Cheesy BBQ Chicken Pull-Apart Sliders

This twist on the classic BBQ sandwich is a treat for the kids, who love to watch the cheese stretch when they pull their servings from the baking dish. The garlic-herb butter takes this dish over the top. If you want to count on leftovers, make extra.

Meghan Yager, author of Cake 'n Knife

Meghan, a long-time Head Country fan and ambassador, is a self-confessed food addict. Meghan writes “Cake -n- Knife,” a food blog where the recipes are real, down-to-earth, and easily recreated at home. “In my kitchen, cooking jaw-dropping food isn’t about making it complicated,” Meghan says. She aims to help her readers discover new flavors and techniques—”but most importantly, you will create great food to share with your loved ones, just like I do with mine.”


2 Tbsp. olive oil
1  small red onion, sliced
3  cloves garlic, minced
3  cups shredded roast chicken, shredded
2  tsp Head Country Championship Seasoning, High Plains Heat
1  cup Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce, Hot & Spicy
12 Hawaiian rolls
2  cups shredded cheddar cheese

Garlic Herb Butter
1/4 C. unsalted butter, melted
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tsp. minced parsley
2 tsp. freshly chopped basil
Pinch of salt




25 mins


Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Lightly grease with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the garlic herb butter. Set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Once hot, add onion and garlic. Cook until soft, approximately 2 minutes.

Stir in chicken, Head Country Championship Seasoning, and Head Country Bar-B-Q Sauce until combined. Cook a couple of minutes until heated through.

Cut rolls in half, horizontally. Place the bottom halves of the buns in the baking dish. Make sure they are right next to each other. Note they will not fill the entire pan.

Top bottom halves of buns with half of the cheese. Layer the BBQ chicken mixture on top. Add the remaining cheese evenly over the top. Place the top halves of the buns on top.

Brush the tops of the buns the herb butter.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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