BBQ Chicken Sliders with Fried Green Tomatoes and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Fried Green Tomatoes

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BBQ Chicken Sliders with Fried Green Tomatoes are the best sliders of the summer – with smoky barbecue sauce and a crispy fried green tomato, they tick every box from flavor to texture.

Want a chicken slider recipe that combines the best of both Southern food worlds?

I have one for you.

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Fried Green Tomatoes.


They’re chicken sliders topped with fried green tomatoes and a sweet/smokey homemade barbecue sauce on buttered yeast rolls.

These might just be a poster child for gluttony.

It’s so hard to eat just one or two! The barbecue sauce and the crispy fried green tomatoes go so well together.

I used yeast rolls instead of slider buns, and you will be missing out if you go with regular slider rolls. There’s something about the yeast rolls with these flavors that works so perfectly.

Shredded Chicken Sliders with Fried Green Tomatoes and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

Using fried green tomatoes literally is a game changer when it comes to these. It gives these sliders a whole new element of taste and texture that I just love.

By all means, if you would rather use store bought barbecue sauce instead of making it, you’ll still get a fantastic outcome. There are several very good barbecue sauces out there.

BBQ Chicken Sliders

The chicken, the crispiness of the fried tomato, the sauce, OMG – it’s such deliciousness.

I had to add more hot sauce to mine, by the way.  I’m all about the condiments, and when a sauce/dip/condiment is good, I want to put it on everything.

Trust me on the yeast rolls – with these I wholeheartedly believe no other bread will do.

Here’s your printable!

Yield: 6 sliders

Shredded Chicken Sliders with Fried Green Tomatoes and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

BBQ Chicken Sliders


For the Sliders

  • 1 batch Barbecue Sauce, recipe below
  • 3 cups chicken, cooked (or grilled - better option), and shredded
  • 3 cups canola oil
  • 2-3 green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coarse black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 6 yeast rolls, or slider buns
  • 1 stick salted butter, melted

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 white onion, diced teeny tiny
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper

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  • carolinaheartstrings
    October 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Well yum. That looks so delicious. Your recipes are always the best!

  • Kari@Loaves and Dishes
    October 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    There’s not one thing that I don’t like about this sandwich!

  • Debra
    October 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Yep, evil and a poster for sure…YUM!

  • Minnie(@thelady8home)
    October 18, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    This is a BIG WOW!!!! That looks so awesome. Delicious!!!!!

  • Yum Girl
    October 17, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Oh, I want these now! If I may, I’d like to invite you to submit your photos to the new YumGoggle, a photo sharing site with the philosophy that if you worked hard to cook it and photograph it, we should show it off! Hope to see you there soon!

  • Jen @ Juanita's Cocina
    October 17, 2012 at 5:59 AM

    I’ll take two. For breakfast.

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