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Chicken Enchilada Sliders

Sliders are always hit, but when you make them with spicy, saucy chicken meat and cheese, they’ll get 5 stars!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican American
Keyword: chicken sliders, slider sandwich
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Sandy


  • 9x13-inch Baking Dish
  • Small Saucepan
  • Pastry Brush
  • Frying Pan
  • Serving spatula


  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican Oregano (or regular oregano)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Diced Onion
  • 4 cups Cooked Chicken, shredded (a rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 2 cups Enchilada Sauce
  • 12 Slider Buns (Hawaiian Rolls work very well)
  • 2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Avocado, sliced (optional)


  • Gather together all of the ingredients and spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Melt the butter in a small pan and add 1 teaspoon of the garlic and the Mexican oregano and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Cut the rolls in half lengthwise and place the bottom half in the pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onions and remaining 2 teaspoons of the garlic over low heat until translucent, or brown them for more flavor.
  • Add the chicken to the onions and stir in the enchilada sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Spread the enchilada chicken mixture over the rolls edge to edge and top with the cheese.
  • Place the tops of the rolls on top the chicken and cheese.
  • Stir the butter mixture and brush over the tops of the rolls. Use all of it. Tent a piece of foil over the rolls and place in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes covered, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until the tops have slightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with the cilantro. Let cool just a few minutes before topping with avocado slices (optional). Use a spatula to serve the sliders.



  • Jazz up your sliders with some diced jalapenos, a slice of tomato or some guacamole.
  • It is important to cover with foil during the first part of baking or the tops of the rolls will burn before the sliders are ready.
  • Sliders aren’t just for game day! Take them to gatherings, or serve any night of the week for a quick dinner.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Calories are approximate.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 338kcal