Barbecue Chicken Sliders Recipe

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Barbecue Chicken Sliders Recipe
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
429
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Protein
32g
64%
Carbs
58g
19%
Vitamin A
15µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.2%
Vitamin B6
1mg
51%
Vitamin C
0.7mg
1.2%
Vitamin D
1IU
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
137mg
14%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
28µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
96µg
24%
Folic acid
40µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
56mg
14%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
71%
Phosphorus
322mg
46%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
594mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
25.9%
Sodium
976mg
41%
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.7%
Zinc
1mg
10%

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