If you’re scrolling for easy recipes with epic flavor, let’s dive right into my mouth-watering Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders recipe. Perfect for game day or any gathering, the tasty sliders start with the best King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls.

The juicy chicken, crispy bacon slices, and creamy ranch flavor layered inside will have your taste buds dancing. Trust me, with the added twist of spicy buffalo sauce on these grilled sandwiches, they’ll be your new favorite!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders come together easily with King's Hawaiian rolls.
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This recipe features my absolute fave slider buns from King’s Hawaiian. Honestly, I could eat their Hawaiian sweet rolls all day, every day, with nothing in them, and still be totally happy. 

What makes them taste so good? It’s the sweetness and that soft, pillowy texture that just melts in your mouth. Combine that with tender chicken, buffalo sauce, bacon and ranch dressing, and it’s game over. So freakin’ delicious!

Why You’ll Love Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders are my idea of perfection. The juicy chicken, grilled with all the right spices, gives you a tender and flavorful base. Add the irresistible crunch of crispy bacon bits and the richness of melted cheese, and you’ve got a winning crowd favorite for football season.

Not game day? No worries. These tasty sliders will also be a huge hit with the picky eaters in your house anytime. With simple ingredients and straightforward steps, you’ll have delicious mini sandwiches ready in no time.

A Chicken Bacon Ranch Slider always hits the spot.

Another reason to love sliders is their versatility. Customize the chicken filling to your liking—use buffalo sauce for a spicy twist or stick with classic ranch seasoning for a milder flavor. The creamy homemade ranch adds a tangy touch that perfectly complements the chicken and bacon. 

And let’s not forget how much you’ll love the King’s Hawaiian Rolls. They are the best rolls for sliders, providing a sweet and buttery base that holds all the deliciousness together. Don’t forget to hashtag #SliderSundays when you share your creations and check out all my Best Slider Recipes!

For another take on chicken sliders, check out my Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Sliders or Nashville Hot Chicken Slidersrecipe! I’ve also made some pretty fantastic Double Fried Chicken Wings that combine buffalo sauce and BBQ sauce if wings are more your vibe.

For more slider inspiration, you should also check out these recipes: Cowboy Butter Sliders, Chimichurri Steak Sliders, BBQ Beef Sliders and Pulled Beef Sliders with Steakhouse Baked Beans.

Bacon Ranch Chicken Sliders Ingredients

  • Chicken – You’ll need to pick up a pack of chicken thighs along with some kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, buffalo sauce and canola oil for the chicken.
  • Homemade Ranch – Gather up some sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh parsley, dill, garlic powder, black pepper, buttermilk and salt.
  • Sliders – To complete this recipe, you’ll need a pack of King’s Hawaiian Rolls, cooked bacon slices, mozzarella cheese, butter and ranch seasoning.

So there you have it—the easy list of must-haves to make our chicken bacon ranch sliders recipe totally perfect.

How to Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Let’s Prep

First, let’s start this easy appetizer with some homemade ranch dressing. Combine all the ranch ingredients in a small or large bowl and mix well. Once it’s all blended together, set it aside until you’re ready to use it.

Making the best homemade ranch dressing.

Now, let’s move on to the chicken. Start by slathering your chicken thighs with oil and then generously season them with salt, pepper and garlic powder – or your favorite chicken rub if you prefer. Pop the seasoned chicken in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, around 375 degrees F, setting it up for two-zone indirect cooking. While the grill is heating up, place a cold cast iron skillet on the grill and add your bacon slices. Let them cook until they’re nice and crispy. Once the bacon is done, pull it off the grill, let it cool and then chop it up.

Grilling Time

Grilling the chicken to perfection.

Next, it’s time to cook the chicken. Place the chicken thighs on the grill and cook them for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 170 degrees F. After you flip the chicken, baste it with buffalo sauce to add a little spicy kick, and continue basting as needed.

slicing up the grilled chicken with a sharp knife.

Once the chicken is done, take it off the grill and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing it into thin strips.

Assembly Time

Grab your pack of King’s Hawaiian Slider Rolls. Without separating them, slice the rolls in half horizontally with a sharp knife so that you have a top and bottom layer. Place the bottom half of the rolls in a foil bin or a cooking-safe baking dish. Start layering by adding a layer of cheese, followed by the sliced chicken, chopped bacon, a drizzle of that homemade ranch and then another layer of cheese. Top it all off with the top half of the rolls. Brush some melted butter over the tops of the rolls and sprinkle with ranch seasoning.

