Spicy Chicken and Canadian Bacon Sliders

Andy Anderson !


I’ve got a catering event where all they want is casual, easy-to-eat type foods. So, I made a few of these until I got it right, and now all I have to do is make about 80 more.

It’s a twist on the spicy chicken sandwiches that you get at a lot of in fast-food joints, but a bit smaller, and a bit healthier. For one thing, I’m using Canadian bacon, as opposed to regular bacon.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

2 Hr
15 Min
Pan Fry



  • 1 large
    chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 c
  • 1/3 c
    frank’s red hot sauce
  • 4 slice
    canadian bacon
  • 1 c
    flour, all purpose variety
  • 2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    peanut oil
  • ·
    bibb or other lettuce
  • 4 slice
    colby cheese
  • 1 medium
    tomato, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 4
    slider buns

How to Make Spicy Chicken and Canadian Bacon Sliders


  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Slice the chicken breast in half, front to back.
  4. Then slice each piece in half.
  5. Combine the buttermilk and the hot sauce in a large bowl.
  6. Place in the buttermilk, cover, and place in the fridge for two hours.
  7. Chef’s Note: Depending on the size of the chicken breast, you might be able to get five or even six pieces… Remember, we’re doing sliders, not huge chicken sandwiches.
  8. Add the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, onion powder, and paprika to a bowl, and combine.
  9. Remove a piece of the chicken from the buttermilk, shake off the excess and dredge in the flour mixture.
  10. Place on a parchment-lined plate.
  11. Chef’s Note: Repeat for the other chicken pieces.
  12. Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes.
  13. Add the oil to a medium-size pan, over medium high heat.
  14. When the oil begins to shimmer (it should be about 350f/176c) add the chicken pieces.
  15. Fry, turning occasionally, until they are light brown and crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  16. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  17. Take the mayonnaise and brush 1 tablespoon on the cut sides of the slider bun, and then repeat for the other buns. Add to a sauté pan and toast.
  18. Cook up the Canadian bacon in a sauté pan until browned, and then reserve.
  19. Add a piece of Canadian bacon to the bottom half of each slider.
  20. Add a piece of lettuce, and the chicken.
  21. Add a piece of Colby cheese, and then place it under a broiler until the cheese is nice and bubbly, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  22. Chef’s Note: Repeat for the other sliders.
  24. Top with a tomato slice, add the top bun and serve with your favorite chips. Enjoy.
  25. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Spicy Chicken and Canadian Bacon Sliders

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

Show 19 Comments & Reviews

Football Munchies To Put You On The Winning Team Recipe

Football Munchies to Put You on the Winning Team

Kitchen Crew

It's the most glorious time of the year... football season! Suddenly Sunday's (and Saturday's in some parts of the country) take on a whole new meaning. Days are scheduled by...

17 Finger-lickin’ Good Chicken Wing Recipes

17 Finger-Lickin’ Good Chicken Wing Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ditch those pesky napkins, the sauces on these chicken wing recipe are so insanely good you won’t want to miss a drop!

15 Chicken Wing Recipes For The Big Game

15 Chicken Wing Recipes for the Big Game

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Check out 15 chicken wing recipes that'll make you an MVP on game day. Extra napkins will be necessary.