Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Chicken Sliders

Sweet and tangy Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Chicken Sliders are the perfect party starters for any occasion.

Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Chicken Sliders
 
Makes 12 sliders
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning*
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, divided
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 (12-pack) potato slider buns, warmed
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, stir together ½ teaspoon salt, Cajun seasoning, onion powder, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and garlic powder. Sprinkle evenly over chicken breasts and place chicken in a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover with lid and cook on high until chicken is tender and shreds easily with a fork, about 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add ½ cup onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cranberry sauce, ketchup, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, bourbon, Worcestershire, Dijon, paprika, remaining ½ teaspoon cumin, remaining ½ teaspoon black pepper, and red pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer; cook, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened and coats the back of a spoon, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Drain excess liquid from chicken. Using 2 forks, shred chicken. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in cranberry sauce mixture. Cover and keep warm.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cabbage, jalapeño, remaining ½ cup onion, remaining 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt.
  5. Serve chicken on slider buns with cabbage mixture.
Notes
*We use Slap Ya Mama! Cajun Seasoning