Kids will LOVE these easy, fun Pull Apart BBQ Chicken Sliders.  Quick, delicious and a perfect mid-afternoon snack or lunch that kids can make for themselves.

Chicken BBQ Sliders

It’s so funny how things happen.  King’s Hawaiian saw our delicious recipe for Berrylicious French Toast Casserole where we used their round bread in the dish.  They were so thrilled that they sent us this fun care package that included these cute orange sunglasses, reusable shopping bags, a bag of their sweet rolls and other fun goodies. After seeing a recipe for Pull Apart Lobster Rolls from Martha Stewart, I was inspired to try another pull apart recipe.  I figured that bbq chicken may be a bit more kid-friendly than lobster but if you little chef loves lobster try the other recipe and let us know how it goes. 

Both of my little chefs wanted to make this fun recipe… So they threw on their sunglasses and was ready to work!

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Start by mixing shredded rotisserie chicken with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Chicken BBQ Sliders

Chicken BBQ Sliders

Next, spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and slowly split the top of the rolls.  Be careful not to separate the rolls.Chicken BBQ Sliders

Brush melted butter on each roll.  This was an easy task for my 2-year old Step Stool Chef-in-Training.  To her it was a familiar task based on her extensive painting experience at pre-school.  Using a pastry brush is a great way to get your littlest chefs involved in many recipes


Then, spoon the bbq chicken mixture in each split roll.BBQ Chicken Sliders

Finally, place the filled rolls in a toaster oven 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes.  We love toaster oven recipes for little chefs because they are easier to use than larger ovens. BBQ Chicken Sliders


Place the food in the toaster oven before heating to minimize your little chef’s exposure to heat

The sweetness of the rolls plus the savory barbecue sauce made the Pull Apart BBQ Chicken Sliders a big hit.  It tasted better than I imagined!  Now these little bites of heaven are in full rotation in our home.  

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Pull Apart BBQ Chicken Slider
Your little chefs will have just as much fun eating these little bites of heaven as they do making them.
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  1. 2 cups of shredded boneless rotisserie chicken
  2. 1/2 cup of barbeque sauce
  3. 12 pull apart dinner rolls such as King's Hawaiian
  4. 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  1. Mix together pulled chicken and barbecue sauce
  2. Make diagonal slit on top of each rolls then brush melted butter
  3. Fill the barbecue chicken mixture in each roll and place in toaster oven or regular oven at 350 degrees for approximately 5 minutes or until warm.
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  • Diana Johnson @ Eating Richly Even When You're Broke

    What a great idea, so simple! After 15 years in Hawaii, there is no other dinner roll, so love that you used King’s Hawaiian.

    • Sous Chef Mommy

      Ooooh! You lived in Hawaii for 15 years. How fun…. Aloha!

  • Courtney

    Oooh we love these rolls and this is such a fun and easy recipe. Can’t wait to try 🙂

    • Sous Chef Mommy

      Please let me know if you ever try it. So much fun!

  • Marci

    My kids love using the pastry brush too which they call painting. These look fantastic!

    • Sous Chef Mommy

      They were really easy and delicious…

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About the Chef!

Chef Julian has had a love for cooking since the age of 3. Now as the CEO and Head Kid Chef of The Step Stool Chef, he is focused on empowering kids to be leaders in the kitchen. Chef Julian has been featured on the covers of magazines, newspapers as well as made guest appearances on all major TV networks, conferences and food festivals and is known for his fun & easy approach to cooking.

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