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Chipotle Chicken & Cotija Sliders

A recipe for little chicken burgers.

You can find this recipe at El Restaurante

Chipotle Chicken & Cotija Sliders

Recipe and photo courtesy of The California Milk Advisory Board.

2 whole (8-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1 t. olive oil

2 t. chipotle chile powder

1/2 t. salt

6 (1-1/2 oz.) slices Real California cotija cheese

1/4 c. tomatillo salsa

6 (3-in.) round rolls, split and toasted

Brush chicken with oil; sprinkle with chile powder and salt.

Heat a grill pan; when hot, grill chicken about 4 minutes on each side, or until grill marks form and chicken is cooked through. Grill cheese about 1 minute on each side or until grill marks form. Cut each chicken breast into 6 slices on the diagonal. Place 2 slices chicken on bottom of each roll. Top with 2 teaspoons salsa and 1 slice grilled cheese; close roll.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 338 calories; 13 g fat; 99 mg cholesterol; 1133 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 31 g protein


El Restaurante

El Restaurante magazine was founded in 1997, and is read by over 25,000 owners and managers of Mexican and Latin restaurants in the United States. The magazine is published five times per year by Maiden Name Press, LLC in Chicago, Illinois.

El Restaurante also publishes a monthly e-newsletter, eMex, and maintains the popular website

El Restaurante is edited by Kathleen Furore, a veteran journalist. She has been the editor since the magazine was founded. Kathleen can be reached at 708-267-0023 or

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