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bbq chicken sliders

Barbeque Chicken Sliders

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 sliders 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American


Easy BBQ chicken sliders made with chicken thighs, simple homemade barbecue sauce, and refreshing coleslaw. It’s an ultimate crowd-pleasing summer meal that can be whipped up in no time! 


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BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt


  • 34 Tbsp. avocado oil or other high heat oil
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, about 8, trimmed of excess fat
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

To Serve

  • 1 recipe Easy Coleslaw Recipe
  • 12 Slider buns or Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Optional: thinly sliced red onions, sliced pickles


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the BBQ sauce: ketchup, honey, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, chili powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium/high heat. Lightly pat dry the chicken with few sheets of paper towels to remove excess moisture. Lay flat on a platter or cutting board and season both sides with salt and pepper. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly golden brown. Do not overcrowd the chicken or it will not brown. If needed, cook in batches.
  3. Pour the prepared BBQ sauce over the chicken. Reduce heat to a medium/low and cook covered for 20-25 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through. The sauce will slightly reduce and thicken. 
  4. Remove the pan off heat and let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes.  Using two forks, shred the chicken inside the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Serve inside a slider bun topped with coleslaw.


  • Leftovers: Store leftover BBQ chicken in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Nutritional information is only for the BBQ chicken and does not include the toppings and slider buns.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 11.6 g
  • Sodium: 409.4 mg
  • Fat: 6.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.7 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 71 mg

Keywords: cook out, summer, bbq