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Jalapeño Cheddar Chicken Sliders

With spicy jalapeños and cheddar cheese mixed right in, these chicken sliders will not disappoint and are are perfect for your next party or potluck. Makes 8-10, depending on the size of your slider buns.

Course Appetizer
Type American

What You'll Need

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 jalapeños small diced
  • 1 shallot small diced (or ¼ of a red onion)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Slider buns

Optional toppings:

  • Avocado slices
  • Sliced red onion or shallot
  • Pickled jalapeños

What to Do

  1. In a skillet, heat 2 tsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the jalapeños and shallot, and saute for 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened. Place in a small bowl, and set aside to cool slightly. (Note: You can skip this step if you’d like, but I prefer the texture this way!) Wipe out the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground chicken, pepper and shallot, shredded cheddar, breadcrumbs, chili powder, egg, and about ½ tsp each salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix together until it is all evenly mixed.
  3. Form the mixture into 8-10 golf ball sized patties. (Note: this is approximate and will depend on the size of your slider buns!)
  4. Add enough olive oil to a large, non-stick skillet to cover the bottom of the pan, and heat over medium heat. The exact amount will depend on your pan, but I used about a tablespoon.
  5. When the oil is hot, add the chicken patties to the pan, being careful not to overcrowd. There should be about an inch of space around each patty. Work in batches if necessary.
  6. Cook each patty 4-5 minutes per side, until they are a deep brown color and cooked through. (Use an instant read thermometer to ensure they reach 165 degrees). Cover the cooked patties with aluminum foil to keep them warm.
  7. Serve on a toasted slider bun. Just before serving, squeeze a lime wedge over the patties. Top with whatever you like! I liked the texture of sliced avocado on these.