These grilled chicken sliders are an easy and delicious chicken slider recipe made with tender, juicy, seasoned boneless chicken breasts, topped with cheese, shredded lettuce, and sliced tomatoes on toasted slider buns.
I love sliders. Just so much. You might have noticed that I have several slider recipes on my site, in fact. They’re just so much fun to serve and eat, and they’re so darn easy to make. It doesn’t get much better than that. I make all kinds of sliders, from classic burgers to hash browns sliders and everything in between. One of my favorite varieties to make is these little chicken numbers. They’re absolutely delicious and they’re actually decently healthy for you! I love serving them for appetizers at parties, bringing them to potlucks, or serving them as a fun lunch or dinner on special occasions.
Grilled Chicken Sliders
These sliders start with boneless skinless chicken breasts that are cut into patty-sized pieces, coated with a bold seasoning mix, and then cooked to tender, juicy perfection. Then, I toast buns and top them with the chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, and tomato to create a small version of the classic chicken sandwich. It all comes together quickly, and I end up with delicious, bite-size sandwiches that everyone always loves.
Why you’ll Love This Grilled Chicken Slider Recipe
- These chicken sliders can be easily made on the grill or on the stove.
- They’re tender, juicy, and super flavorful, and they make a great appetizer or the perfect lunch or dinner.
- They only take a few simple ingredients that are easily found at your local grocery store.
Grilled Chicken Sliders Ingredients
You’ll only need a few basic ingredients to make this recipe, and they’re all at your grocery store.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Garlic salt
- Slap ya mama seasoning
- Black pepper
- Slider buns
- Monterey Jack cheese
How to Make Grilled Chicken Sliders
Making these sliders is a super simple endeavor. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time!
Step 1: Cook the Chicken
Season the chicken on both sides. Then, cook in a skillet over medium-high heat or on the grill until golden and the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
Step 2: Toast the Buns
Spread mayonnaise on the inside of the tops and bottoms of your buns. Then, toast them in a frying pan over medium-low heat until golden brown.
Step 3: Make the Sliders
Top the bottom of the buns with chicken, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, then add the top bun and enjoy!
- Cook your chicken in the skillet on medium-high heat to get a golden crust by the time the chicken is finished cooking.
- You only need a thin layer of mayo to toast your buns. Don’t go too heavy!
- For meltier cheese, top your chicken breasts with cheese about a minute before they’re finished cooking.
- You can make this recipe with pork chops, as well.
- Make a homemade dredge and pan fry the chicken for fried chicken sliders.
- Use your favorite cheese for this recipe. Any will work!
What to Serve with Chicken Sliders
These mini chicken sandwiches are perfect with all the sides you enjoy with their full-size versions. Try:
- French fries
- Sweet potato fries
- Tater tots
- Potato wedges
- Baked beans
- Mac and cheese
- Potato salad
How do you grill chicken without drying it out?
The best way to keep your chicken moist while grilling it is to soak it for 30 minutes in a simple brine of ¼ cup kosher salt and 4 cups of water.
Can you just throw chicken on the grill?
You can, but you have to be more careful with it. If your chicken hasn’t been soaked in a brine, you can still cook it on the grill, but it’s important to monitor the heat to prevent the chicken from drying out.
When is grilled chicken done?
The best way to tell if your grilled chicken is done is to use a meat thermometer. If the temperature registered 165 degrees, then the chicken is done.
What is the best way to cook chicken breasts to keep them moist?
You can cook it in a skillet on medium-high heat to get a nice sear that locks in the juices while the chicken cooks through. You can also sear the chicken on high heat first, then bake it at 350 until the internal temperature is 165 degrees. Finally, grilling on a hot grill will produce moist chicken. In all cases, let your chicken rest at least 10 minutes so the juices can redistribute throughout the meat.
How long will these grilled chicken sliders last in the fridge?
The meat will last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Store the cooked chicken pieces for up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat, place the chicken in a baking dish along with just enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until heated through. Then, toast your buns and construct your sandwiches.
Try This Grilled Chicken Sliders Recipe Today
These easy, delicious grilled chicken sliders are loaded with flavor, not work. With just a few minutes of pan frying or grilling, and a couple of minutes of toasting the buns, you’ll have delicious mini chicken sandwiches that everyone will love. Serve these at parties for for dinner, but just serve them. I guarantee they’ll be a huge hit!
More Delicious Slider Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Chili Dog Sliders – These sliders are a mess-free way to serve and eat chili dogs. These make a great appetizer or fun recipe for the kids.
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders – Soft Hawaiian slider buns loaded with shredded BBQ chicken, crispy onion strings, and a drizzle of BBQ sauce.
Crockpot Crack Chicken Sliders – A super simple and easy sliders recipe that is great for parties, potlucks, or get togethers. These are addictive!
And, here are some delicious Cheesy Beef Siders, from Great Grub, Delicious Treats, that you are sure to enjoy as well.
Grilled Chicken Sliders
- 3 chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise and cut into patty size pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon slap ya mama
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 12 slider buns
- 12 slices Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- Season chicken on both sides
- Melt butter in a large pan and cook chicken on both sides until done or place on the grill and grill until golden and internal temperature reaches 165°
- Spread mayonnaise on top and bottom buns
- Toast buns in a frying pan over medium heat until golden brown and toasted.
- Place chicken patties on bottom of buns, top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and top buns
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