Take-out Tuesday, Picnic Sliders with White BBQ Slaw

Don’t tell anyone around here, but I don’t like sweet tea….shhhhh….it’s almost against the law not to like this Southern staple~so I decided to try it in a different way…


When I saw these Sweet Tea Chicken Sliders over at Half Baked Harvest I was totally intrigued~


The name of the original recipe is Sweet Tea Oven Fried Chicken Sliders with Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Slaw and Crispy Onions~   Whoa, I didn’t think I could possibly do all that….sounds amazing though!


So I borrowed this idea, merged it with my Picnic Chicken,  and adapted it into a  LAZY  shortcut version…


Marinate the chicken in a combination of sweet tea and buttermilk…it looks like a latte bath!


Marinate the chicken overnight for best results, then drain off the liquid and set wet chicken aside.  Place potato chips in a large ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin


Put chicken in the bag and shake shake shake.  The wet chicken will grab the crushed chips doing the hard work for you!


Place chicken pieces in a sprayed baking dish, and add some more crumbs from the bag to coat.  Spray with olive oil spray and bake at 375 for 45 minutes, or until cooked through.  Spray again after 30 minutes


Now here is where I really got lazy streamlined things


Toast the rolls and put honey mustard on the bottom and Alabama White BBQ Sauce on the top half.   Place one piece of chicken on top of the honey mustard, load  on the slaw shreds


Close the sandwiches


Voila, Sweet Tea Chicken Picnic Sliders with White BBQ Slaw!

*You can substitute Bleu Cheese Dressing or Ranch for the White BBQ Sauce if desired, or use fully prepared coleslaw. White BBQ sauce is simply mayonnaise amped up with a little vinegar, lemon, sugar and salt…very delicious in case you’ve never tried it!

Picnic Sliders with White BBQ Slaw

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
marinate 1 day
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 9


  • 3 large boneless chicken breasts cut into thirds
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sweet tea
  • 4 oz. ruffled potato chips
  • olive oil spray
  • coleslaw mix
  • honey mustard
  • White BBQ Sauce
  • Hawaiian Rolls


  • Mix buttermilk and tea in a large ziplock bag and add chicken. Marinate overnight in refrigerator. Drain chicken and set aside.
  • Place potato chips in a clean, dry ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • Add chicken pieces and shake to coat as evenly as possible.
  • Transfer chicken pieces to an olive oil sprayed baking dish, gently patting on any loose coatings.
  • Spray olive oil spray over chicken. Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes until chicken is done and golden, spraying chicken with olive oil about half way through baking time.
  • Serve chicken on toasted slider buns with honey mustard on bottom and coleslaw and white BBQ sauce on top
Keyword baked fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, picnic chicken sliders, white BBQ slaw

I used Hawaiian rolls and the texture combo was so diverse, soft roll, crunchy coated tender chicken, and sweet, savory crispy slaw…and super easy for Take-out Tuesday!

Thank you Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest for a great inspiration and chicken marinade!  I never really tasted the sweet tea, but the chicken was unbelievably tender and delicious!

Note: This is a great way to make gluten free fried chicken [use Ruffles or Lay’s plain, the ingredients are potatoes, oil and salt]



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9 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Picnic Sliders with White BBQ Slaw”
  1. fairhopesupplyco says:

    My weakness in life is potato chips, and this recipe sounds absolutely delicious. I love the idea of the sweet tea marinade. My mouth is watering right now thinking about it!

  2. Kim says:

    Wow, that was certainly a long name – sure glad you shortened it, and the recipe. I love lazy or shortened recipe versions, either one. I’ve printed your recipe. It looks so easy, maybe I can even “fry” this kind of chicken. I adore slaw on sandwiches, so your sandwiches look like a winner to me – and wonderful for a July 4th celebration. Thanks!

  3. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Your description of white BBQ sauce does sound like cole slaw dressing, might be something new to try:@)

  4. Mary says:

    Love your short cut version Jenna! I’ve seen several recipes lately for sweet tea fried chicken and was tempted to try it! Sliders are the perfect size and the chips make a perfect crispy coating 🙂

  5. Kenneth Goh says:

    Awesome sharing. First time Iheard of white barbecue sauce. Thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop. Cheers and have a nice day.

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe for your Sliders with Full Plate Thursday, just delicious! Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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