Spicy Mexican Chicken Sliders

Spicy Mexican Chicken Sliders | @simplywhisked

The big game is right around the corner. Is your favorite team in the running for playoffs? Will you be cheering them on this February or will you be watching for the commercials? Either way, I’m sure you’re really excited for the food. Aren’t we all? I’ve been practicing my football food game by testing out some recipes early this year, and I think I’ve found my MVP – spicy Mexican chicken sliders.

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Spicy Mexican Chicken Sliders | @simplywhisked

To make these Mexican chicken sliders extra flavorful, I used Green Habanero Hot Sauce, fresh cilantro, green onion, cumin and garlic to create simple, but flavorful patties that can be baked in the oven (or grilled, if you want).

I think having the burgers prepped and ready to go makes hosting a football party so much simpler. You can even have the toppings all ready and the buns sliced, so you can actually watch a play or two – and some commercials.

This recipe is not dairy free. It was published before Simply Whisked went dairy free, but I have chosen not to remove it as a reference for incoming traffic. Feel free to swap dairy free substitutes for the ingredients to make it dairy free.

I topped our sliders with sliced American cheese, because it’s a classic and it seems appropriate for America’s favorite game. If you want to spice them up a little more, you should definitely try some pepperjack cheese, or leave the cheese off a few for your dairy-free friends.

Spicy Mexican Chicken Sliders | @simplywhisked

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Spicy Mexican Chicken Sliders | @simplywhisked

Spicy Mexican Chicken Sliders

  • Yield: 12 sliders 1x


For the sliders:

  • 2 pounds lean ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 23 tablespoons El Yucateco® Green Habanero Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Black pepper, to taste

For the toppings:

  • American cheese slices
  • Slider buns
  • Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • Sweet onion, sliced
  • Romaine or green leaf lettuce


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all burger ingredients until evenly combine.
  3. Divide mixture into evenly-sized slider patties. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F. If adding cheese, top patties with about 2 minutes left in baking time.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
Spicy Mexican Chicken Sliders | @simplywhisked

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  • Reply
    Adriana Lopez
    January 3, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Sliders are always a good idea for game day, yours looks very nice and tasty. I will have to make them soon. Thanks for your participation on this shop ~ client

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      January 3, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks! It was so much fun working with this sauce. It gave me so much flavor to work with 🙂

  • Reply
    Priyanka @Flavor Quotient
    January 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    They are so cute! I am definitely gonna make these cuties very very soon and being a chicken-lover family I am very sure this gonna be an instant favorite here!

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