Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken Sliders with Homemade Pickled Onions

On Sunday, we were craving some easy comfort food and these chicken sliders were just that.  SUPER flavorful and even easier to make.  Ethan was devouring the meat, which made them that much better.

And have you ever pickled anything before?  Um, well, let me tell you it is the STINKIEST job, but the result are well worth it.  But seriously,'ll need to open the windows to endure the vinegar smell...yuck.

Recipe adapted from Sandra Lee:


Pickled Onions
1 red medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 chopped garlic
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup water

Mustard BBQ Sauce
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup cider vinegar
Pinch salt and fresh ground pepper

1.5 lb chicken breast
One bottle of BBQ sauce
1/2 cup diced red onion
4 cloves minced garlic
Slider Buns


For Pickled Red Onions:
In a medium pot over medium heat, combine all pickled red onion ingredients, except onions. Bring to a boil, add the onions and remove from heat. Let sit until cooled about 1 hour. Serve with sliders.
Again...this is a super stinky process!!!

For Mustard BBQ Sauce:

In a small pot over medium low heat, whisk all the BBQ sauce ingredients together. Cook for 3 minutes or until hot and then remove from heat.

For Sliders:

Combine chicken with the BBQ sauce, onion, and garlic in the crock-pot (or slow cooker).  Cook for 4 hours on high.  When done, pull out the chicken and shred it with forks.  Scoop out remaining BBQ mixture and combine with shredded chicken.

Place chicken on the bottom slider bun.  Drizzle with the mustard BBQ sauce, top with some of the pickled red onions and then place the remaining bun halves on top. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve.

These will be great for the summer...but I enjoyed having a taste in early spring!

xo natasha


  1. hahah good to know about the stinky factor!
    these look realllly good tho! ive been trying to use my crock-pot more often. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. YUM! We did pulled pork in the crock pot - so easy and delicious!

  3. These days---anything with a crockpot I love! Will be trying these soon!

  4. I'm so making this for the weekend. We do pulled pork in the smoker all the time, but this would be a nice change up! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh yum! Those look so good!!! And are those sweet potato fries on the side!? ;)

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  6. Yum. Yum. These are some of my favorites. And such an easy dinner to whip up!

  7. Looks great! We practically made the same thing on Sunday!

  8. Yummy!! I loe that they are made of chicken!

  9. Those look delicious! Recipe bookmarked for future reference!

  10. Those look so delicious! I need to give them a try!