Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These buffalo chicken sliders are perfect for game day or just for a quick lunch!
These buffalo chicken sliders are so easy to make! I love them for a quick dinner or snack!

You guys know those little ham and cheese sliders baked to perfection on sweet King’s Hawaiian rolls? Forget ’em .

I know. It’s hard to do.

They’re so perfectly cheesy with just the right mix of sweet and salty.

They make for an easy dinner and are excellent football food.  We make them all the dang time.

But, seriously. Forget ’em. There’s a new slider in town.

These buffalo chicken sliders are so easy to make! I love them for a quick dinner or snack!

We’re getting our buffalo chicken on with these spicy little sandwiches!

These are jam packed with flavor from the Frank’s Red Hot, cheddar cheese, and triple dose of Ranch!

Yes. A triple dose of ranch. I’m from the Midwest, okay? Ranch is what we do.

Before you start yelling at me, I KNOW. Believe me – I know. Ranch does not belong in buffalo chicken, blue cheese is the traditional flavor, I know, I know I know.

You guys.

Look.

Blue cheese is moldy. That’s just a fact.

These buffalo chicken sliders are so easy to make! I love them for a quick dinner or snack!

I can’t do it. I do ranch and I do cheddar and my life is just fine.

But, please, you do you.

Moving on…

I’m not the only one obsessed with buffalo chicken still, right? I feel like it was such a big THING for awhile and now maybe it’s overdone? But I don’t want to stop. I love me some buffalo chicken.

Check out my buffalo chicken pasta salad, buffalo chicken meatballs, and my buffalo chicken cheeseball!

I like to start these out with a rotisserie chicken or my crockpot shredded chicken, but you can certainly used canned white chicken, cook your own, or just use whatever leftover chicken you have in the house. Browned ground chicken would even work here!

You can add more or less wing sauce to suit your tastes. As is, these are (in my opinion) perfectly buffalo flavored, without making you cry for your mama.

Of course, I also dip mine in ranch dressing. But again, you can totally dip them in blue cheese dressing if that’s your thing.

This mini Cuban sandwiches are the perfect use for that pulled pork!

If you love sliders, don’t forget to try my Cuban sliders. They’re another favorite sandwich around here.

They start with Hawaiian rolls, because I’m obsessed. Then you layer on pulled pork, deli ham, and swiss cheese.

There are pickles, of  course.

And a dijon mayo that is just so easy and so good.

You guys will love those sliders, promise!

I once made five different kinds of sliders for a football game and I feel like it was the biggest hit ever. You guys should totally try it! 🙂

buffalo chicken sliders recipe

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 25 mins
Serves 12 sliders     adjust servings

These buffalo chicken sliders are so easy to make and always a crowd pleaser! I topped the rolls with a little mixture of melted butter and ranch seasoning and the flavor is so good!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot (more to taste)
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded or chopped chicken
  • 3 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning, divided
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 12 King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • prepared ranch dressing, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  Add 1/4 cup of butter to a small sauce pan over medium heat and melt.
  3. Stir in the Frank's Red Hot to combine.
  4. Add the chicken to the pan along with 2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning. Stir to coat chicken.
  5. Use a bread knife to slice the rolls in half to form sandwich buns. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a 9x13 baking dish.
  6. Top each roll with the chicken mixture and a half of a slice of the cheddar cheese.
  7. Place the top halves of the rolls over the chicken.
  8. Melt the remaining 1/4 cup of butter over low heat. Stir in the remaining tablespoons of ranch seasoning until well combined. Spoon the mixture evenly over the tops of each roll.
  9. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes or until heated through and rolls are golden brown.
  10. Serve with prepared ranch dressing as desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 345kcal Calories from fat 166
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 418mg 17%
Carbohydrate 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 14g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g