This quick and easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders recipe is packed with flavor. With tender shredded chicken in a creamy Buffalo ranch sauce, plus melty cheese, it’s the perfect slider recipe for Game Day, a fun lunch, or any casual gathering!

a sandwich with shredded chicken and buffalo sauce and cheese

Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Looking for an ultra-flavorful appetizer that’s both fun and easy? I’ve got you covered! My Buffalo Chicken Sliders are full of delicious flavor, with tender shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, Cajun seasoning, creamy ranch dressing, and melty cheese. If you like baked buffalo chicken dip, another absolute crowd-pleaser, you’re gonna love these hand-held sliders. Serve them as an appetizer or for lunch – they’re especially welcome on game day!

Why You’ll Love This Sliders Recipe

Who doesn’t love sliders?! Smaller-portioned sandwiches that slide down so easily – yes, please! Here’s why you’ll love these easy buffalo chicken sliders:

  • Super flavorful. These small sandwiches are packed with flavor. There’s savory chicken, buffalo sauce, Cajun seasoning, ranch dressing, and two kinds of cheese – a magical combination. Plus sweet rolls brushed with a delicious seasoned buttery topping!
  • EASY. This is a substantial bite that comes together super fast and easy.
  • Great for a crowd. It’s super easy to double, triple, etc. this recipe, without adding much time to your prep.
  • Chicken instead of beef. l love a good beef slider too, but using shredded chicken is a great way to change things up. Shredded chicken combines so well with the seasonings to make intense little pockets of flavor in each bite.
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What Are Sliders?

The name “sliders” refers to a small sandwich made with a bun that’s about 2 inches across. You’ll often see sliders made as mini hamburgers, but you can use any kind of filling you like. In restaurants, sliders are typically listed on the appetizer menu at restaurants but you could have a few and make them into a main meal.

Ingredients needed for buffalo chicken sliders are shown, including chicken, ranch dressing, cheeses, and rolls.

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need to make these kings hawaiian sliders. Scroll down to the printable recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredient amounts.

  • Shredded chicken – Use store-bought rotisserie chicken to make these sliders easily and quickly. Or use your own prepared chicken.
  • Buffalo sauce – Buffalo sauce is made with a mixture of hot sauce, butter, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce for smooth, intense flavor. Just use your favorite brand.
  • Ranch dressing – Use bottled ranch dressing for ease and speed. Or make a batch of homemade ranch dressing!
  • Cajun seasoning – Cajun seasoning is typically made of black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. It’s available in most grocery stores.
  • Salt & pepper – For additional seasoning, if needed.
  • Mozzarella cheese – This adds gooey, stretchy-cheese goodness. I use shredded cheese, but you could also use slices.
  • Cheddar cheese – This cheese offers a more contrasting flavor. You can use mild, medium, or sharp, whatever you like.
  • Kings Hawaiian Rolls – These buns are small, soft, and sweet-flavored, perfect for sliders. Homemade Rhodes rolls would also be delicious!
  • Butter – I use unsalted, but you can use salted if you like.
  • Italian seasoning – If you don’t have Italian seasoning on hand use a mix of dried basil, oregano, parsley, and rosemary.
  • Garlic powder – This adds another layer of delicious flavor!
Buffalo chicken sliders are shown in a metal dish.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Follow along with the photos and instructions below to help you make these sliders:

  • Make the chicken mixture. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken with the buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, Cajun seasoning, and a bit of salt & pepper.
  • Prep the rolls. Slice the rolls in half horizontally, with all the rolls still intact, and place the bottoms in a baking dish.
  • Add the chicken. Spoon the seasoned chicken mixture evenly onto the rolls.
  • Top with cheese. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and cheddar over the top of the chicken.
  • Add the top halves of the rolls. Place the top halves of the dinner rolls over the cheese. 
  • Brush with seasoned butter. Combine the melted butter, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder – then brush it over the top of the dinner rolls. 
  • Bake covered. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until thoroughly warmed.
  • Bake uncovered. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the tops of the rolls are golden brown. 
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Tips for Success

Here are a few best tips for success to make perfect buffalo chicken sliders:

  • Make the filling in advance. You can make the chicken filling up to 3 days before you cook the sliders. Keep the filling in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble and cook the sliders.
  • Use store-bought rotisserie chicken. You can bake chicken breasts on your own, or make your life easy and buy a rotisserie chicken.
  • Use any rolls. Kings Hawaiian rolls are so nice in this recipe because they bring a hint of sweetness. But you could absolutely use any rolls you prefer.
Buffalo chicken sliders are shown in a metal dish.

What Goes With Buffalo Chicken Sliders?

Buffalo chicken sliders are great on an appetizer buffet – perfection on game day. You could also serve them for lunch or dinner with some extras. Here are a few of my favorite dishes to serve with this sliders recipe:

a buffalo chicken slider sandwich on a plate

How to Store and Reheat Extras

Here’s the easiest way to store and reheat any leftover buffalo chicken sliders:

  • Fridge – Store any leftover sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also store the filling separately in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the fridge for up to 3 days. Then spoon it onto fresh rolls and proceed with the recipe.
  • Freezer – The slider filling can be mixed up and placed in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost the filling in the fridge overnight before continuing with the recipe.
  • Reheat – Whole sliders can be reheated in the oven on a baking sheet on low heat until the meat is heated through, the cheese has melted, and the rolls are slightly crisp. Or simply microwave in 10-15 minute increments until warmed.
a buffalo chicken slider sandwich on a plate

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Yield: 6 servings
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 25 minutes
total time: 40 minutes
This quick and easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders recipe is packed with flavor. With tender shredded chicken in a creamy Buffalo ranch sauce, plus melty cheese, it's the perfect slider recipe for Game Day, a fun lunch, or any casual gathering!
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Ingredients

For the filling

  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup ranch dressing

  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or more, if you like it extra cheesy!
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or more, if you like it extra cheesy!
  • 1 16-ounce package Kings Hawaiian Rolls

For the topping

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • For the filling: Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • In a large bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cajun seasoning, and a bit of salt & pepper. 
  • Slice the dinner rolls in half horizontally, all the rolls still attached to each other. Place the bottoms in a 9×13-inch baking dish if you have rolls in a rectangular shape, in a round baking dish if your rolls are in a round shape.
  • Spoon the chicken mixture onto the rolls, then spread evenly. 
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella and cheddar over the chicken mixture. 
  • Place the top half of the dinner rolls over the cheese. 
  • For the topping: In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. 
  • Brush the butter mixture over the top of the dinner rolls. 
  • Bake: Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until nicely nicely warmed throughout.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the tops of the rolls are golden brown. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 535kcal Carbohydrates: 7g Protein: 38g Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 15g Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 195mg Sodium: 1588mg Sugar: 2g
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