Chicken Parmesan Sliders: A Delicious and Easy Family Meal

Are you in search of a quick and easy recipe that will please the whole family, especially the little ones? Look no further! These mouthwatering baked chicken parmesan sliders are always a hit with my kids, and they’re incredibly simple to make. With just a few ingredients, including Hawaiian rolls, frozen chicken nuggets, marinara sauce, cheese, butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning, you can whip up a scrumptious meal in no time.

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Chicken Parmesan Sliders Made With Hawaiian Rolls & Frozen Chicken Nuggets

  • 12-pack Hawaiian rolls
  • 12 large chicken nuggets
  • 1 cup marinara or pasta sauce
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (plus more for greasing the pan)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

How To Make Chicken Parmesan Sliders

  1. Start by cooking the chicken according to the package directions and set it aside to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and butter the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  3. Cut the Hawaiian rolls horizontally in half without separating the individual rolls. Place the bottoms in the prepared dish and bake for about 3 minutes, just enough to slightly toast the bread and prevent it from getting soggy.
  4. Place a precooked chicken nugget on each bottom piece of the rolls. Top with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and the top halves of the rolls.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Brush this mixture evenly over the top of the sliders. Sprinkle with grated parmesan.
  6. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Then, uncover and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes until the buns turn golden brown.
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How To Make Chicken Parmesan Sliders

The quality of the chicken you choose will greatly impact the final result of your sliders. While my kids love the frozen chicken nuggets, you can also use breaded chicken tenders, either store-bought or homemade. Feel free to choose your favorite brand and make them your own.

Let the sliders cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. They will be steaming hot! The sandwiches should pull apart easily, but you can also use a sharp spatula or knife to cut them at the separation lines.

FAQs

Q: Can I make these sliders with a different type of bread?

A: Absolutely! While I highly recommend using Hawaiian rolls for their softness and slight sweetness, you can experiment with other types of rolls or buns to suit your taste.

Q: Can I add additional toppings to the sliders?

A: Definitely! Feel free to get creative and add toppings like sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, or even a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for some heat.

Q: Can I make these sliders ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can assemble the sliders ahead of time and refrigerate them. When you’re ready to serve, simply remove them from the fridge, brush with the butter mixture, and bake as directed.

Conclusion

These chicken parmesan sliders are a fantastic option for a quick and satisfying family meal. They’re perfect for lunch or dinner and are bound to be a hit with even the pickiest of eaters. The combination of delicious Hawaiian rolls, cheesy goodness, and flavorful chicken nuggets makes for an irresistible bite. Enjoy them on busy school nights, during sleepovers, or any time your kids have friends over. Make this recipe your own, and remember to check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more mouthwatering creations.

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