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A Delicious and Easy Pulled Chicken Slider Recipe

Looking for an easy pulled chicken sliders recipe? Look no further! This delicious and simple dish is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a quick and easy meal, these pulled chicken sliders will hit the spot. Best of all, chicken sliders are super simple to make – just follow these step-by-step instructions and you’ll be ready to go in 30 minutes!

The Chicken

In this recipe, we are using 2 pounds of good old chicken breast for our sliders. It’s easy to cook and pulls apart easily. You can also use chicken tenderloin or chicken thighs if you prefer for your chicken sliders.

Chicken Broth

You could certainly use water to cook your chicken in the pressure cooker but we prefer to use a broth. Broth helps to keep the chicken moist as it cooks and also adds some extra flavor. We like to use chicken broth, but you can also use beef or vegetable broth.

Seasoning

We like to keep things simple when it comes to seasoning our chicken sliders. We just use a little salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. You could also add in some other herbs and spices if you like but we find that this combo is perfect for pulled chicken sliders.

BBQ Sauce

For the BBQ sauce, we like to use Sweet Baby Rays, a store-bought variety. However, you can certainly make your own if you prefer. We like to use a sweeter BBQ sauce for these pulled chicken sliders but feel free to use your favorite variety.

Hot Sauce.

The hot sauce is completely optional but we like to add a little bit for some extra flavor. We like to use Cholula hot sauce but you can use your favorite hot sauce or buffalo sauce.

Red Onion

We like to add diced red onion to our chicken mixture to give it a little crunch and some extra flavor. Cook your onions in advance if you like them softer or omit them altogether if you’re not a fan of onions.

Buns

We like to use mini slider buns or Hawaiian sweet rolls for this pulled chicken sliders recipe but you can certainly use regular-sized buns if you prefer. You could also get creative and use other types of bread such as dinner rolls, biscuits, or even mini bagels.

Toppings.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to toppings for your pulled chicken sliders. We like to keep it simple and just use some shredded lettuce and pickles but you can get as creative as you like. Other popular toppings include cheese, tomatoes, onions, shredded cheese and coleslaw.

Pulled Chicken Sliders

Servings

12

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Calories

180

Cook Time

20 Minutes

Total Time 30 Minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Lbs Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 TBSP Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/2 Diced Red Onion
  • 1/4 Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Hot Sauce or Buffalo Sauce Of choice (I used Cholula)
  • 12 Slider Buns Or Dinner Rolls

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What Tools You Will Need:

Directions:

  1. Place chicken breast in a pressure cooker with chicken broth and pressure cook on high for 10-12 minutes and quick release. Drain any remaining juice.
  2. Pull the chicken apart with a spatula or fork until it’s shredded to your liking.
  3. Turn the pressure cooker on to saute on medium heat.
  4. Add onions, Cajun Seasoning, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce to shredded chicken and mix. saute for 3-5 minutes or until done to your liking.
  5. Warm-up your buns if you prefer them warm or toasted.
  6. Add any condiments or toppings you would like to your buns and spoon on your shredded chicken mixture.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes:

  • Add or Remove hot sauce if you prefer your chicken less or more spicy.
  • Add Some slaw to the top of your slider if you want to make it more filling and flavorful.

What Do You Serve With Sliders?

You can serve pulled chicken sliders with a variety of sides. Some popular options include potato chips, French fries, coleslaw, and green salad.

How Long Do Sliders Last?

Leftover chicken sliders will last in the fridge for up to four days. Simply put your cooked chicken mixture in an airtight container. When you’re ready to eat reheat the mixture and place it on your bun for a quick and easy lunch or dinner option.

Can I Make These Without A Pressure Cooker?

Yes, you can make pulled chicken sliders without a pressure cooker. Just cook the chicken in a skillet over medium heat and a lid to keep moisture in until it’s cooked through. Then shred it with a fork or chop it into small pieces. Proceed with the recipe as directed.

What Other Seasonings Are Good With Sliders?

In addition to salt, pepper, and garlic powder, pulled chicken sliders are also delicious with onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, Italian seasoning, and ranch seasoning. Again, be creative and use your favorite seasonings.

What Are Some Other Sauces I Can Use?

In addition to barbecue sauce, shredded chicken sliders are also delicious with honey mustard, Dijon Mustard, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, or even Blue cheese. Be creative and use your favorite sauces. If you want to add creaminess to your chicken, add some cream cheese with your sauce for a whole other experience.

What Cheese Goes Good On Sliders?

Almost any cheese goes well on shredded chicken sliders. Popular options include shredded mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, American, Swiss, Monterey Jack, and pepper jack.

Can I use Any Kind Of Buns?

Yes, you can use any kind of buns for shredded chicken sliders. Popular options include mini slider buns, regular-sized hamburger buns, dinner rolls, biscuits, mini bagels, or even use a tortilla and make a wrap.

Can I Use Rotisserie Chicken?

Yes, you can use rotisserie chicken to make pulled chicken sliders. Just shred the rotisserie chicken and mix it with your favorite sauce. Then proceed with the recipe as directed.

Why Use A Pressure Cooker To Make Chicken Sliders?

Using a pressure cooker like the Ninja Foodi or an Instant Pot is a great tool for ease and saving time. You don’t have to worry about watching your food or it drying out and since we saute the chicken briefly after cooking it, it will save you on using multiple pans. Both the foodi and the instant pot have saute functions making it a one pan operation.

A Delicious and Easy Pulled Chicken Slider Recipe

David
Looking for an easy pulled chicken slider recipe? Look no further! This delicious and simple dish is perfect for any occasion.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 12
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 LBS Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 TBSP Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/2 Red Onion Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Hot Sauce of Choice (I used Cholula)
  • 12 Slider Buns or Rolls

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken breast in a pressure cooker with chicken broth and pressure cook on high for 10-12 minutes and quick release. Drain any remaining juice.
  • Pull the chicken apart with a spatula or fork until it's shredded to your liking.
  • Turn the pressure cooker on to saute on medium heat.
  • Add onions, Cajun Seasoning, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce and mix. saute for 3-5 minutes or until done to your liking.
  • Warm-up your buns if you prefer them warm or toasted.
  • Add any condiments or toppings you would like to your buns and spoon on your pulled chicken mixture.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Add or Remove hot sauce if you prefer your chicken less or more spicy.
  • Add Some slaw to the top of your slider if you want to make it more filling and flavorful.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal
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Summary

This pulled chicken slider recipe is perfect for any occasion! Super simple to make, all you need is some chicken, BBQ sauce, and a few other ingredients and you’re good to go. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy! Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a quick and easy meal, these pulled chicken sliders will hit the spot. Delicious, easy, and ready in 30 minutes.

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