BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach


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These BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach are one of my family’s favorite easy meals. The combination of tangy BBQ sauce, gooey cheddar and chicken makes for one tasty little sandwich!

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach. Tangy BBQ sauce, gooey cheddar and chicken make for one tasty little sandwich!

These little sandwiches are so addicting! It starts with the sweet roll. Sweet bread…. we’re off to a very good start, don’t you think? Then add in some tangy BBQ sauce and gooey melted cheddar. I highly recommend making a batch of my homemade BBQ sauce to use in these sliders. The BBQ sauce will last for up to 2 weeks in your refrigerator, so you can make it ahead and use it for a few meals.

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach. Tangy BBQ sauce, gooey cheddar and chicken make for one tasty little sandwich!

I usually use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken when I make these. If neither of those is available, you can quickly make poached chicken, Instant Pot BBQ Chicken or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken for this recipe. While you wait for the chicken to cook, assemble the rest of the sandwiches. Then all there is to do is to slice the chicken, add the top bun, and warm the sandwiches in your oven for 5 minutes. You can still have these BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach on your table in 30 minutes!

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach. Tangy BBQ sauce, gooey cheddar and chicken make for one tasty little sandwich!

 

These easy cheesy chicken sliders are also a perfect way to use up leftover crockpot shredded chicken or  slow cooker BBQ chicken. 

To round out the meal I like to serve these sliders with fresh fruit and a green salad on the side. It’s an easy dinner that everyone (the cook included) looks forward to. These BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach are perfect party food too! You can easily make a lot of them to feed a crowd with very little effort.

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach. Tangy BBQ sauce, gooey cheddar and chicken make for one tasty little sandwich!

 

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach. BBQ sauce, gooey cheddar and chicken make for one tasty little sandwich!
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These BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach are one of my family's favorite easy meals. The combination of tangy BBQ sauce, gooey cheddar and chicken makes for one tasty little sandwich!
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq chicken sliders, sliders
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 410kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 slider rolls (I used King's Hawaiian sweet rolls)
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken (use cooked leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken, or see note below*)
  • 24 baby spinach leaves
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice each roll open and place bottom halves on the baking sheet; set tops aside.
  • Spread some BBQ sauce on bottom half of each roll. Top each with cooked chicken, two spinach leaves, and a slice of cheddar. Place top buns on sandwiches.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, until cheese melts and sandwiches are warmed through. Rub tops of sandwiches with butter so that it melts over top buns, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*To quickly and easily cook chicken breasts (you will need just one large or two small chicken breasts for this recipe): Heat a skillet over medium-high heat; spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken in the hot skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook on the first side until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Flip chicken and cook on the second side for 1 minute. Pour in enough water to come about halfway up the sides of the chicken and cover the pan. Continue cooking until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. (Cooking time will depend on the size of your chicken breasts.) Transfer chicken to a plate or cutting board to cool before slicing or shredding.

Nutrition

Serving: 2sliders | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cheddar and Spinach. Tangy BBQ sauce, gooey cheddar and chicken make for one tasty little sandwich!

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