An effortless way to feed a crowd for game day! The sauce for these sliders are a jazzed up version of traditional Buffalo Sauce used for Buffalo Wings. Refer to the notes to choose your spiciness! The Blue cheese sauce is optional - this recipe is designed to have enough flavour even without it. Please refer to the notes for making this on the stove or in a pressure cooker. This makes enough for 7 rolls (10cm/4" diameter) with chicken piled on as per the photos. You can probably stretch it to 8!
Course: Chicken, Party Food
Cuisine: American, Western
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats
2 lb / 1 kg chicken breast, boneless skinless (3 large or 4 small)
3/4cuphot sauce of choice(Note 2)
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp honey
3tbsptomato ketchup(or Australian tomato sauce)
1/2tspgarlic powder(or onion powder)
1/2tspdried thyme(or 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves)
1 1/2tbspcornstarch / corn flour
Lettuce of choice(optional)
Blue Cheese Sauce(optional - see recipe below)
Place chicken in one layer in slow cooker and sprinkle with garlic powder, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. Add remaining Buffalo Chicken ingredients, mostly around the chicken rather than on top. Cook on LOW for 4 hours. (Note 2)
Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred roughly with too forks.
Toss in Sauce and keep warm.
Mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp water and add to Sauce (after chicken is removed). Simmer on sauté setting in slow cooker for 5 minutes, or until thickened to a syrup consistency (or transfer to saucepan and do this over medium heat).
Adjust salt & spiciness to taste per Note 1.
Split rolls in half and toast (if desired). Butter (if desired), then place lettuce on bottom half and top with chicken. Serve warm, with Blue Cheese Sauce if you're a fan of blue cheese!
1. I make this with a variety of hot sauces for different spiciness and slightly different flavours. I love them all!a) Mildest: use 1 bottle (5oz/148ml) Franks Original Hot Sauce (sold in Coles and Woolworths in Australia in the tomato sauce / BBQ sauce section) which is the classic hot sauce used in Buffalo Sauce for Chicken Wings (like in this recipe). b) Hotter, but not "blow your head off" spicy: Franks Hot Wings Sauce (not available in Australia as far as I know, sorry! And I'm out of my stash!)c) Sriracha: Wee bit hotter than b), and with a nice garlicky kick! d) Trident Hot Chilli Sauce: Just as spicy as c), but slightly thicker than all the above 3 so the sauce is slightly thicker which I like!e) EXTRA HEAT: Right at the end when you reduce the sauce, you can adjust the spiciness of the sauce with cayenne pepper, tabasco or more hot sauce of choice.2. This can also be made in a pressure cooker or on the stove. PRESSURE COOKER: 30 minutes on high. STOVE: Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer for 50 minutes to 1 hour (with lid), or until chicken is fork tender.3. Nutrition for Buffalo Chicken Sliders (excluding blue cheese sauce), per serving assuming 8 servings.