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Stove Top Chicken Fajitas Sliders

November 24, 2014

A tower of tender pull apart stove top cooked chicken with that delicious slow cooked flavour on top of a delicious gluten free homemade bun, piled high with grilled peppers, onions, jalapenos, black bean salsa, fresh avocados, rocket and dripping with con queso cheese.

Chicken Fajitas Sliders-Bam's Kitchen

Oh yeah! Now that's a chicken fajitas slider sandwich! You best arm yourself with a handful of napkins as these little babies are juicy and delicious.

Chicken Fajitas Sliders-Bam's Kitchen

After my eldest son took at least a million photos of his chicken fajitas sliders and posted them on instagram, facebook, you know all the usual social media platforms.  He finally took his first bite.  He said "Mom, these are good, I mean REALLY good" Well that about made my day! Not only do I have someone that understands the importance of getting that perfect photo before you take that first bite but he is also turning into a foodie. I am sure you can probably search for his Chicken Fajitas Sliders on instragram under the hashtags such as #sickofwaiting3hourswhilemymomgetsagoodphototosoIcaneatmydinner... or something like that.  I love my boys!

Chicken Fajitas Sliders-Bam's Kitchen

This recipe evolved out of necessity. I was in the process of baking my Gluten-Free Herbes de Provence Buns  and I also wanted to make slow cooked pull apart chicken. I have been craving that lately since the temperatures are a little cooler. You can't set the oven to be two completely different temperatures at the same time. No, I do not have a double oven, only in my dreams. I also do not have a slow cooker. I really had a hankering for some slow cooked chicken and needed to get it going soon as it usually takes hours to cook. Hmmm..... brainstorming....

Chicken Fajitas Sliders_Bam's Kitchen

Then wahla, the whole concept of poaching came to mind well kind of a BAM's pickup poaching on the stove top. I started out with a wee little bit of a marinade time with lots of delicious TEX mex spices while I carmelized some onions and garlic in a pan. I performed a quick pan sear of the chicken on both sides for a little color. Then I added some chicken broth and more seasoning and let it simmer for about 45 minutes and it was fall apart perfectly tender and delicious. I used chicken tenders as that is what I had on hand but you could also use chicken breasts.

Chicken Fajitas Sliders-Bam's Kitchen

Just on a side note, if you are looking for some new and ingenious ways to disguise your turkey meat leftovers, all you would need to do is to warm up a few slices of turkey with a little turkey juice and some Tex Mex spices and you are in business. Turkey Fajitas sliders would be awesome!

If you have a slow cooker, then you can add everything except reduce the liquid by half and cook on low before you leave for work and when you come home you will have a pot of chicken deliciousness waiting for you.

Chicken Fajitas Sliders-Bam's Kitchen

You can't have a fajitas without all of the delicious toppings so I quickly grilled some onions, tri-colored peppers and even some jalapenos. I made some quick and delicious blackbean acme salsa, prepared some rocket, avocado slices and con queso cheese for my boys (Hold the cheese for dairy-free or vegans).

Chicken Fajitas Sliders-Bam's Kitchen

You can eat these delicious chicken fajitas sliders in a flour or corn tortilla or can try one of my Gluten-Free Herbes de Provence Buns  or just one of your favorite store bought buns.

Chicken Fajitas Sliders-Bam's Kitchen

I could just eat the chicken fajitas mix by the forkful right out of the pan but the toppings on the fajitas really make this sandwich up and over the top- literally speaking. This chicken fajitas slider sandwich is a mouthful. This dish is super easy to prepare. However, cut yourself some slack over the holidays and buy already prepared salsa, guacamole and your buns or wraps or other toppings from the market already prepared and the rest is a breeze. The only real issue is how your going to get that piled high sandwich in your mouth. Where there is a will, there is a way!

Chicken Fajitas Sliders-Bam's Kitchen

If you want to make my homemade salsa from scratch it really is a breeze especially if you have a food processor. I use a pre-made taco mix that you can get in the grocery store to save time but you can make your own and check out Gimme Me Some Oven's DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning. 

Will you be entertaining out of town guests for several days  before or after the holiday? Stove Top Chicken Fajitas Sliders can be served up buffet style and let everyone help themselves. I think they will love it so much they will all volunteer to help with clean up. Well that would be lovely don't you think?

