Italian Pulled-Chicken Sliders


Italian Pulled Chicken Sliders / Bev Cooks

I’m not YOUGUYSing the chicken just yet. Oh, I will here in a second, you better believe it, but first:

YOU GUYS. Oh my gosh, you guys. Can I just take a second to freak-out THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your words/emails/comments/texts/tweets on Friday? I want you to know I read every single comment, more than once, and my soul seriously exploded ALL day long. And weekend really. And now! Gah, thankyouthankyou. I hope you don’t think I was giving you the big internet wooden stick slap on the wrist. That wasn’t my intention. I was just starting to feel like I was talking to my toe jam. So THANK you for listening and setting me straight. See, this is why I need you in my life.

Also, a tiny microscopic piece of fuzz just gently floated next to my laptop, and I thought it was a brown recluse, and naturally just freaked my ish and woke up everyone on my street and city and country. I am one jumpy sunbia.

Italian Pulled Chicken Sliders / Bev Cooks

So, this chicken. YOU GUYS.

If you follow me on Snapchat (I promise I will stop saying that one day), you may remember that Paula Deen’s third cousin, twice removed Bevily Sue came over and made these here pulled-chicken sliders. She kind of annoyed me with that thiiiiiyick southerrrrn drawl, but what can ya do?

But! I have to say, this recipe is embarrassingly simple, but tastes kick-you-in-the-face RIDIC.

Italian Pulled Chicken Sliders / Bev Cooks

You start with your slow cooker. Also known as already winning. It’s just chicken (breast AND thighs, boiiii), chopped onion, minced garlic, a lot of Italian seasoning (remember what Paula Deen’s third cousin, twice removed teased that it was? I swear, that lady. she loco.), and some canned diced tomatoes. That’s IT. You just let it marry and have babies and get divorced and remarried. You’ll add parsley at the end. Do some shredding. Both to the chicken, and your kitchen floor, WAT.

Italian Pulled Chicken Sliders / Bev Cooks

And this is where it gets all whoa. You’ll toast some ciabatta rolls, half with pizza sauce, the other half with slabs of provolone cheese, until the cheese and your face simultaneously melt from ungovernable sobbing.

Italian Pulled Chicken Sliders / Bev Cooks

You’ll then pull yourself together long enough to pile mammoth mounds of Italian pulled-chicken onto your toasted pizza rolls.

And then you’ll sob some more, but that’s obvious.

MAKE THESE. They’re all-face friendly, and beyond ideal for weeknights when you need dinner to make itself. (quick poll!::: do you say make dinner? or fix dinner? I swear I won’t make fun of you! …that much.)

Italian Pulled Chicken Sliders / Bev Cooks

(don’t laugh at my burnt cheese. It’s Paula Deen’s third cousin, twice removed’s fault.)

Italian Pulled-Chicken Sliders:

What it took for four:

* 1 pound chicken breast
* 1 pound chicken thighs
* 1/2 large white onion, chopped
* 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
* 1 Tbs. Italian seasoning
* 1 good handful chopped parsley
* large pinch of salt and pepper
* 4-8 ciabatta slider rolls, split
* pizza sauce, for spreading
* 4-8 sliced provolone cheese

In a slow cooker, place the chicken, onion, garlic, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6-8. Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks. Place shredded chicken back in the slow cooker until you’re ready to eat. Add the chopped parsley and stir to combine.

Spoon a little pizza sauce on the bottom halves of the ciabatta rolls. Place the provolone on the top half. *important! maybe like, tear the provolone cheese into pieces instead of a giant slab of cheese, avoiding ambitious melting and sticking to your pan, instead of your mouth.

Slide into a 350 degree oven and bake until the cheese melts, about 8 minutes. *important! you can also broil this step rather than bake, but do NOT go anywhere. DO.NOT.

Pile on a ton of shredded chicken onto the slider bottom, top with the cheesy half and hoooooooly.

