Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Molly Findlay
Hands-on Time
32 Mins
Total Time
32 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 2 sliders)

With homemade muffins, a crispy panko topping, fresh guacamole, and crispy bacon, you've got to try these Southwest Crispy Chicken Sliders.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare muffins, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Combine buttermilk, butter, and 1 egg, stirring well. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in cheese and jalapeño. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 17 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove muffins from pan; cool on a wire rack. Cut muffins in half crosswise.

Step 3

To prepare chicken, place panko in a shallow dish. Combine fat-free milk and 1 egg in a shallow dish, stirring well. Split each chicken breast in half lengthwise to form 2 cutlets; cut each piece in half, crosswise, to form 12 pieces. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Dip chicken in egg mixture; dredge in panko. Coat panko lightly with cooking spray. Add 6 chicken cutlets to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden and done. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 6 chicken cutlets, and cooking spray.

Step 4

To prepare additional ingredients, combine avocado and lime juice; mash to desired consistency. Stir in bacon. Place 2 muffin bottom halves on each of 6 plates. Divide avocado mixture evenly among muffins; top each slider with 1 chicken cutlet and 1 tomato slice. Sprinkle tomato evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper; top with muffin tops.

Ratings & Reviews

jameyadams's Review

September 18, 2012
It looks a lot better than it is. Too labor-intensive for the results.

wuttja's Review

August 21, 2012
This was a lot more work and took quite a bit more time than I thought it would. The biscuits had little flavor, but overall it was just ok. Don't see myself making this again.

wafoodie77's Review

April 19, 2013
Wow, our family loved these sliders. Yes, they are very labor-intensive, which is the only reason I didn't give 5 stars. I couldn't make these on a weeknight without serious help! But they were delicious and came out just like the picture. Will make again when I have time!

culinaryclique's Review

July 09, 2012

jillymo's Review

June 05, 2014
I can't see the trouble to make the corn muffins ... but wouldn't it also be great on a good english muffin?