I liked these that a local restaurant chain made so much, I came up with my own take on this. Blackened chicken with a chipotle aioli and caramelized onion just complement each other well. These are good mini-sized or meal-sized. It's easy to prep ingredients ahead of time and just cook the chicken when you are ready. For large sandwiches, cut each chicken breast into 2 pieces.

Christina S. Wall
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix white wine, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce together in a resealable bag; add chicken and seal bag. Marinate chicken in the refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours.

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  • Mix 1 tablespoon salt, onion powder, sugar, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and oregano together in a bowl for the blackened seasoning; transfer to a shaker or an air-tight container.

  • Place mayonnaise, chives, garlic, 1 teaspoon lime juice, ground chipotle pepper, salt, and black pepper in a food processor; pulse together until chives are minced and aioli is smooth and evenly mixed. Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter together in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until onion is very tender and dark brown, about 30 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  • Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Spray chicken pieces with cooking spray and sprinkle all sides with blackened seasoning.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet; cook chicken until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side.

  • Assemble sliders by layering a piece of chicken, a strip of Cheddar cheese, and a spoonful of caramelized onion onto the bottom of each bun. Place a dollop of aioli on the top portion of bun before placing atop onion layer, forming a sandwich.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade and blackening seasoning ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade and seasoning consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

1046 calories; 53.7 g total fat; 124 mg cholesterol; 3532 mg sodium. 74.2 g carbohydrates; 45 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2013
I may be biased as this was my recipe but I love it. Yes it can be a very spicy seasoning rub but you can put as little or as much as youd like or use something different to suit your tastes as others have done. I am so glad so many people are enjoying this recipe! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2013
I may be biased as this was my recipe but I love it. Yes it can be a very spicy seasoning rub but you can put as little or as much as youd like or use something different to suit your tastes as others have done. I am so glad so many people are enjoying this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2013
I may be biased as this was my recipe but I love it. Yes it can be a very spicy seasoning rub but you can put as little or as much as youd like or use something different to suit your tastes as others have done. I am so glad so many people are enjoying this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2013
This was a great starting point for a fabulous recipe! We used lemon instead of lime juice in the marinade only 1 cup of white wine (per other reviews) and probably marinated it for only 6 hours but it turned out perfectly. We used a blackening seasoning we already had and the chicken was the hit of our dinner party. We had lots of compliments on the aioli though we did substitute ancho chili powder instead of chipotle due to availability. Thank you so much for the great recipe - these fabulous chicken sandwiches will definitely be making it into our regular recipe rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
Delicious chicken sliders! Messy but yummy! They had a great flavor although not for the faint of heart when it comes to spice. One cup of white wine would have been plenty for the marinade. I only marinaded about 4 hours and it was still delicious. I'm sure it would be even better if it marinated overnight. The blackened seasoning was salty and spicy. I like a medium level of spiciness and next time I would cut cayenne in half as well as the salt. I served these on small onion rolls with arugula and sliced tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2013
The chicken is very tasty. The overall taste is interesting (unusual and good). But 5 stars? No. This isn't the sort of thing you make when your mother-in-law visits so that you can secretly smirk when she takes her first bite. This isn't as good as the best chicken sandwich I've ever tasted. It's an above-average chicken sandwich that requires a considerably above-average effort and list of ingredients to put together. Definitely worth trying but definitely not worth 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2013
These were excellent! I didn't change anything about the recipe as it was well written and very clear other than I used a smokey sharp cheese and mini ciabatta rolls that I brushed with olive oil and grilled a bit for some crunch. I have been battling some serious stomach issues and I didn't find these to spicy they had a good balance of flavor. We inhaled these and we will be making them again. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2013
The first time I made these I thought they were delicious but my husnamd didn't care for them. This inspired me for a great sandwich the second time around and it cut the prep time down to practically nothing and my husband liked them even more. I was in a crunch so I skipped the marinade and blackended seasoning and just seasoned the chicken with salt pepper garlic powder and creole seasoning (you don't need much as the mayo is already so flavorful). I replaced the onions with a slaw that added great crunch (bagged cabbage and added oil vinegar lime juice salt pepper and a bit of sugar). I then topped the sandwich with some thick slices of bacon and the mayo as written int the recipe and they were amazing! The mayo is incredible...definitely the star of the show and can make anything delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2013
I made these today! I made the recipe exactly as is and they were awesome. I served them to a group of picky eaters for the playoff game. There were none left! Next time I will use only one cup of wine and a little less smoked chipotle. That is just for personal preference. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2013
I thought this was a cool idea! I used chicken tenders and made mini sliders. To get the best flavor out of the onions you need to caramelize them slowly and until they're a rich brown. The chipotle was a nice addition too. Thanks for sharing.:o) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2013
Made this for Recipe Group...We really enjoyed these sandwiches but I did make 2 changes. After reading through the reviews I reduced the amount of wine to 1/2 cup and I did not use the seasoning but instead used Penzy's 'Northwoods Seasoning'. I did not want these too spicy b/c my little guy was eating these w/ us and I was afraid that the seasoning w/ the aioli would be too much heat for him. I made these into regular sized sandwiches. The family thought this was a nice change form the usual way we have chicken sandwiches and I will be mkaing them again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More