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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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!
Red Sea Party Punch by Celebrating Family
Bird Gang Sonoran Nachos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
GameDay Cheesecake Bars by Body Rebooted
Healthy Dirty Bird Dip by Dash of Herbs
Purple Potato Salad by The Culinary Compass
Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Parfait by Mom’s Messy Miracles
Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders by Beer Girl Cooks
Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders by The Life Jolie
Blackened Steak + Blue Cheese Nachos by Feast + West
Easy Pimiento Cheese Crackers by Family Food on the Table
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Breadsticks by Honey & Birch
Italian Beef by Bread Booze Bacon
Welcome to the Jungle Cocktail by Love & Flour
Bengal Striped Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom
Polish Boy Potato Skins by A Mind Full Mom
Sweet and Salty Brownies by The Secret Ingredient Is
Cowboy Cookies by The BakerMama
Cowboy Chili by See Aimee Cook
Green Chili Pulled Pork Poutine by Cake ‘n Knife
Blue and Orange Jello Shot Gummies by Sustaining the Powers
Greek Town Loaded Potato Skins by The Mexitalian
Marbled Scotcharoos by Club Narwhal
Beer Cheese Fondue by Off the Eaten Path
Easy Beer Cheese Soup by Hello Little Home
Chicken Stack Sandwich by Around My Family Table
Bratwurst Sandwiches with Pub Mustard by What A Girl Eats
Game Day Cupcakes by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Brownie Batter Dip by The Crumby Cupcake
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes by Two Places at Once
Tomahawk Cooler by Mixplorology
Spicy Jalapeno Popper Cheese Dip with Real Cheese by Simplify, Live, Love
Game Day Snack Tray by Coffee Love Travel
Bacon Mac Cups by West via Midwest
South Beach Punch by 2 Cookin Mamas
Miami Mahi Mahi Sandwich by foodbyjonister
Swedish Meatball Dip with Tater Tot Dunkers by Peanut Blossom
Fruity Dessert Pizza with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze by Bucket List Tummy
New England Rum Punch by Order in the Kitchen
Crawfish Etouffee by The Speckled Palate
Cajun Crawfish Fritters with Remoulade Dipping Sauce by For the Love of Food
Reuben Sliders with Homemade Russian Dressing by A Dish of Daily Life
Big Blue Cheese Steak Stromboli by Simple and Savory
Spinach & Artichoke Bites by Lauren’s Kitchen
Herb Pesto Arancini by A Little Gathering
Beluga Lentil Hummus by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Philly Cheesesteak Nachos by And She Cooks
Philly Cheesesteak Cheesecake by Nik Snacks
Game Day Cookie Cups by Me and My Pink Mixer
Primanti Style Sliders by Macheesmo
Pineapple Salsa by Living Well Kitchen
Tex Mex Cream Cheese Wontons with Bacon by Shaws Simple Swaps
Blue Cheese Blitz Dip by Cafe Terra
Chicken Adobo Fries by Brunch-n-Bites
Game Day Candy Bark by Life’s Ambrosia
Chicken Teriyaki Pizza by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
High Seas Sour Cherry Slush by Lizzy is Dizzy
Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs by Casa de Crews
Avery Williamson American Cake by Loaves & Dishes
Game Day Sriracha-Honey Nut Mix by An Oregon Cottage
Double-Stuffed Potato Skins by A Simpler Grace
Red Skin Potato Chili Nachos by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Serves 1 slider
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your pan down with cooking spray.
- 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).
- Place the bun bottoms into your pan and bake for 5 minutes.
- 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.
- Once your bun bottoms are out of the oven, spread your ranch dressing in a thin layer on them.
- Next, top the bun bottoms with your buffalo chicken and then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese in an even layer on top of the chicken.
- Place your bun tops onto the sliders and finish them by brushing your butter and ranch seasoning mixture lightly onto each bun top.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
On the rare occasion that you have leftovers these taste pretty good the next day.
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