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Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Sliders

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Sliders

Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Sliders are super flavorful, spicy, cheesy little sandwiches that are perfect game day food for your tailgating or "homegating" party!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chicken Sliders, Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Sliders, Mexican Chicken Sliders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 262kcal


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons fajita seasoning see below
  • 1 white or yellow onion sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 to 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with 1 teaspoon sauce from can
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes and chilies, drained
  • 12 small dinner rolls or small sandwich rolls split
  • 6 slices Cheddar Jack or Pepper Jack cheese

Fajita Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Butter Sauce for Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  • Place 4 large chicken breasts on a slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients to make the fajita seasoning mix.
  • Sprinkle seasoning over both sides of the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  • Add the sliced onions and red and green bell peppers on top of the chicken.
  • Pour in the tomato sauce, lime juice, chipotle chiles, and diced tomatoes and chiles.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 - 8 hours. Using two forks, shred the chicken breasts and stir thoroughly in the slow cooker.
  • In a 9 x 13 baking pan, place the bottom half of the rolls, cut side up, into the bottom of the pan.
  • Layer the Chipotle Lime Fajita Chicken and vegetables on top of the rolls.
  • Then place the slices of cheese on top of the chicken to cover everything.
  • Then top with the other half of the rolls.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, and minced garlic.
  • Brush on the melted butter mixture on top of the rolls.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 881IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 2mg