Close-up of Ladd's Chicken Bacon Sliders, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, season 31.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Ladd's Chicken Bacon Sliders

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 12 sliders
Ladd loved Ree’s sliders so much that she decided to name the recipe after him.






Special equipment:
decorative toothpicks
  1. For the marinade: Combine the honey, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, paprika, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
  2. Add the chicken cutlets and toss to coat. You can the cook the cutlets straight away or cover and marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.
  3. For the rolls: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Place the rolls on a sheet pan. Brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter and sprinkle over the seasoning. Bake to warm through and toast slightly, 5 to 6 minutes, then set aside.
  5. For the filling: Meanwhile, grill the chicken pieces for 3 to 4 minutes on the first side. Flip and top each with a halved piece of bacon and a halved piece of Cheddar. Continue to cook until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 4 more minutes. Remove.
  6. Separate the rolls and slice in half horizontally. Place the bottoms on a platter and top each one with a tablespoon of ranch dressing, a lettuce leaf and a chicken piece. Add a slice of tomato, some fried onions and pickled jalapeños to each. Add the tops of the rolls and place a decorative toothpick through each slider. Serve.