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Stove Top Chicken Fajitas Sliders

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November 24, 2014

A tower of tender pull apart chicken on top of a delicious gluten free homemade bun, piled high with grilled peppers, onions, jalapenos, black bean salsa, fresh avocados, rocket and dripping with con queso cheese. Adapted from Housewife Glamour

  • Cook: 1 hr

Ingredients

Stove Top Pull Apart Chicken

onion - 1 small or about 1/2 cup chopped

garlic - 2 cloves minced

olive oil - 2 tablespoon (1 tablespoon for onions to sauté and 1 for the marinade)

chicken tenderloins - 10 (or about 1 pound and 1/4)

taco seasoning - 1.5 tablespoons or to taste (from a packet or make your own homemade-see post for details)

chicken broth - 2 cups

salt and pepper - to taste

lime juice - juice of 1 lime

Tex Mex toppings

olive oil - 1 tablespoon

bell peppers - 3 sliced in circles on the side (I used red, green and yellow bell peppers)

onion - 1 sliced in circles

salt and pepper - to taste

avocado - 1 sliced in wedges (sprinkled with a little lime juice to prevent browning)

rocket (arugula) - 1.5 cups or as needed

Black Bean Acme Salsa

tomatoes - 3 chopped

onion - 1/4 cup chopped

garlic - 1

cilantro (coriander) - handful

lime juice - 1

salt and pepper - to taste

jalapeno - 1 deseeded (optional or to taste)

corn - 1/2 cup

black beans - 1/2 cup

Sandwich Buns

buns - 12 small slider buns (I used my gluten-free herbes de provence buns but you can also use tortillas or any buns you wish)

Directions

1Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan or dutch oven that has a lid and sauté onions and garlic until translucent and aromatic. In the mean time, place your chicken tenderloins in a bowl or plastic bag and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, taco seasoning  (or make your own homemade taco seasoning) and shake or stir to coat the chicken with the marinade. By this time, your onions should be cooked perfectly. Sprinkle with a little of fresh lime juice. Keep warm.

2Place your chicken breast in the pan with the onions and do a light sear on both sides, just to give it a little colour. Add the chicken broth to cover and salt and pepper to taste. Place the lid on top just until it boils and then turn down to a low simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes or until fork tender. Shred chicken and let simmer for about another 10 to 15 minutes in the delicious juices.

3While the chicken is cooking, prepare the toppings. 1) Saute the bell peppers and onions with a little bit of olive oil and season to taste just until a little golden brown on the edges but still a little crispy. Set aside. Slice your avocado and sprinkle with a little lime juice to prevent browning.

4Make your homemade black bean acme salsa. (If purchasing salsa from the store just skip to step 5)  In the food processor add chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper and jalapeño (or to taste or desired heat level) and chop in food processor until coarsely chopped. Stir in corn and black beans. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

5Assembly- Place your opened bun (tortilla) on your plate. Add a layer of delicious stove top pull apart chicken. Then add some black bean acme salsa, a layer of sautéed bell peppers and onions, avocado slices, (con queso cheese if not vegan or dairy-free) rocket, and anything else your little heart desire. Finally add the lid to your bun. Enjoy!

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  • My mouth isn’t that big but by golly, I’d give it a good try! I love everything about this sandwich. Calling it a slider is good because it should be sliding down my throat now. 🙂

  • Oh my! I adore this dish. With the warmer weather, the salads and salsas are top of the dinner list in my kitchen. Love that you turned them into sliders, everything tastes better when its served as a mini. LOL! Lots of parties and entertaining happening in my world this next month.

  • kitchenriffs

    Wow! That’s a big sandwich. Just a snack for one of your boys, I realize, but more than a meal for me. 😉 Really nice — thanks so much.

  • Love that your kids are getting into the foodie side of eating. This sounds like a delicious meal Bobbi 🙂

  • Wowzer! This is a gorgeous sandwich, you know my boy (and his dad) would love to chow down on this one! Love those stacked layers.. this is a work of art:)

  • Pass It over to me..

  • That seriously is a food porn! so drooling right now

  • hotlyspiced

    I love how these are stacked super-high with so many colours and flavours. You have great boys! And how lovely that they adore your cooking and want to share it all over social media. These sliders must have so much flavour and be a meal in themselves xx

  • Bobbi this slider had me drooling in front of my computer screen! Do you deliver overseas?

  • Wow Bam, these look incredible and how awesome to get your boys approval for the meal. \
    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  • Kathleen Richardson

    Stop, BAM, you’re seriously making me salivate!!

    • Kathleen Richardson

      Hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to see what you prepare.

      • Bams Kitchen

        Happy Thanksgiving Kathleen! I hope that you can be with your beautiful family as I know they will love mom’s cooking. Take Care, BAM

  • Wow, Bobbi, this is just amazing and I know I’m going to dream about this until I make it! You are so creative and your photography is gorgeous. It truly feels like I can pull that out of the screen! And I sure wish I could. Great combination of flavours. I can only imagine how fantastic each bite must be!

  • shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    Haha – I love your idea of your son’s #! Haha – he and my daughter would agree!
    But Bobbie – these sound incredible – love the taco seasoning and lime combo on the chicken – and what a brilliant idea to use leftover turkey!
    Happy Thanksgiving dear!

  • These sliders look incredible! And I love the photos! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Bobbi!

  • Super yummy! These look ah-mazing!

