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chicken parmesan sliders

What are your plans for the big game later today? Being from New England and a Patriots fan my whole life I could be bitter that Tom Brady left us or I can be on board with rooting for him since he is without a doubt one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Though I recall seeing a young Mahomes play a couple of years ago and be quite impressed. So much so I have it in writing that he is someone to watch. Now look they are playing each other in the super bowl I personally won’t be too disappointed in whoever wins. IMG_5432

The kids and I were sitting around yesterday morning and discussed what we would wanted for game day. We came up with way too many ideas for just a few of us. It will be hard to eliminate any of them but it’s way too much food.

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Do you make a ton of snacks or something more substantial? I generally do a little of both. My husband is all about the wings. I am more of a dip kind of gal. My son wanted us to make pretzels; which we have never done but it made the list anyway. I usually make a soup/stew or chili of some sort but we decided not this time around. I mentioned meatball grinders and ended at fried chicken sandwich which is what I am making.

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Chicken Parmesan Sliders

dclarkabal
Prep Time 18 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 people
Calories 204 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese grated
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • a few sprinkles crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 8 small slider buns or whatever you have on hand

Instructions
 

  • Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add oil swirling to coat add the chopped onions, oregano, and garlic; saute 3-4 minutes until softened. Place onion mixture in a large bowl; let it cool slightly. Add the ground chicken, parmesan, ½ cup marinara, salt and peppers to the onion mixture. Mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands and shape into 8 ½ inch thick patties.  Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Pre-heat your broiler along with a grill pan on medium-high heat.
  • Coat pan with some cooking spray. Add the patties and cook about 10 minutes or until done, turning once
  • Toast your buns if you wish; arrange bottom halves of the buns on a baking sheet. Place 1 patty on each roll. Top with 1 tablespoon marinara and a slice of mozzarella cheese. Broil until the cheese melts. Top with basil and the top halve of the buns.


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Chicken-Parm Sliders

There was some ground chicken in the fridge I needed to use up and the only thing I usually make with ground chicken is pan fried dumplings or an egg roll of some sort. I kind of wanted to be slightly more healthy than frying something so I came across a Chicken Parmesan Slider recipe that looked promising.  Plus it just  screams make me when I also have everything on hand. Well almost everything. I didn’t exactly have slider buns but I had some nice french rolls that would do the trick quite nicely.
IMG_5432These are great for a quick weeknight meal as they come together fast, they have great flavor are super moist and quite filling.  And did I say how easy they were to put together. I did think the burger was a little wet to work with but you need that so they stay moist. I would definitely make these again especially since my husband also liked them.
IMG_54242 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground chicken breast
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup marinara sauce
⅛ tsp Kosher salt
¼  tsp black pepper
Few sprinkles crushed red pepper – to your liking
8 slices Mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil leaves
8 slider buns or whatever small bun you have
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Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add oil swirling to coat add the chopped onions, oregano, and garlic; saute 3-4 minutes until softened. Place onion mixture in a large bowl; let it cool slightly. Add the ground chicken, parmesan, ½ cup marinara, salt and peppers to the onion mixture. Mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands and shape into 8 ½ inch thick patties.  Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
IMG_5428Pre-heat your broiler along with a grill pan on medium-high heat.
Coat pan with some cooking spray. Add the patties and cook about 10 minutes or until done, turning once.
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Toast your buns if you wish; arrange bottom halves of the buns on a baking sheet. Place 1 patty on each roll. Top with 1 tablespoon marinara and a slice of mozzarella cheese. Broil until the cheese melts. Top with basil and the top halve of the buns.

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2 Sliders
408 Calories
12.9 grams Fat
35 grams Protein
37 grams Carbs
4 grams Fiber



Recipe adapted from cooking light magazine