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I braved the grocery store last night. When I say there was nothing on the shelves, there was literally nothing on the shelves.

I know I can be a bit dramatic at times, but this is not an exaggeration. There was no bread, no eggs, and no milk.

Which brings me to my next (or first) question: why the rush for eggs? Are people who are snowed in going to bake multiple cakes and eat scrambled eggs for days? And most importantly, if you are without power, you can’t even utilize the eggs. Unless you want to go all Hilary-Swank-training-for- Million-Dollar-Baby on your eggs.

I would just buy the eggs because I have a food-hoarding and money-spending problem. Just sayin’.


There weren’t any chicken breasts left either, but there were chicken tenders. Works for me.

I knew if I didn’t come home with some form of meat, my other half may throw the tantrum of all tantrums.

I grilled the chicken tenders with some McCormick’s BBQ seasoning, which we love.


See that chicken up there? Still not enough for my husband. Someone needs to go to poultry rehab.


What else I did find on the shelves?

The last lonesome bag of whole wheat slider buns. The bag was the last bread product in the store, and I had an all out catfight with a granny who was tougher than Betty White.


That isn’t true at all, but I thought it would make a nice visual. If it was true, I would have gladly handed over my wheat slider buns, pretending that she was Mother Lovett.

Sadly, we know that would never have happened because Mother Lovett didn’t know what ‘whole wheat’ was, and liked to slather her white buns with 2 sticks of butter. It’s what kept her kickin’ all those years.


There is something fun about having sliders for dinner on a weeknight. It feels like you are having your own personal little party.


Not to mention that these are 100% healthy. They are chock-full of white meat chicken, low-fat cheese, whole wheat bread, with a touch of barbeque and ranch.



Super tasty, and especially pleasing to protein-obsessed, I-must-eat-as-much-as-I-can-in-one-sitting hubby’s.

It makes them feel like they are eating lots. Secretly, we know they aren’t.


BBQ Ranch Chicken Sliders

Makes 6

1/5 -2 lbs chicken, grilled and shredded

6 whole wheat slider buns

2 slices of low-fat monteray jack cheese, cut in four pieces

1/4 cup barbeque sauce

2 tablespoons low-fat ranch dressing

lettuce for garnish

Once chicken is shredded, mix with barbeque sauce until thoroughly combined. Toast slider buns.

On each slider bun, add roughly 1-1.5 ounces of shredded chicken. Top with a teaspoon on ranch dressing, and a piece of cheese. Add lettuce.

Serve with sweet potato fries.



What is that one item you can’t live without in a snow storm? I am going with cheese and bacon. I would find a way to make that bacon, even if I had to fry it over a fire.

Oh, and I took down an entire bag of Stacy’s cinnamon pita chips while we were snowed in without power, so I guess those are on the list, too. Hubby shovels, I scarf pita chips. We have an excellent balance of work in our home, don’t you think?

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74 Responses to “BBQ Ranch Shredded Chicken Sliders.”

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    Mae @ OhhMay — February 9, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

    We have fried bacon over a fire before!! Seriously, we had a huge power outage last year (3 days) and we cooked everything on the wood stove. It actually wasn’t a bad few days: we cooked bacon and toasted rolls for breakfast, had sandwiches for lunch (take a big fluffy bun, fill it with veggies, turkey, condiments, etc, then wrap in foil and put on the wood stove for 15 minutes. It’s amazing!!) and pasta for dinner. (we used snow water.)

    Plus, the food from the refrigerator stayed cold outside.

    Anyway! Your sandwiches look amazing, and I love how sinful they look for actually being quite healthy. The photos look like they came straight from Cooking Light.


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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — February 9, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    hahah so true! if you are without power you cant even utilize eggs!! I never thought of that! well also parishable things too, because the power doesnt work to keep the fridge cold!

    anyways, your chicken looks awesome, I am sure your hubby LOVED IT!


  3. #
    Light Delight with TouTou — February 9, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    Nothing on the shelf ?? good you can still drive to the grocery store!! haha, my car is still covered in 10 inches of snow and getting some more tonight! oh I just have had enough snow…..!!!

    That sandwich looks mouth watering :-D must be really flavorful from the way its is grilled :-D


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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing — February 9, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    OH yum girl!!! They look sooo good!!!

    And I never understood the eggs/milk thing when it snows.. um if your power goes out, they will go bad. Right?!
    If it was storming, I would want to have fruit. yeah, sounds lame but can’t live without it :)


  5. #
    Caitlin — February 10, 2010 @ 4:15 am

    Ooo those look delicious! I will have to make those for my hubby and I later this week!


  6. #
    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — February 10, 2010 @ 5:31 am

    You certainly are balanced! I love it!


  7. #
    carolinebee — February 10, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    Yikes are u in the midst of snowmageddon right now!?? Haha all these ridic names…I’m supposed to leave for TX today so I’m hoping my flight doesn’t get cancelled!! Don’t worry though, i’m well stocked- mac n cheese, chocolate and salami- all the food groups right!?


  8. #
    The Candid RD — February 10, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    mmm, divine! These look perfect. Nick would probably eat five. Seriously.

    I couldn’t live without peanut butter in a snow storm. In fact, when our electricity went on for a few days over a year ago, I was so happy to know I still had a full jar of PB waiting to be enjoyed :) Of course, cheese and bacon are also nice, but I never wanted to open the fridge because I was paranoid I’d lose everything to heat!

    Have a great day Jessica. Are you making anything special for V-day?!


  9. #
    Angela @ A Healthy Fit — February 10, 2010 @ 6:47 am

    I think my husband would love me forever if I made him those. Right now, I have promised him that I will try out a recipe for healthy chicken fingers that was in one of my magazines. He is crazy for chicken fingers.


  10. #
    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — February 10, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    These high protein chicken sliders are a nice diversion from the mini hamburger sliders. You did really well in that empty grocery store!


  11. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — February 13, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

    Wow… love these! I’ve been making my own whole wheat slider rolls lately, so I’ll have to give these a try instead of my usual burgers made with ground beef or chicken!


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    PippaPatchwork — February 16, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    I don’t know what I would do if I were snowed in without sweet potatoes! I don’t know why I haven’t turned orange yet from all the sps that I consume.


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    Thanks to Teri from AFoodieStaysFit, I’ve been introduced to your blog & LOVE IT!!! You’ve got some amazing looking recipes that I can’t wait to try out- that peanut butter granola & the BBQ chicken sliders in particular.

    Can’t wait to read more!


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    about to make these for dinner tonight! my family is super picky and not that healthy so this will be a welcome change for us health nuts. ( : thanks a bundle for the recipe!


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