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Chicken Parmesan Sliders

These shortcut chicken parmesan sliders are a family favorite! A quick and delicious weeknight dinner that will be on repeat.

chicken parmesan sliders on a sheet pan

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Chicken Parmesan Sliders Recipe

We LOVE slider recipes! There are endless possibilities and flavor combinations…. both sweet and savory! What’s not to love about a slider?

When it comes to weeknight dinners we always want something quick and yummy! That’s why sliders are such a great option. They are hearty, quick to assemble, and flavor packed.

What are Chicken Parmesan Sliders?

These shortcut chicken parmesan sliders are a quicker way to make dinner for your family. Made using chicken nuggets, tomato sauce, cheese, and store bought slider buns they are a quick and easy dinner.

What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan Sliders

chicken parmesan sliders on a sheet pan

What is in Chicken Parmesan Sliders?

bowls with marinara, cheese, butter, parmesan, garlic, basil, parsley, chicken nuggets and slider buns to make chicken parmesan sliders
  • Marinara Sauce – store bought or homemade marinara sauce can be used for this recipe. We love using a jar of good quality store bought sauce. We always have a jar of pasta sauce in our pantry for easy dinners.
  • Cheese – we love to use provolone, mozzarella, or Havarti cheese… and the more cheese the better! You can use any sliced or shredded cheese you have in your fridge.
  • Butter – the buns are topped with a homemade garlic butter to give them even more flavour.
  • Parmesan – you cant’ have chicken parmesan without the parmesan!
  • Chicken Strips or Nuggets – for a shortcut recipe we use store bought chicken nuggets! You can find good quality chicken nuggets or strips at your local grocery store and they work great. Of course, you can also make homemade chicken strips, nuggets or cutlets for this recipe.
  • Slider Buns – any slider buns or dinner rolls work great. If you can find brioche or Hawaiian sweet rolls they are especially delicious because they add a subtle sweetness to the dish.
  • Garlic – we LOVE garlic! Garlic butter is brushed over the buns before they are baked.
  • Basil and Parsley – adds a great flavor to the garlic butter for the buns.
chicken parmesan sliders on a sheet pan

How to Make Chicken Parmesan Sliders

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assembling chicken parmesan sliders

1 Preheat oven to 350 °F.

2 If using store bought chicken nuggets, strips or chicken cutlets, bake them according to package directions. While they bake prepare the remaining ingredients.

3 In a small bowl stir together the melted butter, minced garlic, basil and parsley.

4 Slice the slider buns open and set the tops aside. Place the bottoms on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or tin foil for easier clean up.

5 Evenly distribute 1/2 of the marinara sauce on the bottoms of the buns.

6 Evenly distribute the cooked chicken over the bottoms of the buns.

assembling chicken parmesan sliders

7 Evenly distribute the remaining marinara sauce over the chicken.

8 Sprinkle ¼ cup of the parmesan cheese over top of the sauce.

9 Evenly distribute the sliced cheese over top of the sauced chicken.

10 Place the tops of the buns back on top. Brush the garlic butter over top of the buns.

11 Bake the sliders for 10-15 minutes, or until the tops are lightly toasted and the cheese is nice and melted.

12 Remove from the oven. Optional: garnish with additional shredded parmesan cheese. Serve with additional marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

chicken parmesan sliders on a sheet pan

FAQs Chicken Parmesan Sliders

How to reheat Chicken Parmesan Sliders?

Oven Baked – place the sliders on a sheet pan and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
Microwave – place the sliders on a microwave safe plate and heat for about 1 minute.
Air Fryer – transfer the sliders to the air fryer and cook at 350°F for 6-8 minutes.

How to store?

Store the cooled sliders in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Can I make these ahead?

Yes! This is a great make ahead recipe. You can assemble the sliders up to 1 day in advance and store them in the fridge, just don’t brush the garlic butter on top yet. Just before serving, remove the sliders from the fridge, microwave the garlic butter to melt it and brush over the tops of the bun. Bake the sliders covered with foil at 350°F for 10 minutes to warm the centers, and then uncover for about 5-8 minutes to toast the buns. Serve and enjoy!

Can I freeze these?

Yes! This is a great freezer friendly recipe, perfect for meal prep and leftovers. Transfer the cooled sliders to a freezer safe container or Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw the sliders in the fridge overnight and then bake the sliders covered with foil at 350°F for 10 minutes to warm the centers, and then uncover for about 5-8 minutes to toast the buns. Serve and enjoy!

chicken parmesan sliders on a sheet pan

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– Sab

chicken parmesan sliders on a sheet pan

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

These shortcut chicken parmesan sliders are a family favorite! A quick and delicious weeknight dinner that will be on repeat.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12 Sliders
Calories 278 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 12 slider buns, or dinner rolls
  • 12 chicken nuggets, or 10-12 chicken strips or 8-10 chicken cutlets
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, storebought or homemade
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 12 slices provolone cheese, or mozzarella, Swiss, Havarti
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp parsley

Garnish

  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Marinara Sauce, for dipping, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • If using store bought 12 chicken nuggets, strips or chicken cutlets, bake them according to package directions. While they bake prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • In a small bowl stir together the melted 2 tbsp butter, minced 1 clove garlic, 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp parsley.
  • Slice the 12 slider buns open and set the tops aside. Place the bottoms on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or tin foil for easier clean up.
  • Evenly distribute 1/2 of the marinara sauce on the bottoms of the buns.
  • Evenly distribute the cooked chicken over the bottoms of the buns.
  • Evenly distribute the remaining marinara sauce over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the ½ cup parmesan cheese over top of the sauce.
  • Evenly distribute the 12 slices provolone cheese over top of the sauced chicken.
  • Place the tops of the buns back on top. Brush the garlic butter over top of the buns.
  • Bake the sliders for 10-15 minutes, or until the tops are lightly toasted and the cheese is nice and melted.
  • Remove from the oven. Optional: garnish with additional shredded parmesan cheese. Serve with additional marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
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NUTRITION

Calories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 16gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 751mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 498IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 221mgIron: 2mg
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