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Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Celery Slaw

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders are topped with a creamy, crunchy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw for the ultimate crowd-pleaser (and they took TOP prize in a national contest!

With the Super Bowl just weeks away, I’ve got party food like these Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders on the brain. Not even our recent Packer loss can keep me from all the fun food I have on my to-cook list.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders topped with Blue Cheese Celery Slaw on a white plate

If you’re a long-time reader, then you’ve seen this shredded buffalo chicken recipe before (don’t judge the awful photo, I was brand new to food blogging), but it’s one that I love and it’s {sorta} new since this time I made it in slider form.

HOW TO MAKE SHREDDED BUFFALO CHICKEN?

Making the shredded buffalo chicken for these chicken sliders is incredibly simple. I like to use a store-bought rotisserie chicken and remove the meat from that, but you can use leftover chicken if you have some or roast or poach your own. I like a mix of white and dark meat but any will work. I gently heat the buffalo wing sauce and toss it with the chicken when I’m ready to assemble the sliders. See? Couldn’t be easier!

The chicken-to-sauce ratio really depends on how much you love the spicy buffalo sauce. I tend to use just enough sauce to lightly coat the meat, then serve the remaining buffalo sauce on the side so that the spice lovers can douse their sliders in it (I’m in the dousing category).

These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are spicy from the buffalo sauce, creamy from the blue cheese & celery slaw, and the different textures and flavors make it a real treat. Plus these buffalo chicken sliders are easy to make and can be made well ahead of game time!

I also like the fact that they’re a smidge healthier than your typical buffalo chicken sandwich since the chicken is shredded, not fried.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders topped with Blue Cheese Celery Slaw on a white plate

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS?

I typically serve these as party food so I’ll have an array of appetizers and snacks to go with them. If I serve them as a family meal, I’ll have some type of vegetable on the side. You could make it more of a bar-food meal and have fries or chips with them, too!

Here are a few recipes that I like to serve with these buffalo chicken sliders:

Buffalo Chicken Sliders topped with Blue Cheese Celery Slaw on a white plate

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Celery Slaw

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Ingredients

  • 1 cooked rotisserie chicken, or 3-4 poached and shredded chicken breasts
  • your favorite hot wing sauce, I like to combine Frank’s Red Hot Sauce with a stick of melted butter
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1-2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T. dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar and mustard. Add diced celery, crumbled blue cheese and coleslaw; mix thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Remove chicken from the bone and shred using two forks. Place in bowl and add hot wing sauce, just enough to coat the chicken. Place some of the buffalo chicken mixture on a soft slider bun, then top with a generous portion of blue cheese celery slaw. Serve with extra wing sauce.
  3. Tip: If you’re using a rotisserie chicken that’s no longer hot, or if your chicken has been refrigerated, let it come to room temperature, then heat your wing sauce before tossing with the chicken. Your chicken will dry out if you microwave it, but the heat of the wing sauce will warm it up just enough without drying it out.
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