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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the perfect appetizer to make for game day! Everyone will be impressed with how delicious these are. The best part is, they are super easy to make!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 236kcal


  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 6-8 oz sized breasts
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic or to taste
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube or replace water quantities with chicken broth instead
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped and minced
  • 3 tbsp ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds optional to top off buns


  • Season the chicken breasts with salt, ground black pepper and granulated garlic.
  • Add water and the chicken bouillon cube to the instant pot (1 cup for 6 qt, 1.5 cups for 8 qt and 2 cups for 10 qt). Place your seasoned chicken breasts in the instant pot and close the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 8-10 minutes, with a natural pressure release of 5 minutes. Quick release any remaining pressure. Alternatively, you may use canned chicken, rotisserie chicken or boil the chicken in a pot on the stove until tender.
  • Shred the chicken breasts with 2 forks or use an electric mixer.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Chop and mince the garlic cloves.
  • In a bowl, combine hot sauce, ranch seasoning mix, melted butter, honey and minced garlic cloves. Whisk together until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Toss the shredded chicken in the buffalo sauce, leaving about 3 tbsp behind to top off the buns with at the end.
  • Slice the Hawaiian sweet rolls in half to separate the top buns from the bottom. Place the bottom half of the buns in a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Transfer the buffalo chicken mixture to the buns in the baking dish and top with sharp cheddar cheese. Cover with the top half of the buns to close.
  • Brush the top of your buns with the remaining buffalo sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degree F for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Uncover and broil for 1-2 minutes, just enough to toast the top of your buns.
  • Remove from the oven, serve and enjoy!


  • For this recipe, I used sharp cheddar cheese but feel free to switch it up and use whatever cheese you prefer. Sometimes I like mixing cheddar with mozzarella and it comes out just as delicious!
  • You may cook the chicken breasts whichever way you feel comfortable with. You can use an Instant Pot, a stove top Pressure Cooker, or even boil them in a pot on the stove the old fashioned way. Alternatively, feel free to use store-bought rotisserie chicken or canned chicken if you want to speed things up.
  • If you can’t find sesame seeds you may omit them from this recipe. Although, I really do enjoy the taste of toasted sesame seeds on top of my slider buns.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1247mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg