There’s a chill in the air, the big game is on, and your besties are coming by… what are you going to make?! This Saucy Chicken Sliders & Slaw combo is just the winning ticket! Warm up with the spicy, tangy team of flavors that tackle this tender chicken, intercepted with crunchy slaw, that’s then sacked with a soft-sided bun, and you will be serving up a winner! Huddle up to the Saucy Chicken Sliders & Slaw and make each game time a good excuse to invite the whole crew over!

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For the sliders:

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 pounds chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 slider buns or dinner rolls, split

For the sesame slaw:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced


Step 1 –Place the onion and the chicken in a 4-quart slow-cooker.

Step 2 –In a small bowl, mix the ketchup, the teriyaki sauce, the sherry, the ginger, and the salt together.

Step 3 –Pour the sauce over the chicken.

Step 4 –Cover and cook the mixture on low heat until a thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165 degrees F, about 6-7 hours.

Step 5 –Transfer the chicken from the slow cooker and allow it to cool slightly.

Step 6 –Skim the fat from the cooking juices.

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Step 7 –Shred the chicken with two forks and return it to the slow cooker.

Step 8 –In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, the vinegar, the sesame oil, and the Sriracha chili sauce together until they are blended.

Step 9 –Stir the coleslaw mix, the cherries, and the cilantro into the mayo mixture.

Step 10 –Use a slotted spoon to place 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture onto each of the bun bottoms.

Step 11 –Add 2 tablespoons of the slaw to each of the sandwiches.

Step 12 –Place the roll tops on the slaw and serve.