BBQ Ranch Shredded Chicken Sliders.
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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
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?
74 Comments on “BBQ Ranch Shredded Chicken Sliders.”
haha, you crack me up girl! Those look amazing! I’m sorry you were snowed in without power! That is so crazy. I think that I definitely would have taken down that bag of pita chips as well though!
I can’t believe you are STILL snowed in! Yuck!
OH we aren’t anymore!! We did get power back – there is just about 24 inches out there and 12 more coming today! I am at work and praying we don’t lose power again!
Jess, you are the cutest! You need to know that :) :)
Holy crap! I just heard on the news today PA is supposed to get even more snow today. So sorry dear :(
And LOL at your egg statements. Eggs must be serious business there.
Awesome recipe! So sorry about the weather!! Are you still with your parents?
Your sliders look awesome! Hopefully the BBQ chicken is making you feel like summertime is coming! You guys need that right about now :)
hahahah. This post is hilarious. Glad you made it out with enough to get dinner together (and a fabulous one at that). My husband would be ALL about these. I will put them on the to make list!
any suggestions on how to easily shred chicken?
this look delish!
I cook it many different ways – grill, boil, bake, broil – but then I always wait until it cools then shred the heck out of it with my hands!
omg…these look so good! I have leftover buns I need to use up but no bbq sauce. And I don’t want to venture out in this snow! I am definitely going to make these soon!
i know it’s going to sound horrible, but i’d say mac n cheese or Ramen noodles is likely what i would live off of in a snow storm. hey, there’s plenty of time to workout inside, right? :)
Those look amazingly delicious. And haha I also think it’s weird that people went for the eggs! :-P
*sigh* I hope to some day achieve the same balance in my marriage. Bonus if you were eating the Stacy’s while watching him shovel.
once my boyfriend gets home, I’m showing him these burgers. I *have* to make them!! Looks awesome :)
Oooh I love me some bbq sauce! My true Texas roots come out whenever I think/see/taste/smell bbq sauce. It is my favorite go to for chicken, shrimp, veggies, salad…everything!
I love to make my own as well: ketchup, worchestire sauce, a little brown sugar or maple syrup..heat in a pan and mix all together. You can add garlic, salt n pepp or anything that strikes your fancy. Now I’m hungry…
You are so cute! It is weird what people buy up at stores when there is a snow storm coming. Food looks great! ;)
Just found your blog! Sorry you’re getting snowed in… I remember those days well from when I lived in the Midwest! Whenever I got snowed in (or rained-in, now that I’m in California) ;) I got the urge to bake something! It kept me busy and warm!!
Hope it warms up for you!
I heard about the grocery rush via NPR yesterday. It made me laugh a little… and think of Y2K.
These look delicious! I will be making them soon.
Its the same things here in DC. We’re suppose to get even more snow and there are no eggs, milk, or meat… NOTHING. I think people just go crazy and buy whatever they can get their hands on :)
I’ll definitely have to try these. Not enough healthy recipes out there.
that is just plain food porn right there. i thank you for that, and it’s totally healthy to boot!
also, i lovelovelove stacy’s pita chips — hence why i cannot be trusted around them! who can eat only 7 chips in one sitting?! helloooo?
o.m.g these look so delish! I could eat about 6 of these right now for lunch :)
Oh my God. My three favorite things in the world: BBQ, Sliders and chicken. I must make these. Immediately.
those look super tasty! Very colorful and bright.
When we’re snowed in I always try to make something comforting like taco soup or lasagna. Totally hits the spot.
Hm, my necessary snowed in item would be ice cream. Of which we currently have none… guess I need to run to the store before snow #2 hits!
And I just can’t tell you enough how much I love your site! Every post looks like something from a restaurant. Want to come be my personal chef? :)
My boyfriend would die and go to heaven if I made these sammie’s. Thank you for the receipe!
Odd thing out chicken breasts in our grocery store too. For about a month time frame at the beginning of the year, none of our local grocery stores were carrying chicken breasts. So strange.
And I also don’t blame you for downing a bag of the Stacy’s cinnamon pita chips. Those are mad good!
These look great! What is it about shredded chicken that is just so good? We eat it all the time in our house, love it! I use the “2 fork method” to do the shredding, works like a charm :)
hahaha glad u liked my story :)
LOVE this recipe-bbq chicken is my FAV! add a lil hot sauce and im good to go!
Oh girl… this looks ridiculously good. Wow. Hope you get groceries back soon. I would be FREAKING out without eggs. Just cause. :)
Looks great to me! And seems like a perfect meal when you are snowed in! Way to be resourceful and creative!!
I hope you are staying warm. Glad you found good food to eat:)
These look tastilicious! And so cute too.
How do you stay so slim – you must workout like the Hulk or something. I need you here to be my personal trainer AND chef.
dang, I really wish I had those right now.
This looks like yet another husband friendly recipe! I’ll let you know if I end up making them for him. I really think he would love them.
I can go for one of them right now. Is it lunch yet?
shovel your way to my house now, i need these :)
You’re hilarious! But how are you blogging without power??
Haha, I love how your husband has such a large appetite! Mine doesn’t, which leaves more food for me — both good and bad :P
Sliders really do make a party. I’ll have to look for some buns ’cause those look YUM.
MMmmmmmm, the combo of BBQ + ranch sounds so good!!
you can come shoppin at my apartment. I shopped for a snow storm and there was a slight dusting. So now all the food is just staring at me… waiting to be eaten.
your sliders look so damn good… and im hungry- its not a good time for me to be looking at yummy sliders.
I love these sliders and that you made them with chicken! In a snow storm I can’t live without coffee and things to bake with.
Oh gosh.. two of my favorite things! Chicken and bbq saucE!!
We went to the grocery last night for things that we actually needed and the shelves were empty. We really needed eggs and they were gone! My DH got caught up in the frenzy and insisted on buying milk (which we didn’t need)!
i love meals like this, so tasty yet can be made so much more healthy than restaurant fare!
oh boy do they look YUMMY!!!!!
I was wondering what to have for dinner tonight and this might be just the ticket. Looks delicious!
haha jeeze people can be so paranoid. except if I were stocking up for a storm, it would be peanut butter and oatmeal and apples…just sayin’.
those sliders look yummy, i want one for dinner!
So totally gorgeous girl! I so love these sliders. So funny about the store. I remember this too when I lived on the east coast. I couldn’t fathom why people needed to rush out and buy loaves of breads, cartons of eggs and gallons of milk. Oh yeah and like 10 cases of toilet paper. I mean honestly, we never got enough snow to even be snowed in for a day. It always perplexed me. You are super brave for battling the store though. I hope you have an amazing day hon!!
love your commentary, inclu this: I took down an entire bag of Stacy’s cinnamon pita chips while we were snowed in without power.
Girl. I have been to groc stores like that before, usually not in the USA but yeah, scary what people clamor for when they think they will never eat again. haha!
LOL, that sounds about like the balance of work in my home :-)
The sliders look and sound mouthwatering. I want one.