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Crispy Chicken Parm Sliders

These incredible chicken parm sliders are the perfect appetizer or entrée for parties, showers, game days, or anytime you want something delicious and bite-sized. Crispy chicken strips are topped with rich marinara and melted provolone, sandwiched between dinner rolls covered in a seasoned butter-parmesan sauce.
Course Appetizers, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword party food, superbowl, tailgate food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 263kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooking spray
  • Sharp knife
  • 9x13 baking dish
  • Small bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 20-ounce (1.25-pound) bag Tyson Air Fried Perfectly Crispy Chicken Breast Strips frozen
  • 12 dinner rolls sweet rolls, potato rolls, etc.
  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce divided
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • cup butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes use more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place frozen chicken strips on greased baking sheet and bake at 400° for 11 minutes. After 11 minutes, flip chicken strips over and return to oven to bake an additional 9 to 11 minutes.
    Tyson crispy chicken strips on greased baking sheet
  • While chicken strips bake, take dinner rolls out of packaging but do not separate them individually. Use sharp knife to slice horizontally through mid-line of rolls, as if making sandwiches. Place bottom halves of rolls in 9x13 baking dish and spread ¾ cup marinara sauce on cut side.
    Marinara sauce on dinner rolls in baking dish
  • Top marinara with baked chicken strips in one even layer. Cut chicken as needed to fit on rolls.
    Crispy chicken strips on top of sweet rolls and marinara sauce
  • Cover chicken strips with remaining marinara sauce, then layer slices of provolone cheese on top, covering as much of chicken as possible. Some cheese overlap is fine. Place top halves of rolls on top of cheese.
    Provolone cheese over chicken strips for chicken parm sliders
  • In small bowl, mix together butter, garlic, grated parmesan, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes until combined.
    Melted butter and seasoning mixture for chicken parm sliders
  • Spread butter mixture liberally on tops of rolls.
    Unbaked chicken parm sliders in baking dish
  • Place baking dish in oven. Bake at 400° Fahrenheit for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve.
    Chicken parm sliders in baking dish

Notes

  • Chicken Strips: I used Tyson Air Fried Perfectly Crispy Chicken Breast Strips for this recipe. You can find them now at Publix!
  • Cheese: Feel free to use a combination of provolone, mozzarella, and/or an Italian cheese blend.
  • If the tops of the rolls are browning faster than the cheese is melting in step 7, cover the baking dish with aluminum foil to help retain some of the heat.
  • Make sure the chicken is heated through after step 1. Once the sliders are assembled, they won't be in the oven long enough to finish heating the chicken if it's still frozen at all.
 
Recipe yields 12 chicken parm sliders. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 chicken parm slider. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 12. Result will be the weight of one serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1crispy chicken parm slider | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 23g