Sweet-Spicy Barbecued Chicken Sliders


This shortcut chicken recipe can take advantage of a purchased deli chicken or leftover cooked chicken that you shred. We love the simplicity of making them as rotisserie chicken sliders. Plus, the recipe serves 12! So it's party-ready or a great way to have leftovers for the week.

Sweet-Spicy Barbecued Chicken Sliders
Photo: Andy Lyons


  • 12 3 inch sandwich rolls

  • 2 ½ cup shredded cooked chicken breast

  • 1 cup chopped fresh or canned pineapple, well drained

  • cup barbecue sauce

  • ¼ cup chopped pickled jalapeno peppers

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese (6 oz.)

  • 6 tablespoon melted butter

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • Sliced fresh jalapeno chile peppers (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange bottoms of rolls in a 13x9-inch baking pan or 3-qt. rectangular baking dish. In a bowl combine the next four ingredients (through pickled jalapeno peppers). Spoon onto roll bottoms. Top with cheese and roll tops.

  2. In a bowl combine the next four ingredients (through black pepper). Drizzle over rolls.

  3. Bake, covered, 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until cheese is melted and roll tops are light brown.

Make Ahead

Assemble the sandwiches and do not drizzle with butter mixture. Cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Drizzle and bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
15g Fat
40g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 603mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 23g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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