Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders: Stupid easy to make. Quick to throw together. Beyond delicious (and full of melty, stretchy cheese). Pretty much the perfect game day snack!

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!!

Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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J’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. 

And 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.

While his team is hit-or-miss so far with games (then again, this is the Bills we’re talking about here) these tasty sliders are a guaranteed win. I mean, what is more synonymous with game day than Buffalo chicken dip (and really Buffalo chicken anything 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!!

Why chicken sliders instead of Frank’s Buffalo chicken dip?

I love that it’s 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.)?

It’s also great because  you can make the shredded chicken and buffalo sauce mixture 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.

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 I left a range in the recipes so you can always add more if you want it to be extra spicy!).

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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  1. 9″ x 13″ pan
  2. Chef’s knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Measuring cups
  5. Measuring spoons
  6. Silicone brush

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!!

Video tutorial for making buffalo chicken sandwiches

Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

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're like buffalo chicken dip in slider form- SO good!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken sliders
Servings: 15 sliders
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 15 mini slider buns
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, lightly shredded
  • 1/2-3/4 cups buffalo wing sauce, I used 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon and it was the perfect amount for me but if you want it spicier, add more
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4-1/2 cup ranch dressing, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the pan down with cooking spray.

  2. Slice the buns so that there's a top and a bottom (try to keep them in one piece if you can).

  3. Place the bun bottoms into the pan and bake for 5 minutes.

  4. While the bun bottoms are baking mix the chicken, buffalo wing sauce and 1 Tbsp. of ranch seasoning until well combined.

  5. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter with 1 tsp. of ranch seasoning and set aside for later.

  6. Once the bun bottoms are out of the oven, spread the ranch dressing in a thin layer onto the bun bottoms.

  7. Next, top the bun bottoms with an even layer of the buffalo chicken and then sprinkle the mozzarella cheese in an even layer on top of the chicken.

  8. Place your bun tops onto the sliders and finish them by brushing the butter mixture lightly onto each bun top.

  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately (but be careful, it'll be hot!)

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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!!
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're like buffalo chicken dip in slider form- SO good!

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats
    September 26, 2017 at 10:55 pm Hi! Your Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders look so delicious! I love the first photo that shows the melted cheese being stretched out - it looks so tempting! Great work!! :)
  • Reply
    Chris Gleim
    December 8, 2017 at 7:32 am Maybe a stupid question - I cooked chicken breasts in the crockpot last night (4 breasts with a little water, salt, pepper and garlic powder on low for 8 hours) to make my shredded chicken. I'm refrigerating it until tonight when I plan to make the sliders. Should I reheat the chicken somehow before assembling the sliders, or will it get hot enough during the baking process?
    • Reply
      Jessy
      December 9, 2017 at 12:04 am Not a stupid question at all- I have done that with no issue, but if you're worried, nuke 'em for a minute or two.

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