Chicken Parmesan Sliders

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These baked chicken parmesan sliders are always a hit! My kids love them, and they are super quick and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients including Hawaiian rolls, frozen chicken nuggets, marinara, cheese, butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

I mean, you really can’t go wrong with mini sandwiches soaked in garlic butter, right? They are also super cheap and fun to make for when your kids have sleepovers or anytime they have friends over. They make for the perfect little servings, and even your picky eaters will get a belly full.

These sliders are also wonderful served for lunch on the weekends or anytime you’re tired of the usual cold turkey and cheese. They pair nicely with a big green salad to make the meal complete!

Easy Chicken Parmesan Sliders Recipe Made with Hawaiian Rolls & Frozen Chicken Nuggets. A super cheap and easy dinner recipe for your picky eaters! Your entire family will love this simple meal.

These easy chicken parmesan sliders are a hit with my family for lunch or dinner!

Simple Chicken Parmesan Sliders Recipe 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 off by cooking the chicken according to the package directions; set aside to cool a bit.
  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 rolls; place the bottoms in your prepared dish and bake for about 3 minutes (just enough to slightly toast the bread so that it doesn’t get soggy).
  4. Place a precooked chicken nugget onto each one of the bottom pieces and then top with the marinara followed by the mozzarella cheese and top halves of the rolls.
  5. Mix the melted butter with the garlic powder and Italian seasoning, and then brush it evenly over the top. Sprinkle with grated parmesan.
  6. Cover your dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the buns turn golden brown.

The quality of chicken that you choose will make a big difference in how these sliders turn out. My kids love the frozen nuggets, and they are really easy to work with because they seem to fit the bread perfectly and make each slider more consistent. However, I prefer the breaded chicken tenders. Any frozen or even homemade breaded chicken will work, just choose a favorite brand if you have one.

Chicken Parmesan Sliders (quick and easy family dinner recipe!)

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

The BEST Chicken Parmesan Sliders Recipe

Easy Chicken Parmesan Sliders (Made with Hawaiian Rolls)

I'm always on the hunt for quick and easy dinner recipes for my family, and these chicken sliders are always a hit even with my picky eaters. They are really simple to make with just a few cheap ingredients that can be thrown together in no time on busy weeknights. Serve with a salad to make the meal complete!

Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, dinner, family meal, hawaiian rolls, kids, lunch, picky eaters, sliders
Servings: 12 sliders
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 pack) Hawaiian rolls
  • 12 frozen chicken nuggets or tenders (*read notes below)
  • 1 cup marinara or pasta sauce
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter (plus more for greasing the dish)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Cook the chicken according to the package directions; set aside.

  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 rolls; place the bottoms into your prepared dish and bake for about 3 minutes (just enough to toast the bread a bit).

  4. Place a precooked chicken nugget onto each one of the bottom pieces and then top with the marinara followed by the mozzarella cheese and top halves of the rolls.

  5. Melt the butter in the microwave and mix with the garlic powder and Italian seasoning; brush the mixture evenly over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle the grated parmesan over top.

  6. Cover your dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the buns turn golden brown.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool on the counter for about 5 minutes. They should pull apart easily, but you can also cut them at the seperation lines with a sharp spatula or knife if that's easier.

  8. Serve alone or with additional marinara for dipping.

Recipe Notes
  • *The quality of chicken that you choose will make a big difference in how these sliders turn out. My kids love the frozen "McDonald style" nuggets, and they are really easy to work with because they seem to fit the bread perfectly and make each slider more consistent. However, I prefer the higher quality breaded chicken tenders (they will just most likely have to be cut to size). Any frozen or even homemade breaded chicken will work, just choose a favorite brand if you have one.
  • This recipe makes 12 mini sandwiches which feeds my family of 4 without leftovers. I recommend doubling the recipe if you're making them for a large family or gathering.


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    Kids LOVE These!! Looking for quick and easy recipes for a family with kids? These baked chicken parmesan sliders are always a hit. My kids love them, and they are super quick and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients including Hawaiian rolls, frozen chicken nuggets, pasta sauce, cheese, butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Even your picky eaters will devour them. They are a go-to recipe for sleepovers or anytime your kids have friends over. Great for parties and family gatherings, too!

    Lunch Ideas For Kids At Home -- These mini chicken parmesan sliders are a family favorite. My kids devour them! They are perfect for a simple lunch at home or even after school snack idea when they have friends over or summer sleepovers. Great for small gatherings as they make for the perfect finger food. Quick and easy to make thanks to Hawaiian rolls and frozen chicken nuggets! My teenagers love them, but they are perfect for kids of any age even toddlers and preschoolers. So yummy!Looking for quick and easy recipes for a family with picky eaters? These baked chicken parmesan sliders are always a hit! My kids love them, and they are simple to make with just a few ingredients including Hawaiian rolls, frozen chicken nuggets, marinara, cheese, butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. They are super cheap and fun to make for when your kids have sleepovers or anytime they have friends over. Your teenagers will love them, too! Great for lunch, dinner or after school snacks.Looking for easy dinner recipes for your picky eaters? These chicken parmesan sliders are always a hit! Made with just a few cheap and simple ingredients including Hawaiian rolls and frozen chicken nuggets. The best family meal for busy weeknights. Great for a weekend lunch, too!Looking for quick and easy dinner recipes for a family with kids? These baked chicken parmesan sliders are always a hit! My kids love them, and they are super quick and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients including Hawaiian rolls, frozen chicken nuggets, marinara, cheese, butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. They are also super cheap and fun to make for when your kids have sleepovers or anytime they have friends over. Even your picky eaters will get a belly full!

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