Slow Cooker Tennessee Honey BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe | Robyns.World

While I love when Hubby is able to grill and BBQ and smoke foods for us for dinner, sometimes it just doesn’t always work with his schedule or the weather. Many of those types of cooking take time. Because of this I like to find some alternatives to have that same kind of flavor but cooked in an easier way. So recently I decided to try making some BBQ chicken sliders in the slow cooker. The lovely folks at Jack Daniel’s sent me some Tennessee Honey Whisky the other day too so I thought I must use that in the sauce for the chicken. Good call – it was delicious! Thanks to Jack Daniel’s for the same and extra goodies!

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Start with some chicken pieces. Use whatever you and your family prefer. I had some boneless, skinless chicken thighs I had bought just to make this plus another boneless skinless chicken breast that I had not used in another recipe – all of it went in the slow cooker to get started.

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Slow Cooker Tennessee Honey BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe | Robyns.World

Then in a bowl mix up all of your other ingredients and pour on top of the chicken. Toss around a bit to coat the chicken, put the lid on, and walk away!

About 3 hours later the chicken was cooked and I took the pieces out and chopped it up and then slid all the chopped chicken back into the slow cooker to soak up all that yummy Tennessee Honey BBQ sauce! I turned it down to low and let it go for a few more hours. This is what I love about slow cookers, you can just walk away!

Slow Cooker Tennessee Honey BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe | Robyns.World

When it was time for dinner I used some Hawaiian style slider rolls and piled on the chicken. For freshness I added thinly sliced raw red onion. For an additional kick of flavor I added my copycat version of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Garlic Sauce – it is good on everything. I will share that recipe with you all soon.

Hubby and I both loved these and we had plenty of leftovers so Hubby took that to work and they guys there loved it too!

On a side note, I also tried making some homemade baked beans this day. It was a total fail. I had never made them before and learned some important lessons including the fact that after I soak the beans overnight I still need to cook them in a lot of liquid before adding the sauce and also that you should never add anything tomato based while trying to cook beans initially. Now that I know those important facts I will be trying it again and hopefully they will turn out and then I will share the recipe with you.

Is this a recipe you would try? What changes, if any, would you make?



Slow Cooker Tennessee Honey BBQ Chicken Sliders

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  • 1 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Whiskey
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white (or yellow) onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Medium jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chalula hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1-2lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 12lb Hawaiian style slider buns
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion (optional)
  • 1/4 cup garlic sauce (optional)


Place chicken in slow cooker on high. In a bowl combine Tennessee Honey Whiskey, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, jalapeno, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cumin, crushed red pepper flakes, and hot sauce. Mix well. Add to chicken in slow cooker and toss to coat the chicken. Cook on high about 3 hours. Remove chicken pieces and chop (or shred) into small pieces and return to slow cooker. Cook another 2-4 hours on low. When ready to eat place scoop of chicken on bun, add optional sliced red onion and garlic sauce - or any other toppings you like.