Chicken Parmesan Sliders + Video

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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!

chicken parmesan sandwich


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. That’s not the case with this meal – everything cooks together. There’s SO much less mess!

Chicken Parmesan Sliders


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!


Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this recipe!

Recipe Tips + Tricks

  • Need a crazy fun and easy shortcut? Try using chicken nuggets. It works perfectly, and they are fabulous. You can get the ones from the freezer section and fry them on your stovetop for a perfectly crisp chicken component.

What you will need to make Chicken Parmesan Sliders:

  • Baking Sheet  used for everything from cookies to roasting, a good baking pan will last for years.
  • Large Skillet– I have had this pan since 2006. It is my go-to large skillet. It heats evenly and quickly. The stainless steel cleans up beautifully with a little baking soda so they still look brand new.


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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chicken parmesan sliders on serving board

Chicken Parmesan Sliders + Video

Donna Elick
Chicken Parmesan Sliders are perfectly scrumptious for a light dinner or game day food. This simple recipe makes it easy to feed a crowd!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Method Oven
Servings 12


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into twelve 1/2-inch steaks
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 ounces grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 Hawaiian dinner rolls, or other slider buns


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    Place rolls (keep them attached) 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, then stir in garlic powder. Brush butter on insides of top and bottoms of bread.
    Bake bread for 8-10 minutes, or 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 1/2 of salt and 1/2 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!



Serving: 1 | Calories: 263cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 503mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Originally published October 2013. Updated and republished June 2020.

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  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. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

    1. Oh no, Linda! The recipe was tested before publishing and Donna makes the sliders regularly without any problems. Do you live at a high altitude? I do know that altitude can affect oven temperatures. Likewise, if you have a convection oven, it cooks hotter than a traditional oven. I have one and always set it to 25 degrees lower than what most recipes call for.

      TSRI Team member,

  9. 5 stars
    Sliders are such easy quick appetizers or full meals. I love to make these when I’m making something for a work potluck or family event! Everyone loves them.

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