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Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Chicken Sliders are perfect for when you’re in the mood for a barbecue sandwich but you’re not in the mood to go out or go to a lot of trouble.


6 sliders

Total time

45 minutes






  • 1 small red onion
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 average split chicken breasts
  • 0.5 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 6 slider buns
  • coleslaw


  1. Fill a large saucepan with water about 3/4 full.
  2. Finely mince about a heaping 1 tablespoon of the onion; set aside.
  3. Place remaining onion, garlic, bay leaves, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire, salt and black pepper along with chicken into water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Combine the remaining Worcestershire, ketchup, mustard, molasses, maple syrup, vinegar, chili powder and cayenne in a small bowl.
  5. Heat canola oil over medium-high heat in a small skillet. Cook the minced onion 2-3 minutes or until begins to soften. Stir in sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cook 3-4 minutes to thicken slightly and for flavors to blend. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  6. Transfer cooked chicken to a bowl and shred meat with two forks, discarding bones and skin. Toss chicken with sauce. Serve immediately over slider buns with your favorite coleslaw.
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