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Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns

Rotisserie chicken, melty jack cheese with a spicy chili sauce, these baked sliders are irresistible! They are the perfect addition to any tailgate or potluck.

Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns

As you can see!  I just got home from the grocery store, turned around to make this recipe and BAM! Roll suckerupper alert!

Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns

In celebration of meeting the Kings Hawaiian peeps and sucking down a few dozen of their rolls while I was in Miami (I’ve got the tummy roll to prove it!) I’ve come up with this tasty cheesy sandwich that is sure to be a hit at your next potluck or just for an easy delicious lunch or dinner option for your family! (pssst notice the hole in my dish where the missing roll shoulda been?!)

Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns

 This recipe is a play on this Cilantro Chili Bread, which I might add you need to serve with BBQ ribs at some point this summer. Trust me! This sauce is lip smackin’ good let me tell you!  I just used a rotisserie chicken and shredded the meat, making this recipe super simple.  Everyone in my family loved these sandwiches!

Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns

Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns are perfect for sharing!  I used my fingers, but I  have to warn you, you may need to serve them with a fork!

cheesy chili chicken sliders in baking dish

Cheesy Chicken Chili Buns

Pulled chicken and cheese on Hawaiian rolls baked in a delicious cilantro chili lime sauce
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Course easy dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sandwiches


  • 1 package Kings Hawaiian original sweet buns 12 count package
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup Chili Sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper more if you like
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh Cilantro + additional for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Pull roast chicken from the bone and shred. You will need 4 cups of chicken total.
  • Slice buns in half and lay the bottom half in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Evenly distribute the chicken over the bottom half of the buns.
  • Spread grated Monterey jack cheese over chicken, and cover with top buns.
  • In a small sauce pan add butter, and garlic over low heat melt butter and whisk together with garlic. When butter is melted whisk in chili sauce and spices. Allow mixture to come to a low boil, then remove from heat and add in cilantro.
  • Pour sauce evenly over chicken sandwiches, cover with foil, place in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and allow to bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from pan and serve.


Note: This sandwich is amazing served with my Spicy Ginger Cole Slaw.
Keyword blue cheese, chicken, chili, Hawaiian rolls, sliders
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    1. Thanks Nikki, but they randomly pick one recipe from all the entrants….so keep your fingers crossed for me!