Italian Pulled Chicken Sliders / Bev Cooks

^^^the promised land, y’all.^^^


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28 Responses to Italian Pulled-Chicken Sliders

  1. Laura @ Raise Your Garden October 20, 2015 at 7:07 am #
    There is absolutely nothing not to love about this recipe. Right down to the Ciabatta rolls. How many of these sliders can I eat again? Is it fair to feed my kids PB and Jelly so I eat all these myself. Just kidding! My girls are going to pound these down. Who needs the Olive Garden (and my kids hate the OG anyhow.)
  2. Lindsay October 20, 2015 at 7:18 am #
    I love everything about these! And any recipe that uses the slow cooker is a win in my book.
  3. Steph October 20, 2015 at 9:25 am #
    I've been looking for some slow cooker recipes! Also, I make dinner. I would only fix it if I messed it up, but then I'd probably just go out to eat. Wut
  4. Karen October 20, 2015 at 10:41 am #
    These look so good!....and easy too! Who'd a thought pulled chicken sliders!!! For the chicken, are we talking the boneless and skinless variety?
  5. Tanvee October 20, 2015 at 10:45 am #
    OK, story time. When you were saying "chaaaaiieeesss" (cheese) on your Snapchat, I thought you were saying "chives" and I was having a minor mental breakdown and thinking "BUT WHERE ARE THE CHIVES WHERE ARE THEY THIS IS JUST A GIANT BLOCK OF CHEESE-ohhhhhhhh" Fin.
    • Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb October 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm #
      Hahaha I busted out laughing at this, Tanvee! Because I was doing the same I missed the next several seconds of content because I was like UUUGH WHAAAATTT I DONT GET IT...WHY DO I NOT SEEEEE?! and then I felt stupid. #snapchatnewbie
  6. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob October 20, 2015 at 10:49 am #
    You know, I need to wipe the cobwebs off of my slow cooker and get on this. My husband would LOVE this recipe! You had him at pizza sauce. (even though he didn't read this, you had him)
  7. Aroa October 20, 2015 at 10:50 am #
    Waw, gorgeous! I have to try it at home, maybe this weekend. When I do it I tell you.
  8. tracy October 20, 2015 at 11:25 am #
    Make dinner and these are so being made in a very near future!
  9. Caitlin October 20, 2015 at 11:35 am #
    Make fun of you for the burnt cheese? Um, I would be peeling that off the baking sheet and eating it straight!!
  10. lisatberry October 20, 2015 at 11:45 am #
    The burnt cheese is my favorite part always I would be pulling at that parchment paper until I got it all and then I would scarf down that slider..I love the sauce on the bun...I'm a saucy gal...I say make dinner.
  11. Cindy P. October 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm #
    SUNBIA!!! My new favorite word...I will be obnoxiously and obtusely overusing it for a while! Thank you, Bev....nobody writes like you do...
  12. Emma October 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm #
    Yesss saw this on Snapchat and was anxiously awaiting the recipe. Will be making this week for sure!
  13. Christi October 20, 2015 at 3:43 pm #
    The snapchat on this was HILARIOUS. I'm already planning this for that office party in 18 months :). They look delish!
  14. Heidi October 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm #
    Make Dinner :-). Love your Blogs...keep it goin' sister!
  15. Kelly Jo October 20, 2015 at 5:14 pm #
    Slow cooker, cheese, and ciabatta. Recipe perfection!
  16. courtney October 21, 2015 at 11:27 am #
    You crack me up. :)
  17. Sarah October 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm #
    I've been waiting for you to post this after I saw the snappies. Can't wait to try!
  18. Tanah October 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm #
    I will be making this this weekend! Also burnt cheese is the best part!
  19. Denise October 22, 2015 at 7:32 am #
    The ITALIAN PULLED-CHICKEN SLIDERS look amazing! That little slices of bread just got my attention. Love all types of mini sandwiches and baked bread! Thank you for the idea!
  20. Jenn October 23, 2015 at 9:04 am #
    Making ASAP. The hubby will love!
  21. Caitlin October 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm #
    Oh, I am definitely making these tomorrow! Also, loved the snapchat journey by that southern lady! I didn't comment on your last post - but I wanted to let you know I love your blog, writing style and generally want to be your BFF. You have to do what give you all the feels, but I think you are fantastic at this. WORD. (^ can I say WORD. to something that I said? I'll check with the cool kids & get back to you...)
  22. Nicole Allan October 26, 2015 at 4:12 am #
    Just brilliant :) I really like the idea and it`s looks amazingly tasty. Can I put cheddar or blue cheese instead of provolone cheese?
    • Bev Weidner October 26, 2015 at 6:39 am #
      Oh absolutely! Throw any cheese you want on it. :)


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