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When I'm craving good bar food my mind typically wanders to mini cheeseburgers.  The idea of bite-sized meaty delights is ingenious, and I love whoever thought of it.  I also love that these have become a popular appetizer to serve at weddings.  (A word of warning to guests of future weddings that I will attend -- if the bride and groom serve mini cheeseburgers at the reception, watch out.  I have no shame in chasing down waiters to get my hands on these mini bundles of joy.  Yes, I'm just that classy).

The only other bar food that I could possibly love more than mini cheeseburgers are buffalo chicken wings (another very lady-like meal to devour, I know.  But who cares, you're at a bar)! 

So when I saw a recipe that combines these two great bar food loves of mine, I immediately knew I had to try it out.  And they turned out to be just as good, if not better, than I had hoped. 

The Main Dish
Tonight, I'll be making mini buffalo chicken burgers.  This meal is great when you want to lounge on the couch and watch football but crave the delights of delicious bar food.  

The Side Dish
Keeping with the bar food theme, I'll be serving the sliders with a simple side of sliced carrot and celery sticks with ranch dressing.  

Mini Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Total Time: 35 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes 

What you'll need
5-6 Pillsbury® buttermilk biscuits (I prefer the Simply Buttermilk Biscuits)
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 celery stalk, sliced
1/3 cucumber, thinly sliced
Ranch dressing
1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce (I prefer Franks Red Hot Wings Buffalo sauce)

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Directions
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2. Bake biscuits as directed. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
3. In a skillet, heat chicken, buffalo sauce and celery over medium heat for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until hot. 
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4. Split biscuits horizontally.  Spread ranch dressing onto top halves of each biscuit.
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5. Spoon chicken mixture onto bottom halves of biscuits; top with cucumber slices and biscuit tops.  
6. Serve the buffalo chicken sliders alongside sliced celery, carrots and ranch dressing.  Enjoy!
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How to make shredded chicken
1. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil.  
2. Add chicken.  Heat over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  Note, be careful not to over cook the chicken or it will become rubbery. 
3. Let chicken cool for about 5 minutes.  
4. Place one fork at the end of the chicken breast, and use another fork to pull chicken towards you.  Continue this motion until the entire breast is shredded. 
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*Note -- I'm going to save the leftover baked biscuits as I'll be using them later in the week to serve alongside my minestrone soup.

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury Buffalo Chicken Sliders
 


10/03/2011 17:20

Frank's Red Hot Buffalo sauce is DELICIOUS. I used to eat it on chicken breasts, pasta, everything, after falling in love with Buffalo Chicken Pizza made with it!

This recipe looks awesome, I'm definitely going to have to try it some time!

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08/21/2012 10:23

This looks like a quick and easy recipe for a chilly evening along with some good hot soup. Can't wait to try it.

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These sound delicious! I love anything buffalo-chicken-related. :) I love your detailed instructions too!

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10/03/2011 18:29

Olivia, I couldn't agree more. Frank's Red Hot Buffalo sauce really is delicious! It's so good on it's own, and I also like to add crushed garlic from time to time just to mix things up. It is mighty tasty. Buffalo Chicken Pizza sounds delicious. I'll have to make that some time.

Casey, I love anything buffalo chicken related too! I just had buffalo chicken tacos the other night and they were to die for. I'll have to make those soon too!

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10/04/2011 06:43

um...YUM! I never thought to have a shredded buffalo chicken burger - or to serve it on a biscuit! Genius idea!

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Lillie
10/08/2011 18:45

I made these tonight and they are awesome! My boyfriend and I loved them! We will definitely make them again! Thank you!

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10/10/2011 07:26

You are most welcome. I'm so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed them! They have definitely become a new favorite in our household!

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09/26/2012 13:58

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