Grilled BBQ Chicken Sliders

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I’ll be honest, it’s been awfully rainy the last few weeks.  I’ve been ready for some fun in the sun but it’s been raining on and off for the last two weeks.  I have mixed feelings about that as I love the rain because it helps my gardens grow and means I don’t have to water but I dislike it because I can’t go outside to walk, lounge, or grill out.

Bite into a BBQ Chicken Slider topped with Bacon and Cole Slaw!

Speaking of grilling, one of my favorite parts of summer is grilling out.   My husband typically does the grilling while I do all the prep work and it just makes dinner easier for me.  Plus it doesn’t heat up the kitchen which is an added bonus.

Fire up the grill and make BBQ Chicken for these BBQ Chicken Sliders with Slaw and Bacon

We often have buffalo chicken sandwiches throughout the year because they are easy to make and are one of our favorites but we rarely have BBQ Chicken Sandwiches.  I’m not really sure why as I love BBQ chicken but I don’t ever really think about it.

So last week when I looked in the kitchen and realized I had chicken thawed and slider buns in the cupboard I decided to make grilled BBQ Chicken Sliders.  I also had a package of bacon that was begging to be used so I decided to cook it in the microwave while my husband put the chicken out on the grill.

Nothing says summer like these BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cole Slaw and Bacon!

I didn’t have to do very much to the chicken before cooking it.  I simply rubbed it with a dry barbecue seasoning and threw it on the grill.  I used Swine Dining Erie’s Wimpy’s BBQ Rub.   Swine Dining is a small business located in Erie, PA.   Since I’m a Pennsylvania girl myself I definitely wanted to through my support their way!   Plus, the rubs are handmade in small batches to insure quality.

Anyhow, I put the chicken on the grill and then left it to my husband.  As it was cooking my husband basted it with BBQ sauce as it was cooking.   The resulting chicken was really flavorful and super juicy inside.

Grab a plate and bite into these BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cole Slaw and Bacon

He took the chicken off the grill and I set out extra BBQ sauce, crispy bacon, and creamy cole slaw.   The cole slaw was already in the refrigerator and while I don’t like cole slaw as a side dish I love it on grilled sandwiches.  It’s cool, it’s crunchy, and it adds a lot of flavor to the sandwiches.

These chicken sandwiches have a ton of flavor and plenty of texture as well.  We ended up cutting the chicken breasts in half to fit them on the slider buns.  This is the perfect sandwich for a BBQ or a picnic because they are easy to make and people can top the sliders themselves.

Bite into a BBQ Chicken Slider topped with Bacon and Cole Slaw!

Grilled BBQ Chicken Sliders

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Sliders are a great way to feed the whole family and these BBQ Chicken Sliders are topped with bacon and cole slaw for a summertime feel.


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts (about 4 oz. each)
  • 2 Tablespoons dry barbecue seasoning rub
  • 1/4 c. BBQ sauce
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and cut in half
  • 8 slider buns
  • 1 c. prepared cole slaw


  1. Heat a grill to medium high heat.
  2. Rub the chicken breasts with the barbecue seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minutes. Flip over, brush with BBQ sauce and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Flip chicken one more time, brush with BBQ sauce, and cook until internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  4. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and slice each chicken breast in half.
  5. Place one chicken breast half on a slider bun and top with 2 bacon halves. Spoon on several tablespoons of cole slaw and additional BBQ sauce if desired.
  6. Repeat for remaining sliders.


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Love this tasty BBQ Chicken Slider with slaw and bacon!

I received the Wimpy’s BBQ Rub from Swine Dining but all opinions and photos are 100% my own!


    1. I;m not either! I actually don’t eat cole slaw by itself because I don’t like it but it’s really good as part of the sandwich

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