Game Day Buffalo Chicken Sliders

This simple and delicious appetizer recipe is one of our game day favorites! Thanks to our friends at Foster Farms for partnering with us and for sponsoring this recipe blog post.

Once a Sun Devil, always a Sun Devil!

Celebrating game day has always been a passion of mine, even long before my first Arizona State Football game days in Tempe, AZ! When I was in high school, I joined the marching band and grew a love for everything game day--tailgating, pre-game and half-time shows, playing bandstand tunes in the bleachers in-between plays on the field, and getting everyone excited and keeping the energy alive off of the field and in the crowd. 

When I joined the Arizona State Sun Devil Marching Band as a college freshman, it was such an immersive and fun way to jump head first into college life and learning to appreciate college ball. Spending my first year away from home as a young adult was overwhelming, but I owe most of my sanity and feeling 'at home' so quickly in Arizona to my marching band family. We would spend many hours a week together, and I quickly grew a bond with so many of the members of the SDMB during practices, at off-hour parties, and most of all during game day!

Through the countless memories I made as a member of my university's marching band and then attending the home games even after I had moved on from the band and entered into Greek life, I have embraced being a Sun Devil even all these years after graduation! Game day is no joke in our house--we always pull out all the stops to take our tailgating and homegating to the next level when our team is playing. Today, I am sharing a classic appetizer I love to make for game day (and it's even more special when my beloved Sun Devils are taking on those darn Wildcats in a traditional rivalry game between these Arizona schools). 

Game Day Buffalo Chicken Sliders

  • 24 small slider rolls
  • 2 pounds of Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken Breast Tenders
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of hot buffalo sauce
  • 6 slices of Colby jack cheese
  • 3 cups of shredded lettuce
  1. Heat a large stovetop skillet over medium-high heat with oil in the pan.
  2. Cook the chicken breast tenders over medium-high heat all of the way through. We suggest using a cooking thermometer to ensure your chicken is cooked all of the ways through. 
  3. Once the chicken is cooked, turn the heat on the pan off and allow it to sit on warm heat. Begin to slice the chicken into small, bite-sized shredded pieces. 
  4. Pour the buffalo sauce into the pan and stir well to distribute the sauce. Keep it on warm.
  5. Slice the rolls into halves (horizontally) to make slider sandwiches.
  6. Cut or gently rip the slices of cheese into quarters. Place the small pieces of cheese on top of the bottoms of the rolls. 
  7. Using tongs or a spoon, scoop about 1/4 cup of chicken onto each roll. Repeat until you've used all of the chicken on the sliders.
  8. Sprinkle a little bit of lettuce onto all of the sliders. Repeat, and add as much lettuce as desired.
  9. Finish each slider by adding the top of the bun to make a small, bite-sized sandwich. 
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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These buffalo chicken sliders are always a crowd pleaser on game day! Whip up these sliders for your next Pac-12 showdown between your college and your rival like we love to do (and plan to do for the ASU vs. U of A rivalry game on November 25!) Since we won't be able to make it out to Tempe for the game, we'll be doing a little bit of homegating with some of my friends from ASU here at our condo along with these sliders and some of our other game-day favorites!

Foster Farms has almost all of your game day essentials covered--with the minor exception of drinks, chips, and salsa, that is. But all of your favorite Foster Farms game day appetizers and entrees can all be found in the freezer and meat departments at your local grocery stores! Whether you are more of a chicken wings aficionado, a chicken tender dipper, or even a corn dog fanatic, you've got everything you need for game day when you shop for Foster Farms chicken! 

Starting December 1st, at participating supermarkets, be on the lookout to find a code to scan on specially-marked Foster Farms packages of fresh chicken, and on signs in the frozen food aisle that will connect to up to $7.50 in savings. Plus Foster Farms will be offering great game day recipes on the packages and online, too!

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This post has been sponsored by Foster Farms, but all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. These sliders are perfect game day food. Love that you added the colby jack cheese too!

  2. Nothing beats great sliders for a game day... saving this for bowl season!

  3. I'm all over these! In fact, that tray would pretty much be a single serving for me...

  4. Mini appetizers are always a huge hit for game day. I'm always asked to make a variety of sliders and I can't wait to try this one next!

  5. Oh my goodness they are so cute! They also look like they would be a favorite at a game day celebration.

  6. I love your team spirit and stories about your college days. Nothing beats good food at a game and those sliders are great food for the game.

  7. Ok, these look really delish! I love buffalo chicken and the size of these little bites.

  8. We don't watch much football but we do have a holiday party coming up and need to bring something. This would be great!


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