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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cabbage Slaw

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Refrigeration Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
TYPE OF DISH: Main Course, Sandwiches
COOKING METHOD: No Chopping, Oven, Slow Cooker
The rich flavor of Dei Fratelli Tomato Puree creates a delicious BBQ Sauce for these Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders. Just add the sauce ingredients into your slow cooker with a shredded rotisserie chicken to create these delicious family-friendly sliders. Top each slider with our homemade Shredded Cabbage Slaw for a tasty addition to this picnic-ready recipe!
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For the Easy BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 (28 oz.) can Dei Fratelli Tomato Puree
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • ½ tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper

For the BBQ Chicken Sliders:

  • 1 Whole Rotisserie Chicken, or 2 lbs. chicken breasts or thighs
  • Cups White Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 12 Slider Buns

For the Shredded Cabbage Slaw:

  • 1 Cup Red Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Cup Green Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Cup Carrot, shredded
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp. Black Pepper


  • Combine all ingredients for the Easy BBQ Sauce in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Put chicken and Easy BBQ Sauce in your slow cooker, reserving 1 cup of BBQ sauce for later.
  • Pull rotisserie chicken apart into shredded chicken for sliders ensuring to remove bones.
  • If using a rotisserie chicken, cook on low for 2 hours in your slow cooker. If using chicken breasts or thighs, cook on high for 4 hours.
  • While the chicken is cooking, combine all the ingredients for the Cabbage Slaw in a large bowl. Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Place bottom halves of slider buns on a sheet tray and top with shredded BBQ chicken and shredded cheese.
  • Bake bottom halves of sliders for 10-15 minutes in the oven, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Take sliders out of the oven and top with Shredded Cabbage Slaw.
  • Place top buns on sliders, cut, and serve at your next family picnic!

Chef's Tip:

Try making this recipe with our Black Pepper & Hickory BBQ Sauce Recipe for new flavors and serve this recipe with our favorite side dish recipes!

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