Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are one of my favorite game day recipes! They come together lightning fast in the oven with a few simple ingredients like shredded chicken, ranch, buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and buns. They are the best appetizer to bring to any party!!

These Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are one of my favorite game day recipes! They come together lightning fast in the oven with a few simple ingredients like shredded chicken, ranch, buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and buns. They are the best appetizer to bring to any party!!

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We are in full-on football mode around these parts. This is not a drill.

J lives for this time of year. He’s always been big into the fantasy football. And I’m not only talking about spending football season immersed in it (though that’s a part of it for sure). I’m talking all-year-around. Planning. Dreaming. Discussing. This is a thing, you guys. 

These Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are one of my favorite game day recipes! They come together lightning fast in the oven with a few simple ingredients like shredded chicken, ranch, buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and buns. They are the best appetizer to bring to any party!!

Although, to be honest, I don’t mind. It’s fun for him. It gives him a little mental break from wife and kids stuff and work stuff. And he doesn’t hate on me if my eyes glaze over after a certain amount of football talk (I like the game but I don’t know too much about the players).

These Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are one of my favorite game day recipes! They come together lightning fast in the oven with a few simple ingredients like shredded chicken, ranch, buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and buns. They are the best appetizer to bring to any party!!

As I mentioned in my post about the insanely delicious Meat Lover’s Pizza Bites (side note: go make these, they’re so good!) game day is all about the food for me.

And now here I am in the second installment of my collaboration with 64 bloggers from all over the country in celebration of Football Season and the great foods that walk hand-in-hand with game day.

These Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are one of my favorite game day recipes! They come together lightning fast in the oven with a few simple ingredients like shredded chicken, ranch, buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and buns. They are the best appetizer to bring to any party!!

This particular post is designed around the team we’ve each been assigned, which for me is the Buffalo Bills.

While this season has been hit-or-miss so far with games (then again, this is the Bills we’re talking about here) these Quick and Easy baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are a guaranteed win.

Using Buffalo as my theme for this recipe was a no-brainer because what is more synonymous with game day than Buffalo flavored everything?

These Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are one of my favorite game day recipes! They come together lightning fast in the oven with a few simple ingredients like shredded chicken, ranch, buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and buns. They are the best appetizer to bring to any party!!

I knew I wanted something super-easy to throw together because who wants the hassle of dealing with a million different ingredients and so many extra steps when there’s some perfectly good football to be watched (besides me, of course, but we can’t all be mega-geeks when it comes to food. I recognize this isn’t the norm.)?

I love that you can make the chicken ahead, throw it all together right before the game and pop it into the oven. There’s a whole lot of work-smarter-not-harder going on with this and I’m all about that life.

These Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are one of my favorite game day recipes! They come together lightning fast in the oven with a few simple ingredients like shredded chicken, ranch, buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and buns. They are the best appetizer to bring to any party!!

I use this recipe for shredded chicken since it takes all the work out of it. You can even add the Buffalo components to the chicken in advance if you want.

I find this to be the perfect balance of crispy bread, zesty ranch and tender chicken with just the right amount of spicy buffalo sauce (though you can always add more if you want it to be extra spicy!).

Don’t forget to stop by the other amazing recipes in this collaboration to round out the rest of your game day spread!

60+ recipes inspired by football teams! Show off your team spirit with everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more as you cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans
60+ recipes inspired by football teams! Show off your team spirit with everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more as you cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 15 mini slider buns
  • 4 cups of lightly shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. of buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. of ranch seasoning, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of ranch dressing, to taste
  • 2 Tbsps. of melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your pan down with cooking spray.
  2. If the buns aren't already pre-sliced, slice them and separate the tops from the bottoms (mine all came attached and I left them attached when I cut the tops off, but don't feel like you have to do it this way. Do whatever is easiest for you, just get the tops off one way or another).
  3. Place the bun bottoms into your pan and bake for 5 minutes.
  4. While the bun bottoms are baking mix your chicken, buffalo wing sauce and 1 Tbsp. of ranch seasoning until well combined. Also combine your melted butter with the 1 tsp. of ranch seasoning and put aside for later.
  5. Once your bun bottoms are out of the oven, spread your ranch dressing in a thin layer on them.
  6. Next, top the bun bottoms with your buffalo chicken and then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese in an even layer on top of the chicken.
  7. Place your bun tops onto the sliders and finish them by brushing your butter and ranch seasoning mixture lightly onto each bun top.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  9. Enjoy!
Cuisine: Snack, appetizer | Recipe Type: Game day, Party food

Notes

On the rare occasion that you have leftovers these taste pretty good the next day.

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These Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders are one of my favorite game day recipes! They come together lightning fast in the oven with a few simple ingredients like shredded chicken, ranch, buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and buns. They are the best appetizer to bring to any party!!

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