BBQ Ranch Shredded Chicken Sliders

Last night I went through my infamous recipe binder and pulled every. single. recipe. that can be cooked on a grill.  Yes I did.  I asked my husband if he will be annoyed cooking on a grill every night and he said no, because he loves grilling.  He has officially requested for me to buy him an apron that says “Grill Master” or something similar.  =P  I am enjoying the grilling, too, because it is more of a joint effort.  I pick out the recipes and prep them, while he grills them as I make the sides.  It keeps him off his video game, also! ;);) (that being said, he’s not freakishly obsessed with his games, I just want to make that clear).

sliders only

Last night we made these BBQ Ranch Shredded Chicken Sliders (see above for a picture of just the slider, and see below for a picture of the whole meal) but we made them as regular burger-sandwiches, as opposed to sliders.  I paired them with a salad of fresh spring greens.  Funny story about the salad – I put a few small squirts of dressing on the salad and mixed it well.  As my husband went to scoop some onto his plate, he started to add more dressing and I told him I already included dressing.  His response? “Where? I don’t see any dressing!”  This is a common theme in our house.  I put on a lot of something, and then he proceeds to add more.  Unless it’s cheese.  Or croutons.  Or hot/spicy spices/sauce.  Then it’s me piling that on.  In any case, the sliders were delicious!  It was basically barbecue chicken.  I used caesar dressing instead of ranch, since we only had a tiny bit of ranch and I think it has been in the fridge for awhile so I didn’t want to risk it.

dinner sliders

BBQ Ranch Shredded Chicken Sliders

-2 chicken breasts, grilled and shredded
-whole wheat slider buns
-4 pieces of monterey jack cheese (I used a small spoonful of shredded)
-1/4cu barbeque sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s – of course!)
-2tbsp low-fat ranch dressing (I used probably only a tsp amount, and caesar dressing)
-garnish (I used lettuce and onion)

-Preheat grill (and then obviously grill them).
-Shred chicken into a bowl, mix with barbecu sauce until thoroughly combined.
-While doing the above step, you can toast the buns on the grill, too.
-On each slider bun, add a few spoonfuls of shredded chicken. Top with a teaspoon of ranch dressing, and a piece of cheese. Add lettuce and other garnish.
-Eat and enjoy!!


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