Gourmet Salsa Chicken Sliders: Elevate Your Burger Game

In the kitchen where magic unfolds with every chop and stir, a delightful plan simmers in my mind. Welcome, dear epicures, to the appetizing world of Food and Meal. It is I, Gobble, your culinary confidante, eager to guide you through the succulent layers of our latest creation: Chicken Sliders.

These miniature delicacies are not just small in stature; they’re massive in flavor, cradling within their tender buns a universe of tastes waiting to burst forth with every bite. Their size, charming and unassuming, invites us to be playful, to snack without reserve, and to delight in the nuances of well-seasoned chicken embraced by freshly baked bread.

Why gravitate towards making Chicken Sliders? On this day, when the air hums with the ordinary beauty of life, there’s a whimsy in crafting something that calls for the assembly of many parts—one that promises a joyful handful of comfort with a side of satisfaction. They are the perfect companions for gatherings where the spirit of camaraderie wraps around us as warmly as the golden-brown rolls enveloping our sliders.

Preparing Chicken Sliders is an intimate affair; it is me, surrendering to the rhythm of slicing and layering, seasoning and grilling. It’s about infusing each mini sandwich with a generosity of flavor and a measure of heart, envisaging the smiles they’ll elicit as friends and family savor them one delectable morsel at a time.

What thrills me most is the versatility housed within these little wonders—a canvas on which to paint with spices, to experiment with toppings, and to dress them up as casually or extravagantly as the occasion desires. They are a testament to the fact that great joy can indeed be found in the smallest of packages.

So join me, fellow seekers of taste, as we embark on this culinary venture together. Here at Food and Meal, we’ll traverse the steps that lead from simple ingredients to exquisite sliders, hoping to inspire conversations and create memories, simply by sharing the love we pour into our cooking.

Chicken Sliders Recipe

Chicken Sliders
Present your oven-baked chicken sliders in style for your next gathering.
How To Make Salsa Chicken Sliders

Salsa Chicken Sliders

This Salsa Chicken Sliders is THE BEST!. It’s easier than you think to make your own Chicken Sliders at home and this recipe will ensure you have succulent chicken every time!
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Course: Bread, Breakfast
Keyword: chicken sliders, Salsa Chicken Sliders
CookingStyle: Baking, Handcrafted Cooking, Stir-frying
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 2 days 12 hours
Total Time: 2 days 12 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Food and Meal
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  • Slider buns
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Avocado Lime crema
  • Mango and avocado salsa optional

Avocado lime crema:


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    Salsa Chicken Easy Recipe

For the Avocado lime crema:

  • Mix the avocado, Greek yogurt (or sour cream if you don’t have the yogurt) and the lime juice into a bowl.
  • Blend in the ingredients using your food processor or hand blender. Be sure that they are very well incorporated and has the consistency of a puree.
  • Add salt and pepper to enhance the taste, or you can also leave the crema as it is.

For the sliders:

  • Get the slow-cooked shredded salsa chicken leftover.
  • Place the salsa chicken on the buns, which could be about a quarter or half cup depending on the size of the buns.
  • Top it with cheese, avocado lime crema and mango avocado salsa.



You will need a food processor or hand blender in preparing the avocado lime crema. are you also know 
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Serving: 2sliders | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 30g | Cholesterol: 98mg
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Alternative Method: Oven-Baked Chicken Sliders

Chicken Sliders
Create a slider bar for a fun and interactive dining experience.

To prepare delicious Oven-Baked Chicken Sliders, start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, diced red onion, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper, mixing until well combined. Press the chicken mixture into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, creating an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and the top is golden brown. While the chicken is baking, slice slider buns in half horizontally and place the bottom halves in a separate baking dish. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and Dijon mustard, spreading this mixture onto the bottom halves of the slider buns. Once the chicken is cooked, place Swiss cheese slices on top and return to the oven for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted. Carefully transfer the cooked chicken patty onto the prepared buns, placing the top halves on top. Serve your Oven-Baked Chicken Sliders hot and savor the melty goodness of these delightful treats.

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Tips for making Chicken Sliders

Chicken Sliders
Explore the perfect beverage pairings for your gourmet chicken sliders.

Serving Suggestions

One could never go wrong by accompanying Chicken Sliders with Fish Tacos. Imagine alternating bites: one from the soft slider, brimming with seasoned chicken, and the other a crunch from the taco, fresh with fish and slaw – a feast of contrasts sure to thrill any palate.

For a sidekick with a Japanese twist, Gyoza presents an attractive option. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, these dumplings could be a perfect handheld snack to complement the handheld delight of a slider.

A lighter accompaniment could come in the form of an Egg Salad. Creamy, yet with a bite, this classic dish can add a different kind of richness which balances well with the typically more intense flavors of a chicken slider.

