Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

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The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

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These buffalo chicken sliders are a spin on classic buffalo wings! My husband and I love the taste of buffalo wing sauce, so I’ve been finding ways to put the flavor of buffalo wings into even more recipes.

So far I’ve made these buffalo chicken sliders, buffalo chicken tacos, buffalo chicken pasta, and buffalo chicken dip. Did I mention we like buffalo wing sauce?!

These buffalo chicken sliders are perfect for game day, tailgating, and even a quick weeknight dinner.

Homemade blue cheese dressing cuts some of the heat, so everyone can enjoy them. My kids devoured these for lunch…then again for dinner!

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

You can make the chicken for these buffalo chicken sliders in your slow cooker, oven, in a skillet, and even in the microwave. There are so many options depending on your preference! My favorite is the slow cooker, which is listed below. The other cooking methods are listed in my Tips section.

STEP 1: In a large slow cooker, add the chicken breast, salt and pepper, and sliced red onion. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

STEP 2: When the chicken is finished, remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred it.

Pro Tip: I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the paddle attachment on low to make shredding meats a breeze.

STEP 3: Return the meat to the slow cooker and add in your buffalo wing sauce. Mix well until it’s combined. Heat up for another 15 minutes using the saute feature.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

How to Make Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

STEP 1: While your chicken is cooking, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and pepper, and blue cheese together. This is the delicious, easy blue cheese dressing recipe.

STEP 2: Slice celery into small strips.

STEP 3: SERVE. Once the chicken is cooked, serve on hawaiian rolls with celery and dip. I like to put the celery slices and blue cheese dressing on my sandwich. It is so good! You can also use store bought blue cheese salad dressing if you don’t want to make your own.

Tips for making Buffalo Chicken Sliders

The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

I like to cook my chicken in the slow cooker, but you can also cook it in the oven, skillet, or microwave.

  • Oven: Place sliced red onion in the bottom of a large baking dish. Lay the chicken breasts over the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 35 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Skillet: Melt butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and cook until clear. Add chicken slices and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  • Microwave: Place sliced red onions in the bottom of a large microwave-safe baking dish. Lay the chicken breasts over the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and microwave for 8 minutes. Turn the chicken breasts over and cook for another 2 minutes.

The best bread to serve these sliders with is hawaiian rolls. The sweetness of the bread compliments the spicy wing sauce and turns these into yummy buffalo chicken sliders.

Our favorite wing sauce for these buffalo chicken sliders is Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce. It’s milder than Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and is perfectly seasoned. You can probably find other brands of buffalo sauces that would work well too.

If you have a KitchenAid mixer with a paddle attachment, use it for shredding the meat. It makes it so easy and fast! A hand mixer would also work.

Use boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts for extra juicy chicken.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

What to serve with your Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Wondering what to serve with these easy buffalo chicken sandwiches? I have some tasty options for you!

Baked French Fries with Blue Cheese Sauce

French fries are usually my go-to side when eating a sandwich. And for the blue cheese lover, you can’t go wrong with these baked french fries to go with your buffalo chicken sandwich.

Sweet Potato Fries

I love sweet potato fries. If you don’t want to overdo the blue cheese in your meal, these crispy fries are a bit lighter and still so yummy!

BBQ Potato Chips

More of a chip person? These BBQ potato chips are the perfect side to your buffalo sliders for game day, bbq, or even a weekday lunch!

Cucumber Tomato Salad

This salad is not only delicious, but it is the perfect palate cooler if things get a little spicy! You could also try this Cucumber Dill Salad, it’s easy and refreshing too with this spicy meal.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

Can Buffalo Chicken be made on the grill?

If you love to use your grill, you can cook your chicken on the grill by seasoning it with salt and pepper and then coating it with a little olive oil.

Cook on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. When the chicken is done, shred it with forks or in your KitchenAid mixer.

What you’ll need to make Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • Boneless Chicken breasts
  • Red onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • Buffalo wing sauce
  • Celery
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Hawaiian sweet rolls

Tools

  • Slow cooker
  • Kitchen Aid – great for shredding the chicken!
  • Small bowl
  • Chef’s knife

Everyone has their own opinion on whether blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing goes best with buffalo wing sauce.

I am personally Team Blue Cheese, especially with the homemade dressing for these sliders.

Tell me, are you Team Blue Cheese or Team Ranch when it comes to your buffalo wing sauce?

The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

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Yield: Serves 6-8

Buffalo Chicken with Homemade Blue Cheese

Buffalo Chicken with Homemade Blue Cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken breasts
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • salt/pepper
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce

For the dressing:

  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Hawaiian sweet rolls

Instructions

  1. In a large slow cooker, add the chicken breast, salt and pepper, and sliced red onion. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  2. When the chicken is finished, remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred it.
  3. Return the meat to the slow cooker and add in your buffalo wing sauce. Mix well until it’s combined. Heat up for another 15 minutes using the saute feature.
  4. Meanwhile, mix mayo, sour cream, pepper, salt and blue cheese. Slice celery into small strips.
  5. Serve with rolls and celery and dressing. I put the celery and blue cheese on my sandwich.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 114mg Sodium: 700mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 37g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
The Best Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. Tender buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker and served on a Hawaiian Roll.

Recipe originally published May 25, 2011. Photos updated April 2019.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders with homemade blue cheese and celery sticks

Easy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with homemade Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner idea. Made in the slow cooker and easy to prepare.

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15 comments on “Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing”

  1. LOL. Loved reading about your dilemma. 🙂 I think BOTH the buffalo chicken and the homemade blue cheese look and sound delicious.

  2. Yum! New to your blog, I found you over at Tasty Kitchen. I’m your newest follower.
    mickey

  3. Aimee…you cracked me up with this post! Tell your farmer over your shoulder I LOVE BEEF! 😉

    Thanks for always linking up!

  4. Hi Aimee,
    Your are leaving me with a little laugh from your post. The little sliders look great and that dressing looks delicious. Great combination and flavor. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  5. Amy

    Your buffalo chicken looks amazing. Yes, what a perfect combination to pair it with blue cheese! Love your recipe.

    BTW, I’m hosting a little Giveaway on my blog. Please stop by to enter when you have a chance. Here’s the link: http://utry.it/2011/05/hong-kong-macau-and-australia-trippart.html

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Amy
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  6. These sound wonderful! I am a huge fan of buffalo anything, so I know I would love them!!

  7. this looks so good! i love blue cheese and buffalo ANYTHING. new follower and recipe stealer 🙂

    http://www.semihomemadesuzie.com

  8. Wow, this is easy! Sounds superb. Really, anything buffalo style and I’m there!

  9. Suzie- not stealing since I shared the recipe 🙂 Feel free to make and let me know what you think. Hard to go wrong on these!

    Christina- ditto for me! I love buffalo!

  10. Congratulations Aimee,
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, enjoy!
    Miz Helen

  11. i love this combination…and they are so adorable too! great recipe for the blue cheese dressing, btw. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

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  14. Janice

    There is no option…blue cheese or ranch!! Oh my goodness…
    Chicken wings in any form MUST be served with blue cheese.
    Coming from an almost Buffalonian….
    Buffalo, NY home of the chicken wing !!  🍗🍗

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