Monday, January 16, 2017

Chicken Parmesan Sliders (With NEW VIDEO)

Chicken Parmesan Sliders with sweet dinner rolls toasted with garlic butter and topped with Parmesan cheese.  Slices of pan fried chicken, marinara sauce and piles of mozzarella cheese top this picture perfect slider.  It is a simple recipe that is absolutely heavenly and party ready!


I love the holiday season, love parties and love love love game day parties.  Although I used to be the gal to spend all day in the kitchen and have a few of my besties over to help before the party, simple is now my middle name.  I love little time savers in the kitchen.  When I can find time savers for a party its a double bonus.  Less time in the kitchen means more time to spend with my friends.

One thing I dislike about sliders is dealing with all the buns.  Making everything individually tends to get a bit messy.

With dinner rolls I can make 12 sliders at once and then cut them when I am ready to serve them.  That my friends is delicious convenience.  Gotta love it.   Our sweet dinner rolls are toasted with garlic butter and topped with Parmesan cheese.  Slices of pan fried chicken, marinara sauce and piles of mozzarella cheese top this picture perfect slider.  It is heavenly and party ready!


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Chicken Parmesan Sliders
makes 12

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 chicken breasts (1 ½ lbs total), cut into 12 ‘½” steaks’
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 ounces grated fresh parmesan cheese
¾ cup marinara sauce
4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package Kings Hawaiian Savory Butter Dinner Rolls

Preheat oven to 400°.   Place rolls on a cutting board, using a serrated knife cut rolls in half lengthwise (without breaking rolls apart).  Open rolls and place tops on one side of a baking sheet and bottoms on the other side cut-side up.

Melt butter in a small microwave-safe bowl, stir in garlic powder.  Brush butter on cut side of bread.  Bake bread for 8-10 minutes until bread is lightly golden brown.

Prepare chicken by slicing the thickest part of the breast about ½” thick.  Cut the thinner part of the breast into pieces slightly larger than the individual rolls.

Meanwhile, warm a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle chicken with ½ of salt and ½ of pepper. Cook until browned, flip and cook until cooked through, about 8 minutes total.

Remove bread from oven.  Carefully remove top halves of rolls and place on a plate.  Set aside.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the bottom halves.  Top with cooked chicken pieces.  Drizzle each chicken piece with about 1 tablespoon of marinara sauce and top with mozzarella cheese.  Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted.

Place top halves back on chicken.  Cut into sliders, serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian 
Copyright ©2013 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

Originally published 10/24/13


  1. These look fantastic -- love that you're able to assemble them before pulling apart the rolls to make the process a little more efficient! Love King's Hawaiian bread -- always perfectly soft and fluffy!

    Good luck with the contest : )

  2. This just looks so good! We love Hawaiian rolls here. Potato bread = also winner. Melty cheese is so awesome, right? I want to try this.

  3. I made these last night. Added a swiss cheese/mushroom, BBQ and a wasabi slider to the mix. So good, thanks for the idea!

  4. Look fantastically awesome - I'm a finger food lover - Pinning ;-)

  5. What an amazing use of King's Hawaiian bread! I am addicted to that stuff! And these sliders - perfection! I could just gobble these up!

  6. This was awesome. Even though I used regular rolls and my oen marinara sauce, it came out delicious. I will def. Make it again. Thank you!

  7. I just made these and they were fantastic!!!

  8. I made this tonight and everyone loved them. Thank you!

  9. Wow....can you say perf for my superbowl party !

  10. I've made something very similar to this but I used shredded rotisserie chicken (lazy way), then layered sauce and cheese and spices. Very good!

  11. I've actually made these 3 times and loved them each time. Perfect as written, but I must say, I'm tempted to try the rotisserie chicken next time because I like being lazy too.

  12. Sounds delicious, I plan on making them, but can the leftovers be frozen?

  13. Sounds delicious. Plan on making them, but can you freeze the leftovers?

  14. Love this idea! Wondering, though, if you could use boneless, skinless thighs instead of chicken breasts. Seems they would be the right size for the slider buns...


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