Summer Dinner: BBQ Chicken Sliders With Cheese
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Make delicious BBQ chicken sliders, with shredded or grilled chicken and cheese. It's such an easy and crowd-pleasing main dish to serve at any BBQ or family meal.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: BBQ Chicken
Serves: 12 sliders
  • 12 slider buns or soft dinner rolls
  • 2-3 thawed chicken breasts
  • garlic salt
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce + more to use as a condiment
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce or spinach
  • sliced sweet or dill pickles
  • 1½ cups shredded Cache Valley Cheddar Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  1. Make the BBQ chicken two ways: cook in a crock pot and shred OR grill chicken breasts on BBQ
  3. Put 2-3 chicken breasts in crock pot with enough water to cover breasts halfway
  4. Add ½ cup chopped onions
  5. Add 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  6. Cook thawed chicken breasts in crock-pot for 3-4 hours, or until chicken falls apart when touched with a fork
  7. Drain any remaining excess water and shred chicken with two forks
  8. Preheat oven to 375 F
  9. Add 1 cup BBQ sauce to shredded chicken and mix well.
  10. Add 1 cup shredded cheese to chicken. Set aside.
  11. Dress buns with BBQ sauce or other preferred condiments
  12. Spoon shredded chicken onto buns
  13. Sprinkle as much cheese as desired on buns with chicken
  14. Spread sliders onto cookie sheet and brush with melted butter
  15. Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is warm and cheese is melted
  16. Remove sliders from oven and top with sliced pickles and chopped lettuce
  17. Serve warm with a side salad, fruit, chips, or any favorite BBQ sides
  19. Preheat BBQ grill
  20. Slice 2-3 raw chicken breasts in half horizontally with kitchen knife
  21. Brush breasts with BBQ sauce and place on grill
  22. Flip chicken breast when cooked on one side and brush flipped side with BBQ sauce
  23. Repeat until chicken is cooked
  24. Cut cooked chicken in half or thirds - small enough to fit onto buns
  25. Repeat dressing instructions for shredded BBQ sliders
  26. Serve with favorite BBQ sides and enjoy!
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