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This recipe is one of the fantastic uses for our delicious Pulled Mexican Chicken recipe. If you’ve come to this page from that recipe, welcome! If you’ve just stumbled upon this recipe from Google or somewhere else, please stick around! This is a super simple recipe for Pulled Chicken Sliders that is packed full of yummy Mexican Spices we know you’ll love!

Pulled Chicken is a great way to cook Chicken Breast. Slow cooking a lovely piece of Chicken in a spicy sauce allows the Chicken to become intensely flavored with all of the sauces goodness. By slow cooking the Chicken you are slowly breaking down the fibers in the meat, which allows for the shredding or ‘pulling’ technique. This leaves you with some amazingly tender pieces of Chicken that work so well in Sliders

Who doesn’t love a good Slider?

Sliders must be one of the most fun appetizers to eat. They’re super easy to handle, so perfect to serve at a party with friends. They’re also at most 3-4 bites each, so totally manageable for an appetizer before a big meal. You can get creative on accompaniments in the Sliders too, from sweet and spicy sauces to a range of fun, tasty fillings

 For our Pulled Chicken Sliders recipe, we’ve opted for the classic pairing of Chicken with Slaw. A classic Southern pairing if we ever saw one! The acidic hit of fresh Coleslaw marries perfectly with the spicy, sweet flavors of the Chicken, which has been slow cooked in a beautiful Chipotle Sauce

The secret to this delicious dish is in the Spicy Chipotle Sauce

To bring those amazing Mexican flavors is quite simple. Just use a few key ingredients and you’ll instantly transport the dish to those familiar Mexican flavors we all know and love. The spice trio of Cumin, Coriander Powder, and Paprika are a powerhouse of flavor. Combine these spices with the amazing ingredient of Chipotles in Adobo Sauce and it’s Mexican Fiesta time!

Chipotles in Adobo Sauce are a great ingredient. You don’t need a whole lot of it either to completely transform a dish. They bring out an amazing smoky, sweet, rich flavor to the sauce, which the Chicken just drinks up when slow cooked in it

The Best Buns to use? Martin’s Potato Rolls of course!

If you’ve frequented several of our recipes you would know by now how much we’re fans of Martin’s Potato Rolls. They are little Buttery Buns of pure magic, and taste simply amazing with this dish. If you can, get your hands on the Slider buns as they’re a little easier to control portions. If you’ve got a massive appetite, or want to serve this dish as the main course, then go with the standard rolls

Pulled Chicken Sliders bun
The famous Martin’s Potato Rolls make these Pulled Chicken Sliders the perfect appetizer

The photos in this recipe are using the standard buns because we’ve got big appetites!

Recipe Details


4 people

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

1 hour

Total time

1 hour, 10 minutes

Pulled Chicken Sliders Recipe


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 8 Potato Rolls
  • 1 tbsp. Chipotle in Adobo Sauce
  • ½ Brown Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • ½ a Bell Pepper, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, finely diced
  • 16 oz. (400g) Canned Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • ½ tsp. White Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise
  • Salt

For the Coleslaw

  • 1 Green Apple, shredded
  • ¼ Red Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Carrot, shredded
  • 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Salt


  1. Heat the Oil in a medium sized Pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the Brown Onion and cook for 2-3 minutes
  2. Add the Cumin, Coriander Powder, Paprika, Garlic, and Bell Peppers and cook for a further 1 minute. Add the Canned Tomatoes, Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, Chicken Stock, Sugar, 1 tsp. of Salt and 1 tsp. of Pepper
  3. Bring the Sauce to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Add the Chicken Breasts ensuring they are fully emerged in the liquid. Cover and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Remove the Chicken from the heat and set aside to cool. Continue to cook the sauce to reduce it. We want a thicker consistency sauce, so increate the heat to medium and cook for a further 15 minutes
  5. When the Chicken has cooled enough to touch, carefully tear apart the Chicken along its natural fibers to create long strands of Chicken pieces. If the Chicken will not pull, place it back into the sauce, reduce the heat and continue to cook for a further 15 – 20 minutes
  6. Once the sauce has reduced to a thick consistency, place the pulled Chicken pieces back into the sauce. Mix through well, remove from heat, and set aside

Pulled Chicken Sliders close up
A simple slaw made of Green Apple, Red Cabbage, and Carrot pairs great with the Chicken in the Pulled Chicken Sliders

To make the Coleslaw

  1. Combine the Apple, Red Cabbage, Carrot, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Salt in a bowl and mix well to combine. Check for seasoning and adjust if necessary

Preparing the Pulled Chicken Sliders

  1. Layer the Sliders with a generous amount of Pulled Chicken at the bottom, followed by the Coleslaw, and finished with approximately 1 tsp. of Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise per slider (regular Mayonnaise will also work well)

These Pulled Chicken Sliders are a great appetizer to pair well with many of our other amazing Appetizer recipes found here

This recipe does differ slightly from our Pulled Mexican Chicken recipe so if you’ve tried both we’d love to hear from you which version you preferred!

Happy Cooking!

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