Chipotle Chicken Elote Sliders


Fit for a crowd these buttery sliders boast big flavor stuffed with tender chipotle chicken perfectly seasoned with a blend of spices. With salty cojita cheese and sweet sun dried tomatoes lacing these party ready sliders pack a punch of flavor with each bite. Crunchy tortilla strips and bright bursts of elote top this mini chicken sandwich.

Total Cook Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6

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Bella Products Used:

Sun Dried Tomato Chipotle Topper Sauce 8.5 oz

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Sun Dried Tomato Chipotle Topper Sauce 7 oz

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Chipotle Chicken

  • 1 tbsp Bella Sun Luci Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ¼ lbs boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 c chicken broth made from chicken base
  • 1 8.5 oz jar Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Chipotle Topper & Sauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 12-pack slider buns
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 c Mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • ¾ - 1c tri-color tortilla strips
  • 1 tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp cotija cheese
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped


  • ½ tsp ground chipotle chili
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 tsp black pepper, divided


  • 2 c cooked corn
  • ¼ c cotija cheese
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


Seasoning Mix

  1. In a small bowl, combine ground chipotle chili, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cinnamon, ¾ teaspoon salt and ¾ teaspoon pepper.

Chipotle Chicken

  1. In a large bowl, toss the seasoning mix with the chicken thighs.
  2. Heat Bella Sun Luci Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large saucepan. On medium to high heat, sauté the chicken thighs about 5 minutes each side or until light brown. Reduce heat to medium and carefully pour the chicken broth over the chicken thighs. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium heat until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from saucepan to a bowl. Shred the chicken with two forks or allow to cool enough to shred by hand.
  3. Add Bella Sun Luci SunDried Tomato Chipotle Topper & Sauce to the saucepan. Bring to a boil. Continue cooking uncovered for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return the shredded chicken to the saucepan. Use the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper to adjust for seasoning. *Note: You may need more or less salt depending on how salty the broth you use. Adjust accordingly.


  1. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the elote. In a medium size bowl combine corn, cotija cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Keep in refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Slider Buns
  3. Preheat oven 375 degrees. Slice the slider buns in half. Pretreat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Place slider buns on the baking sheet inside faced up. Spread 2 cups of shredded cheese on the top bun side. Bake slider buns for 10 minutes in a 375-degree oven until light golden brown.
  4. Slider Assembly
  5. Distribute the shredded chicken evenly on bottom buns. Next, spread elote evenly over the shredded chicken. Top with preferred amount of tortilla strips, and then top buns. Brush the butter over the tops of the buns. Sprinkle sliders with the cotija cheese and cilantro. Serve immediately.

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