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What bread should I use for sliders?

Sliders with soft and light texture would be perfect for this buffalo chicken recipe. Light texture will allow the filling flavors to be tasted perfectly.

Do I have to use chicken breast for this recipe?

No, you don’t have to use chicken breasts for this recipe. Chicken thighs will also suit this recipe.

Can I serve Buffalo Chicken Sliders cold?

Yes. But the taste will be better if you serve them warm.

How can I warm up Buffalo Chicken Sliders after they get cold?

You can wrap them with foil and put them in a warm oven or air fryer at around 170 degrees Fahrenheit. 10 minutes will be sufficient to warm them up.

#Air Fryer

Buffalo Chicken Sliders Air Fryer Recipe

Cook Time:10 minutes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 318

Here is a very quick air fryer recipe of chicken breast shortly marinated with buffalo sauce. These small chicken breast sandwiches will be your family’s favorite dish for dinner. Buffalo Chicken Sliders can also serve as delicious and healthy snacks for school lunch.

Tags: Air fryer chicken breast

Buffalo Chicken Sliders Air Fryer Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Sliders are very easy to prepare and add some novelty to the family dinner. Children love them a lot and enjoy eating them. Marinating time in this recipe is not a concern because it is only 30 minutes, much less than usual marinating times. Moreover, the air fryer will cook the chicken breast pieces very quickly and thus saving additional time. Hope you will enjoy preparing this recipe and eating it with your loved ones!


  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice

  • 1½ cups + 1 teaspoon buffalo sauce, needed separately

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Olive oil spray

  • 8 slider buns, split

  • 8 pickle slices or spinach

  • Blue cheese dressing


  1. Wrap the chicken breasts in cling film and place them on a chopping board.

  2. Gently hit the chicken breasts until they are flat using a meat tenderizer or rolling pin.

  3. Cut the chicken breasts into ½-inch thick pieces and place them in a bowl.

  4. Add buttermilk, pickle juice, and 1 teaspoon of buffalo sauce to the bowl, mix them very well and cover the bowl with cling film.

  5. Let the chicken breasts sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to get marinated.

  6. After marinated, remove the chicken breasts from the refrigerator.

  7. Preheat the air fryer by selecting the “Chicken” function and adjusting the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will begin warming up.

  8. Mix flour, baking powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and black pepper in a bowl, pour the mixture over the chicken breasts and mix them very well.

  9. Put the chicken breasts into air fryer rotating basket (or into standard basket if you don't have a rotating one. But in this case you should stir the chicken breasts halfway through cooking.).

  10. Mist the chicken breasts with olive oil spray.

  11. Open the air fryer, place the oil drip tray at the bottom and set the rotating basket.

  12. Adjust the timer to 10 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will begin cooking. The chicken breasts should be golden brown when cooked.

  13. Open the air fryer, remove the basket from the air fryer and transfer the chicken breasts into a bowl.

  14. Pour the remaining buffalo sauce in a bowl and coat the cooked chicken breasts with buffalo sauce.

  15. Add chicken breasts in each slider bun, top with a pickle slice and some blue cheese dressing.

  16. Serve immediately and enjoy!.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
11.5 grams
35.1 grams
4.7 grams
16.9 grams
1618 milligrams

    Warming up the slider buns before adding chicken into them will improve the taste and enjoyment.


    Best choice to serve with Buffalo Chicken Sliders is undoubtedly French fries which you can also make in the air fryer to avoid some unhealthy cooking practices. If you don’t like French Fries, then you can serve them with roasted vegetables such as cauliflower, squash broccoli, asparagus, carrots, green beans etc. Fruit juices will also go great with the Buffalo Chicken Sliders.