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BBQ Beer Tex Mex Chicken Sliders

BBQ Beer Tex Mex Chicken Sliders in just 20-minutes 

Hi, my friends. I made something for you, something that seemed a bit of a necessity this week. A repurposing of things we’ve made in order to make it new. After those Beer Pickled Jalapeños we made, and the beer BBQ sauce, it just felt like I needed something that brought it together.

Two seemingly unconnected elements making sense in a new context. For reasons I have yet to pinpoint, I feel like I need that somehow. Like this is an obscure min-sandwich-metaphor for my life right now. I know, you can eye-roll that, I won’t hold it against you. I just needed to make order out or randomness, to connect dots, to make peace with two opposing forces.

I’m getting too deep for a sliders post, I appreciate that you’ve stayed with me in the midst of that, and for your graciousness, I have a recipe for you. A 20-minute-slider-metaphor to remind you that sometimes things don’t seem to connect, until they do. And then you wonder why you never saw it before.

Make some sliders, drink some beer, and let life fall into place this weekend. And then report back, I could use a little good news right now.

For this recipe, use Beer Pickled Jalapeños, and Beer BBQ Sauce

BBQ Beer Tex Mex Chicken Sliders

Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 sliders


  • 6 chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups barbecue sauce recipe link above
  • 1 cup pale ale
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro sliced
  • ½ cup pickled jalapenos recipe link above
  • 12 slider buns


  • Sprinkle the chicken thighs on all sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the chicken thighs, searing on both sides.
  • Add the barbeque sauce and beer, lower heat to maintain a simmer. Turn the chicken over periodically. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan, shred using two forks, return to sauce, simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In each of the slider buns add chicken, avocado slices, cilantro and a few pickled jalapenos. Serve immediately.

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jj April 30, 2017 um 9:31 am

Hi Jackie
I love your blog and your recipes. Your photos are great. I have no issues with your content and I’ve even tried several delicious recipes. My comment relates to the color of the font on your blog. I have a difficult time reading a font that is so light. And it prints very light on my printer. I wear glasses, but I’m not blind or anything. It’s just a very light font. Would you ever consider going to a slightly darker, more eye friendly font?


Jackie April 30, 2017 um 10:43 am

Thanks for the feedback! I’ll ask my IT guy if he can change it.


Josh Johnson May 1, 2017 um 8:02 am

That looks delicious and love the incorporation of the avocado!


Stefanie – Sarcastic Cooking May 2, 2017 um 10:35 am

Another great recipe! I have to ask, where do you get your beer glasses?


Jackie May 2, 2017 um 9:50 pm

I get them from Crate & Barrel, great selection of glassware.


Melissa May 3, 2017 um 9:37 am

My husband made this Sunday and it was perfect. Used a gas grill and followed directions exactly. I might add a little more heat second time around but other than that, really delicious. Served with a tossed salad and roasted potatoes seasoned with garlic and rosemary.


Jackie May 11, 2017 um 9:58 am

Yay! So glad you liked them 🙂


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