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Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Sliders

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Sliders || Aggie's Kitchen

(This post is sponsored by Naturally Fresh.)

So apparently Super Bowl is just over a week away. And according to my FB feed there may be some drama regarding one of the teams who’s playing in the game? Can someone fill me in? I guess I could always ask 1 of the two devoted sports watchers in the family, my husband and my oldest son. I enjoy sports, I love the Gators and the Magic and will cheer loud and proud for both my teams, but I just can’t keep up with all of it 24/7 like the sport fanatics out there (and in my family).

And that’s totally ok!

I’ll be ready for Super Bowl Sunday, because for me, any big sporting event like the Super Bowl means food, drinks and more food. Right? In case you are wondering, I’m usually in charge of the food and drink category in our house.

How do you typically spend Super Bowl? In the past we’ve had a few people over here and there, but with our kids having to go to school bright and early the next morning, for us it is a bit more low key now. We still watch, and we eat, but the party winds down close to 9pm for the younger set in our house. I may or may not make it much longer after that.

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Sliders || Aggie's Kitchen

When I think food for game day, I think easy, portable, and of course delicious. I love munchie food and can snack all night, but I also like to serve something a little more substantial too, my husband makes sure of that. These Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Sliders are a perfect addition to any game day menu because they can easily be made ahead of time and aren’t overly filling but work great with whatever else you may be serving. Honestly, these aren’t just for game day but are great for any get together or even and easy make-ahead lunch or dinner.

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Sliders || Aggie's Kitchen

I know mayo is traditionally used in chicken salad but I decided to change things up and use Naturally Fresh Lite Ranch mixed with barbecue sauce. I don’t know about you but ranch and barbecue scream togetherness so it was really the perfect match. To kick it up the flavor a notch I added in a couple of heavy dashes of chipotle hot sauce, but I’ll leave that up to you. If you don’t mind a little heat, I highly recommend it.

Serve these sliders with celery and carrot sticks paired up with one of Naturally Fresh’s other many dressings. Or make up a batch of chicken salad on it’s own and change up your lunches during the week!

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Sliders || Aggie's Kitchen

Print Recipe

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (about 1 - 1.25 lbs chicken or 2 large chicken breasts)
  • 3/4 cup Naturally Fresh Lite Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 4 oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • a few heavy dashes chipotle hot sauce (optional, but highly recommended!)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine Naturally Fresh Lite Ranch Dressing with your favorite barbecue sauce. Add sauce to shredded chicken into a large mixing bowl along with green onions, celery, cheddar cheese and chipotle hot sauce.
  2. Mix until sauce and ingredients are completely combined. Refrigerate for one hour. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary.
  3. Serve on whole wheat potato slider rolls (or your favorite slider roll).

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10 Responses to “Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Sliders”

  1. kim r kopp {the best is yet to come} posted January 23, 2015 at 7:45 am

    As an avid Colts fan… yes there are some issues with this year’s Superbowl. 🙂 Love this recipe…. quick and easy! Great for a quick weeknight dinner or to feed a crowd. I’m going to look for that dressing. You got me hooked on Bolthouse Farms… Now I need this new one! 🙂

  2. Erica posted January 23, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Ideal football food right there :). So here is the deal with the drama…”deflate-gate” Even if they took away all of the Pats points from the first half of the Colts fan…once the footballs were fixed…the Pats still would have own. They scored more points in the second half than the colts scored all game 🙂

  3. Jennie @themessybakerblog posted January 23, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Wow, these look amazing. Yeah, I have no idea what’s going on as far as the Super Bowl is concerned. I just know that I’ll be doing the cooking. Pinning this recipe!

  4. Susan posted January 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

    There’s a game? I have no clue, I just want to eat and these look great. Actually I wouldn’t mind it just for a meal during the week!

  5. Mal posted January 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

    These are perfect snacks for the game (or anytime), I know they’d be a big hit in my house!

  6. TidyMom posted January 23, 2015 at 9:25 am

    i’m just at the game for the food and commercials! 😉 and these sandwiches sound fabulous Aggie – I’ve been looking for a new sandwich to make this year and I think I just found it!! – pinning!

  7. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted January 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

    What a great sammy! Love the bbq ranch flavors!

  8. Gaby posted January 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    These are just straight up delicious!

  9. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective posted January 24, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Mmmm, these chicken ranch sliders look amazing! Great recipe for the Super Bowl!

  10. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted January 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    These look perfect! Slightly indulgent but totally not over the top. I love the BBQ/Ranch combo and I using roti chicken would make it so quick to put together. I am not a big football fan either but it’s always fun to watch the Super Bowl. This year’s controversy has made for so many easy jokes…gotta admit I’ve been laughing along. I think I’ve been around too many guys for too long 🙂

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