  • BAM, I am loving your boys too, and this incredible tower of a sandwich. Who is going to see that and not click here to check out the recipe! That chicken looks so darn good! But all the components together make it truly memorable. I share your feeling of pride when your child loves your food. I can see they never go hungry at your house. : )

  • I might try this with my turkey leftovers! This is brilliant!

  • This is not fair Bam… it’s lunch time over here and I’m starving… I wish I could be there and have one of those burger. I can eat it in 2 bites, no jokes!

  • I saw these on google plus and a little part of me died – how gorgeous do they look! I love the stacking you have done and the vibrant colours 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  • Wow! Look at high tall these are! They look awesome – so flavorful!

  • Eha

    Happy Thanksgiving to the max, Bobbi! This delightfully colourful mixture would disappear into a tortilla in my case methinks 🙂 !

    • Bams Kitchen

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too my dearest Eha! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.

  • This is one gorgeous slider turning to a big feast! I love its great flavor and the tender chicken in it! I probably cannot wait to have big bite before taking pictures! 🙂

  • These sliders look fantastic! Really delicious. You knocked this one out of the park!

  • These.Look.AWESOME! I love fajitas, but sliders?! Such a brilliant idea!

  • My goodness, that is a mouthful. Loving this sandwich. I wish I had one now to taste. Beautiful photos too. Hopefully what I sent to Robyn will get rid of your ; problem. I tracked it down and sen her a screenshot where I think is your problem….Let me know..

  • Dear BAM,

    That pulled chicken looks good enough to eat on its own and it might not last for it to get to the burger!

  • Holy cow…or I mean holy chicken! That is one big whopper (and please pass on my compliments to the photographer). Now how in the world did you get your mouth around that baby? Other than the jalapeños, I can’t think of anything I’d want to leave out so I guess I’d have to sit on it first.

  • These sliders are awesome!!! A bite of one of these and my mouth would be very happy!

  • EYE-POPPING, Bobbi! They look great and sound wonderful but HOW do you ever fit those in your mouth???

  • Oh, my gosh, what a terrific sandwich! I love fajitas but generally serve them in the summer…no need to wait now 🙂

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  • Jim

    I am definitely going to try this one. We’re leaving tomorrow to visit my daughter and family. I’ll make this for my grandchildren. Both of them like Taco Salad so this one is a natural for them. I’m thinking about a lime, roasted garlic aioli to go on the sliders. Do you think that will work?

    • Bams Kitchen

      Enjoy your holiday weekend with your family! I am sure they will love anything you make for them but a lime roasted aoili sauce on top of the sliders sounds so good. Let me know how it works out. Take Care, BAM

      • Jim

        Just finished dinner and all I have to say is, this recipe is excellent! Everyone loved it and both of my grandchildren made multiple trips to the well. Thanks for another great recipe. I do have to say, that the lime, roasted garlic aioli was perfect with it and it’s so simple to make. It’s just 3/4 cup of mayo, one head of roasted garlic mashed and two tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice. It went perfectly on the sliders. I did not make the salsa but I did do the peppers, onions, avocados and tomatoes. Your the best! Have a great holiday weekend.

        • Bams Kitchen

          Thanks so much Jim! I bet your lime and roasted garlic aioli was the biggest hit as it sounds amazing and I will have to make this soon. I am delighted your family enjoyed the stove top chicken fajitas sliders! Wishing you and your family and very safe and happy long holiday weekend. Will the Easter bunny be visiting for the grand kids? Take Care, BAM

          • Jim

            The grandchildren and the Bunny have somewhat parted company. My granddaughter is a freshman in high school and my grandson is in junior high. They will, however, both accept the gifts that will be here for them on Easter morning, even if they weren’t left by a rabbit. When we were here for Christmas, I taught my granddaughter how to make chocolate mousse, so we’ll see if we can get her to make a treat for the adults. Enjoy the holiday!

          • Bams Kitchen

            Can you believe it or not my boys (teenagers) begged for the “Easter Bunny” to come and hide the Easter eggs this weekend!?!? I guess some traditions are just to fun to stop. I like the idea of starting new traditions like making chocolate mousse. Wishing you and your family a very blessed holiday weekend.

  • Jim

    As my wife was going out the door to do some shopping yesterday, I asked her what she would like for dinner. You guessed it, she said that she would like to have the chicken sliders again. We may have created a monster. Because I like to try different recipes, we very seldom eat the same meal twice but this is one of the exceptions to that rule. The beauty of this recipe is that you can change it up every time that you make it just by changing the toppings. So it doesn’t have to ever be the same. Yesterday, I went with Swiss cheese, onions and mushrooms sautéed in butter, olive oil and white wine, sliced black olives sliced tomatoes and of course, lime/roasted garlic aioli. It was terrific! Thanks again for a wonderful and versatile recipe.

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