The ultimate handheld slider sandwiches are Herbed Chicken Parmesan Sliders.  They are made with ground chicken, not traditional breaded chicken, and are perfect for a crowd or when you want a lighter dinner.  Top with melted mozzarella cheese, fresh marinara sauce, and crisp basil, and you have the perfect slider!  I think the sliders taste best on toasted ciabatta rolls (who doesn’t love ciabatta?) but slider buns will also work just fine.  The ciabatta makes the sliders feel more authentic and Italian.

The recipe can be found here.

My first step is to bake the ciabatta rolls.  I buy bake and serve rolls, so I always get that out of the way before I prep any of the other ingredients.  Then I set them aside to cool while working on the rest of the recipe.  You can skip this step depending on the type of rolls you are using.

Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add the ground chicken, chopped basil, parsley, parmesan, salt, and garlic to a mixing bowl.  Use your hands to mix until everything is well incorporated.  Then, form into 6 patties.

I like to form 6 balls and place them on wax paper so I can easily see if any are too large or too small and adjust the size before cooking.  Then I flatten the balls into patties once in the skillet.  Up to you what you want to do, this process has worked for me in the past!

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add the patties and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through (internal temp is 165 degrees F).  Transfer the patties to the prepared baking sheet.

Top each with a slice of provolone cheese.  Place in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Remove from the oven.

Now you get to assemble the sliders.  Slice the ciabatta rolls in half.  Place a patty on the bottom half of each roll.  Top with marinara sauce and basil leaves.  Then sprinkle with parmesan cheese and add the top half of the rolls.  Dig in and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

The flavors are incredible!  The chicken is perfectly seasoned and tastes amazing with the combination of provolone, marinara sauce, and basil.  I love the crunch of the ciabatta and the warm interior of each roll.  It’s hard to explain how good these sliders are so I hope you try them for yourself!

Happy Cooking!

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