Barbecue Chicken Sliders Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Sliders Recipe
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

Brining the chicken makes the meat tender and melt in your mouth. These barbecued chicken sliders are best served with extra napkins.

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8
Servings
296
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

for the brine

  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme

for the chicken

  • 2 Pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 Cup liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 Cup hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
  • 16 slider buns or dinner rolls, split and warmed

Directions

for the brine

In a large bowl, mix brine ingredients, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Reserve 1 cup brine for cooking chicken; cover and refrigerate.

Place chicken in a large resealable bag; add remaining brine. Seal bag, pressing out as much air as possible; turn to coat chicken. Place in a large bowl; refrigerate 18-24 hours, turning occasionally.

for the chicken

Remove chicken from brine and transfer to a 3-quart slow cooker; discard brine in bag. Add reserved 1 cup brine and 1/3 cup liquid smoke to chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.

Remove chicken; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices. Shred chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce; heat through. Serve on buns.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
35g
76%
Vitamin A, RAE
57µg
8%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
69mg
7%
Choline, total
122mg
29%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
72mg
23%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
350mg
50%
Selenium, Se
49µg
89%
Sodium, Na
515mg
34%
Water
103g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Barbecue Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

Barbecue Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.