Assembly the sliders and finishing with melted butter on top.

For indirect cooking, get your grill to a steady medium-high heat, around 350-375 degrees F. Place your assembled sliders in the foil bin on the grill and cook until the top buns look golden brown and crispy, which should take about 10-12 minutes. Once they’re done, pull them off the grill and then let them cool for 2-3 minutes.

Slice up your sliders and then serve them with your homemade ranch for dipping. Cheers! 

What to Serve with Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

What’s the best way to enjoy these sliders? Serve ’em up with some crispy fries, a fresh green salad or some crunchy coleslaw. For a true game day feast, serve them alongside other finger foods like wings, nachos or jalapeno poppers.

More with Buffalo Sauce

How to Store Leftovers and Reheat Any Sliders

If you have any leftover sliders, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To reheat, wrap the sliders in aluminum foil and then warm them up in the oven or on a grill at 350 degrees F until heated through. 

After one bite of the buffalo chicken ranch slider, you'll be hooked.

FAQs for Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

How can I adjust the spice level of these sliders?

To adjust the spice level of these sliders, simply tweak the ingredients. For more spice, add a few dashes of hot sauce to the shredded chicken mixture, use spicy ranch dressing or mix in some finely chopped jalapeños or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Stick with classic ranch dressing and then avoid hot buffalo sauces. Whenever you have guests, it’s always important to customize so that everyone is happy.

Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs?

Yes, you can use chicken breasts if you prefer. They will still be juicy and flavorful. If you’re pressed for time, you can also create some tasty sandwiches with some leftover rotisserie chicken.

What kind of cheese can I swap with mozzarella?

Mozzarella is a great choice for its melting qualities, but you can also use cheddar, pepper jack cheese or provolone. It always comes down to your personal preference!

What other types of Sliders can I make with Kings Hawaiian?

Well, the options are endless! If you want to go the steak route, then my Steak Au Poivre Sliders and Smoked Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are for you! Guinness Pulled Beef Sliders and Smoked Pulled Ham Sandwiches are also great options for those that love shredded meat.

If you want to step out of the box, then give my Italian Sliders or Grilled Steak Elote Sliders a try! They’re sure to satisfy.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

This easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders recipe is leveled up by a spicy twist of buffalo sauce.
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

Chicken:

  • 8-10 Chicken Thighs
  • 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Buffalo Sauce as needed
  • Canola Oil as needed

Homemade Ranch:

  • 2.5 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1.5 tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Dill
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Buttermilk to desired consistency
  • Salt to taste

Sliders:

  • 1 pack King’s Hawaiian Rolls
  • 8-10 Cooked Bacon Slices
  • 8-12 Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ cup Melted Butter
  • Ranch Seasoning

Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients for your ranch to a bowl and mix. Set to the side until ready to use.
  • Slather your chicken thighs with oil and generously season with salt, pepper and garlic powder or your favorite chicken rub. Set in the fridge until ready to cook.
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (about 375F) for two zone indirect cooking.
  • Add a cold cast iron skillet to the heat and add your bacon slices to cook until nice and crispy. Once done, pull off to cool then chop up.
  • Next, add your chicken to the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side or until they are 170F.
  • After you flip the chicken, baste with the buffalo sauce and continue cooking. Baste as needed.
  • Once the chicken is done, pull off to let it rest for 5 minutes. Once rested, slice into thin strips.
  • Pull out your King's Hawaiian Slider Rolls. While keeping the slider rolls together, slice your slider rolls in half so there is a top side and bottom side.
  • Add the bottom side into a foil bin or cooking safe skillet. Add a layer of cheese, sliced chicken, chopped bacon, drizzle of ranch and finish with a layer of more sliced cheese plus the top part of the buns.
  • Brush some melted butter over the top roll and season with ranch seasoning.
  • Get your grill to a two zone medium high heat (around 350-375F) for indirect cooking.
  • Add your sliders in the foil bin on to the smoker to cook until they are golden brown & crispy (about 10-12 minutes). Once done, pull the sliders off and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slice up your sliders and serve with the homemade ranch for dipping. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 890kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 309mg | Sodium: 4.2mg | Potassium: 680mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1.108IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

5 from 2 votes

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