Healthy buffalo chicken sliders that taste sinful instead of healthy. Crispy potato slices topped with mildly spicy shredded buffalo chicken with smooth and creamy ranch dressing and green onions to top them off. Epic is an understatement.
Oh hey you, I see you creeping looking for a recipe that's good for you but satisfies all those bad food cravings for game day.
Or who even needs a game day for these? Buffalo chicken is perfect for any day in my opinion. Whether it is board game day, ladies night out day, or freaking Tuesday. Anything that ends with "day" is perfect for comfort food.
And guess what? I have the recipe for you. I have the buffalo chicken slider recipe that you're friends and loved ones that don't want to eat healthy will still love.
You know why? Because first we have potatoes. Crispy potato slices cooked to perfection serve as your slider base.
Then we have super easy rotisserie shredded chicken tossed in a buffalo sauce flavored with a little garlic powder and some coconut oil instead of butter.
Then do you know what we put on top of the chicken? We obviously put on some creamy dreamy ranch dressing. But we needed some more crunch so we added green onions to make this buffalo chicken super fresh and super delicious.
What makes these sliders healthy?
These buffalo chicken sliders are Whole30 compliant, and basically anything Whole30 is healthy, that's just a fact of life.
They are also paleo, dairy free and full of good for you ingredients because we added potatoes instead of bread for the base.
The buffalo sauce is made with only a handful of ingredients including heart healthy, low inflammatory coconut oil.
But I pinky promise these sliders do not taste healthy. If you have a friend or husband, that refuses to eat healthy on game day, just put a plate of these out and watch them be devoured.
In fact, you better make a double batch. My husband and I were fighting over who got the last ones!
How to make
These sliders are super easy to make. We use rotisserie chicken to make this taste amazing and go quickly in the food prep. The longest/hardest part is slicing your potatoes because you do want them to be even sized thickness.
So first you roast your pototatoes covered in olive oil, salt and pepper. While the potatoes are roasting you shred your chicken and make the sauce!
Making the sauce is as simple as tossing hot sauce, garlic salt and coconut oil together in a sauce pan and heat till warm and combined. Toss that shredded chicken in the sauce and then it's time to make some sliders!
Layering the sliders goes quick, add the toppings and boom. You are ready to chow down!
Ingredients and Substitutions
To make these sliders you will need the following ingredients:
- rotisserie chicken
- russet potatoes
- franks hot sauce
- coconut oil
- garlic salt
- green onions
- ranch dressing
- olive oil (for baking)
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Rotisserie Chicken- you can use any chicken you want. Rotisserie is just too easy to pass up and tastes incredible. Use any part of the chicken you want, this dish is for you baby. Just be sure to shred and chop so that it is super small. You want to be able to put a pretty dollop on each slider.
Russet potatoes- don't' sub these friends. I do not allow it. If you do you could end up with a mushier not as sturdy base. Also your base won't really be very big if you use something like a golden potato. Russet gives you a nice strong texture and big size.
Hot sauce- you can't really sub this if you want buffalo flavored chicken. You can use less and it will be less spicy. Or if you can find a "buffalo sauce" you could sub that in. A bottled "buffalo sauce" isn't as clean as just good ol' Frank's Hot Sauce.
Coconut oil- you can use ghee or butter instead. If you are Whole30, stick with the coconut oil. I also recommend unrefined coconut oil, because it doesn't taste like coconut.
Ranch dressing- You can use any ranch dressing that you love or have on hand. If you are not Whole30 I suggest you make my Vegan Dump Ranch. If you don't feel like making dressing, this Tessemae's Creamy Ranch dressing is a great healthy one to buy. It is also Whole30.
Now you are all set to go make some buffalo chicken to slide on into your mouth!!Print