Chicken Slider with mozzarella cheese and bang bang sauce

Bang Bang Chicken Sliders

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Sliders 1x

These Bang Bang Chicken Sliders are the ultimate party food recipe! Lightly pan fried, crispy chicken cutlets topped with mozzarella cheese and smothered with an addicting Bang Bang Sauce!



  • 1 1/2 pounds thin sliced chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt, Fresh black pepper and garlic powder for seasoning the chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (or more as needed) Panko bread crumbs
  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 12 slider rolls
  • Bang Bang Sauce


  1. Start by seasoning the chicken on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Set up a breading station with the flour and cornstarch mixed together in one bowl, the buttermilk and hot sauce and egg in another bowl and the bread crumbs in a third bowl.
  2. Dredge the seasoned chicken into the flour mixture first, tapping off any excess, then into the buttermilk mixture, letting any excess liquid drip off, and then finally into the bread crumbs. Press the breadcrumbs into the chicken get a nice coating. Place the breaded chicken on a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken breast.
  3. Once you have the chicken breaded, add a thin layer of oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the breaded chicken cutlets without over crowding the skillet. It will take 2 to 3 batches depending on the size of your skillet, adding more oil as needed. Place the fried chicken cutlets on a paper towel lined board or plate while you fry the rest of the cutlets.
  4. Once the chicken is fried, whisk together the bang bang sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Assemble the sliders by cutting the cutlets into smaller pieces and placing them onto the slider buns. Top with a slice of mozzarella cheese while the cutlets are still warm and then drizzle with bang bang sauce and serve.

Recipe Notes

If you are making these sliders ahead of time, you can keep the chicken cutlets warm in a 325 degree oven for an hour or so before serving, or you can reheat them from the refrigerator this way too.

We like to have the Bang Bang Sauce at room temperature so that it doesn’t cool down the sliders too much so if you make it ahead of time, take it out of the refrigerator bout 30 minutes before serving.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American