RecipeRotisserie Chicken Sliders

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total Fat: 1 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 2 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 180 mg

Rotisserie chicken gets saucy and scrumptious in this time-saving recipe that gets its inspiration from sloppy joes. While typical sloppy joe recipes are comprised of ground beef, tomato sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and brown sugar, I take things in a healthier direction by using shredded rotisserie chicken and skipping the added sugar. I describe the flavor as a blend of sweet, savory, saucy, and tangy. You can use your favorite type of mustard; I opt for yellow mustard to stay true to the signature recipe, but certainly, Dijon, ground or spicy brown would all be great, too! And if you’d like it a bit sweeter, feel free to add a dash of maple syrup or even a squirt of ketchup. In my house, these are known as Sloppy Joys!

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes about 3½ cups
  • • 3 cups shredded chicken*
  • • 1 medium onion, finely diced (about 1½ cups)
  • • 16-ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard (or other preferred mustard)
  • • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • • Whole-grain slider buns

*Remove skin and shred chicken breasts into small pieces using your fingers. You’ll get about 3 cups from a standard rotisserie chicken.


Liberally coat a large skillet with nonstick oil spray and warm over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until soft and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle boil, then lower heat and mix in the shredded chicken. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until everything is piping hot and the sauce has thickened a bit. If you’d like it a bit sweeter, you can add a tablespoon of maple syrup or ketchup.

Add ¼-cup scoops on slider buns and dig in! (Add a heaping ½-cup scoop for hamburger buns)

Nutrition provided per ¼ cup scoop saucy chicken. Add 80 calories for a standard slider bun.

Try these Lentil Sloppy Joes!