a baking dish.
  • Arrange shredded chicken over the buns and put the tops of the buns over the chicken.
  • In a small bowl melt the butter and stir in the ranch dressing mix. Brush over the top of the buns.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 15-17 minutes until everything is hot and the buns are slightly toasted.
  • Remove from the oven and serve.

Notes

To use rotisserie chicken, use 3 cups of shredded chicken and toss with 1 cup of buffalo sauce and 2 Tbsp of melted butter. Continue with the recipe as written.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1405mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 373
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