ちょっと here have a double consonant "t" . In double consonant the small つ is read as a silent speech(which will be symbolized by "_" for this question). Is it... Cho_to or chot_to or both?
ちょっと is pronounced chot_to, the consonant after っ is always doubled and put on both sides of the silent speech.
Here is a good video which explains this really well I think and shows you the pronunciation as well.
I hope this helps