Zesty Italian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

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Zesty Italian Chicken Sliders are flavor packed! Pulled chicken sandwiches with Italian seasoning make this the best barbecue recipe ever!

italian bbq chicken sliders

It’s The Happy Hour here at The Slow Roasted Italian!  Happy Hump Day!  Every Wednesday we feature a  fabulous dish you may find at a happy hour, or serve as hors devours, appetizers or antipasti.  Here is a fantastic treat from The Happy Hour to get you through the mid-week blahs!!!

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Zesty Italian Chicken Sliders

These sliders are flavor packed!  Two is all that anyone in our house could eat. 

Enjoy!

italian pulled chicken sandwiches

With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Zesty Italian Chicken Sliders

Donna Elick
Zesty Italian Chicken Sliders are flavor packed! Pulled chicken sandwiches with Italian seasoning make the best barbecue meal ever!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Method Slow Cooker
Servings 6

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 24 ounce barbecue sauce, 2 12-ounce bottles, use your favorite
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 recipe Homemade Zesty Italian Salad Dressing, recipe to follow
  • slider rolls
  • dill pickle slices
  • Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Zesty Italian Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken in crock pot, pour over barbecue sauce, Italian dressing and brown sugar.
  • Mix together well. Cook 3-4 hours on high. Stirring occasionally. Once chicken is cooked, you can use 2 large forks to pull chicken apart.
  • Allow to cook another 1/2 hour -1 hour to let the chicken absorb the sauce and let the sauce thicken. Assemble sliders.

Zesty Italian Salad Dressing

  • Add 2 tablespoons of Italian Salad Dressing Mix to vinegar and oil, in a pint mason jar or resealable container. Chill and serve.

To assemble sliders

  • Slice open slider rolls (we used 2 per person). Put 2 heaping tablespoons of pulled chicken on each slider. Add a tablespoon of cheese, then top with a pickle slice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 605cal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1746mg | Sugar: 51g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Originally Published October 2011

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14 Comments

  1. my mouth is watering just so you know and I am now rethinking the salmon i was going to cook tonight and instead just do this recipe- just so you know you messed up my whole day because i have to go to the store now! LOL! Kidding but kinda not- i really do want to make this tonight

  2. Very cool assembling line! The buns look amazing. I think I could easily eat more then 2, or at least I will try to…hihihih

  3. Happy hour is my favorite. These sliders look great…I'm especially loving the Blue Moon in the background. 🙂 My favorite kind of beer.

  4. looks great! I'm going to make this for the the pot luck lunch I'm having next month. So it makes about 6 sliders total?

    Also, question about the ingredients, you mentioned, "1/2 Homemade Zesty Italian Salad Dressing". Is that half batch, or half something else? thanks!

    1. I am wondering the same thing. How many sliders will this make? Looks great~just not sure if I need to double the recipe….Trying to serve 8 guests. Thanks.

    2. Depending on your serving size, you should easily get 16 sliders (or 8 full size) out of 2 lbs of chicken.

  5. Great looking sliders and I love the single pickle sitting on top! Perfection! Great taste in beer my dear. 🙂

  6. Today I made the zesty Italian salad dressing in advance for next weekend, then I am making the whole recipee. I can guarantee you that I am dreaming the whole week about my lunch for next weekend. Hmmmm. The dressing is super. Different uses for it. It goes with tomato, cucumber, etc. etc.

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