To wash it all down, a cup of Miso Soup might seem like an unconventional choice, but its warming umami character is a comforting complement that cleanses the palate without overwhelming the main dish.

Lastly, nothing beats pairing sliders with a refreshing drink — Almond Milk or Soy Milk provide a soothing counter to the spices and savors of the sliders. Both milks offer a mellow aftertaste that rounds off the meal beautifully.

Cooking Tips

Chicken Sliders
Chicken sliders, hot out of the oven and ready to impress.

First and foremost, let’s talk about the base of our miniature feast—the chicken. Selecting the right cut is essential, and I lean towards tender thighs for their juiciness and flavor. Breast meat can be used too, but take care not to overcook it, as its lower fat content means it can dry out more easily.

Marination can transform your chicken from mundane to marvelous. One mustn’t rush this step. Allow the chicken ample time to soak up the herby, tangy blend of your choosing—a thoughtful pause in the fridge enveloped in spices and love can make all the difference.

Now, when cooking the chicken, we seek that golden-brown sear that whispers tales of crispness and taste. A medium-high heat on the pan creates this perfection without leaving the insides undercooked. Let’s treat these poultry pieces with reverence, watching over them like precious gems until they are cooked just right.

On to the carriers of our treasure, the buns! Lightly toasting them brings out a subtle crunch and that warm, comforting aroma reminiscent of cozy evenings and simple pleasures. It also prevents them from becoming soggy once they cradle the moist chicken—such a nuisance when your slider falls prey to damp bread.

What would Chicken Sliders be without their crowns? The toppings! Let your creativity unfurl here. Crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, melting cheese, or even a dollop of coleslaw—all add dimensions of texture and flavor. Stack them high or keep it minimal; each addition should complement, not overshadow, the star: our chicken.

Sauces should be wielded with a light hand; they are the accent, not the main dialogue. You’re aiming for hints of flavor that sync with one another, much like soft background music that sets the scene without upstaging conversation.

Finally, enjoy the process, sing a little tune, wear your happiest apron, and put as much joy into making those Sliders as you wish to receive in eating them. Cooking after all, is not just about feeding the body but also nourishing the soul with every slice, sear, and serve.

FAQs about Chicken Sliders

Chicken Sliders
Customize your chicken sliders with an array of delicious toppings and condiments.
  • Can I use ground turkey instead of chicken in this recipe?  Absolutely! Ground turkey is a great alternative if you prefer it over chicken. Follow the same recipe steps for delicious turkey sliders.
  • What can I do if the chicken mixture seems too wet? If the mixture appears too wet, you can add a bit more breadcrumbs to help bind it. Start with a tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  • How do I store leftover Oven-Baked Chicken Sliders? Place any leftover sliders in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be stored for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply place them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until heated through.
  • Can I make these sliders in advance for a party? Yes, you can prepare the chicken mixture and form the sliders in advance. Store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. This is a great time-saving option for entertaining.
  • What other cheeses can I use for these sliders? Swiss cheese is a classic choice, but you can get creative with your cheese selection. Try cheddar, mozzarella, or even pepper jack for a different flavor profile.
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As we wrap up this scrumptious journey through the ins and outs of making the delightful Chicken Sliders, it’s hard not to feel a touch of pride and a lot of excitement. These petite powerhouses of flavor have come to life in our kitchens and, hopefully, sparked a new flame in your culinary repertoire.

At Food and Meal (foodandmeal.com), our purpose is to bring you not just recipes but experiences that resonate with your taste buds and beckon you to cook with heart and happiness. These sliders are the embodiment of that mission—a small yet potent reminder that joy can indeed be crafted with one’s own hands, in bite-sized portions no less.

Whether these Chicken Sliders become the centerpiece of your next family gathering or your go-to for a quick, savory indulgence, they carry with them the essence of what we believe cooking is all about: love, sharing, and creating moments that linger long after the final crumbs have been devoured.

From choosing the tenderest chicken to pairing the sliders with the most complimenting sides, we have traversed a path that has led us from mere ingredients to gastronomic wonders. Remember, foodandmeal.com is here to guide you, inspire you, and celebrate the joy of cooking alongside you.

So here we are at the end of this chapter, but certainly not at the end of our culinary adventures. Let each Chicken Slider you craft be a story of its own, filled with the flavors you love and the joy you wish to spread. Until we delve into our next delicious exploration, keep those grills sizzling, the laughs rolling, and every bite as tasty as your food-filled dreams.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me at Food and Meal. Wherever you are and whatever you’re cooking, may your meals be hearty, your gatherings merry, and your kitchen forever filled with the rich, irresistible aroma of homemade delights.

Happy cooking, dear gastronomes, and may the next slider you bite into be a gateway to delectable memories and shared cheer.

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.
I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.
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