the best smoked buffalo chicken sliders recipe

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe

the best smoked buffalo chicken sliders recipe

Smoked Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These delicious and flavorful smoked buffalo chicken sliders are the perfect recipe for your next party or tailgate. Featuring tender, juicy chicken that you can either smoke yourself or you can grab a rotisserie chicken for easy shredding. We then mix in tangy buffalo sauce and a whole lot of cheese, these sliders are sure to become a crowd favorite. Whether you're feeding a crowd or simply looking for a great lunch option, these sliders are easy to make and packed with flavor. So fire up your smoker, gather the ingredients, and let's get started on these buffalo chicken sliders!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • 2 Cups Shredded Chicken We smoked a whole chicken for this recipe but feel free to use a rotisserie chicken or any chicken you have around.
  • 2 8oz Packages of Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 3/4 Cup Buffalo Sauce You can substitute any pepper sauce like Frank's Red Hot. We used Lane's Buffalo Sauce.
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese You can also use mozarella, monterey jack, colby jack or pepper jack.
  • 2 TBS Holy Voodoo Meat Church Seasoning Feel free to use your favorite BBQ seasoning.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

  • 1 Package Kings Hawaiian Sweet or Butter Rolls
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder You can also use 1 clove of fresh garlic minced.
  • 1 tsp Parsley


  • Blue Cheese
  • Sliced Green Onions


Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Place the chicken, cream cheese, ranch, buffalo sauce, shredded cheese and seasoning in a 9x13" disposable pan or 12" cast iron pan and do a quick stir.
  • Set smoker to 250 degrees. Add wood chips, chunks or pellets of your choice to smoker. We cooked this on the Green Mountain Pellet Grill and went with pecan pellets.
  • Place pan mixture onto smoker uncovered for around 1 hour. Stir the dip about every 20 minutes.
  • Before taking off the smoker taste the dip. If you would like it to be spicier, add some more buffalo sauce.
  • After an hour or when it looks melted and well combined, remove it from the smoker and stir. Right now this dip is finished and would be great with tortilla chips or vegetables. But let's continue and make sliders!

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

  • Melt butter in the microwave and add garlic powder and parsley and then mix.
  • Cut your Hawaiian Rolls in half. Keep them whole for easy assembly.
  • Spread the buffalo chicken dip on the bottom layer of the rolls. Spread as thin or thick as you'd like.
  • Top with cheese and then the top layer of the rolls.
    buffalo chicken sliders recipes
  • Spread the melted butter mixture on top of the sliders.
  • Set your smoker to 250-300. Place the sliders onto the grates. You can also put aluminum foil underneath them or put them in a pan.
    smoked buffalo chicken sliders on smoker grill
  • The sliders will be done after about 10 minutes or when the cheese is melted and the rolls look golden brown. Slice up and then enjoy!


Recipe Notes:
  • Feel free to use whatever cheese you like. Other cheeses that would be great in the mix or on top of the sliders are mozzarella, pepper jack, monterey jack, colby jack and queso. 
  • If you like blue cheese add it to the mix or on top when you make the sliders. 
  • Use whatever pepper buffalo sauce you have or like the best.
  • Feel free to use rotisserie chicken if you don't feel like cooking chicken. You can even use canned chicken. 
  • You can cook this in your crockpot, oven or even on the stove, you don't have to have a smoker to enjoy this recipe. 
Let me know what you thought of the recipe below or how you switched it up!
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