Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders

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Get ready to be blown away by a crave-worthy delight: Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders. Think juicy, seasoned chicken meatballs swimming in rich marinara, topped with gooey melted cheese, all hugged by golden, crispy buns. It’s a flavor explosion that’ll leave you wanting more. These sliders are the real deal, perfect for a quick dinner or a weekend gathering with friends. Get ready to indulge in this mouthwatering, cheesy goodness!

For this recipe, I chose to make these sliders with my favorite go to marinara @botticellifoods. Their marinara is a pantry staple. You can find them at your local grocery store! Now, let’s get into the recipe!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE CHICKEN PARMESAN MEATBALL SLIDERS

  • Weeknight Wonder: These sliders are the answer to those “What’s for dinner?” dilemmas. With a simple prep and a relatively short cook time, they’re perfect for those busy weeknights when you crave something delicious but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
  • Game Day MVP: If you’re hosting a game day gathering or heading to a potluck, these sliders will make you the MVP. They’re the ideal finger food, easy to serve, and even easier to devour. Your friends will thank you for this cheesy, saucy goodness.
  • Pantry Staples: Most of the ingredients required for these sliders are likely already in your pantry or fridge. Plus, the star of the show, the marinara sauce from Botticelli, is a kitchen staple that you can easily find at your local grocery store.
  • Family-Friendly: These sliders are a hit with all ages, making them the perfect choice for family meals. Kids and adults alike will love the cheesy, savory goodness packed into every bite.
  • Versatile Crowd-Pleaser: Whether it’s lunch, a quick dinner, or a snack for movie night, these sliders have you covered. They’re also an excellent addition to your party food repertoire, so you’re ready for any get-together.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHICKEN PARMESAN MEATBALL SLIDERS

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CHICKEN PARMESAN MEATBALL SLIDERS

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
  • Mixing Bowls
  • 7×10 Baking Dish
  • Oven

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PARMESAN MEATBALL SLIDERS

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F and spray a 7×10 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, parsley, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, Italian seasoning, and egg. Mix well and form four large meatballs.
  3. Place the meatballs in the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  1. While the meatballs bake, prepare the slider buns in another 7×10 baking dish, placing the bottom bun halves in the dish.
  2. Once the meatballs are ready, place one on each bottom bun half.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of Botticelli Marinara sauce on top of each meatball and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  4. Top each slider with the remaining bun halves.
  5. For the butter topping, mix melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Brush this mixture over the tops of the buns.
  6. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the buns are golden brown on top.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve with extra marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy your delicious homemade Chicken Parmesan Sliders!

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make these sliders ahead of time and reheat them?

Absolutely! Prepare the sliders in advance, and when it’s time to serve, reheat them in the oven at 375°F until they’re heated through. It’s a great way to have hot, cheesy sliders ready when you need them.

What’s the best way to store leftovers?

If you have any sliders left (which might be a rare occurrence), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat as needed and enjoy the cheesy deliciousness once more.

Can I use a different type of meat for the meatballs?

Certainly, you can. While this recipe uses ground chicken, you can experiment with other ground meats like beef or turkey to suit your preference.

What’s the secret to getting the buns perfectly golden brown?

The buttery garlic topping brushed on the buns before baking is the key to achieving that delightful golden finish. It adds flavor and a tempting crunch.

Can I freeze these sliders for later?

Yes, you can. Prepare the sliders, let them cool, and then wrap them well before freezing. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply reheat them in the oven.

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders. You’ll wanna save this recipe! These meatball sliders are great for an easy weeknight meal, game day, lunch you name it.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 523kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • 7"x10" baking dish
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 jar @botticellifoods Marinara Sauce
  • 4 slider buns
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F and spray a 7×10 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, parsley, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, Italian seasoning, and egg.
  • Mix well and form 4 large meatballs.
  • Place them in the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • While the meatballs bake, prepare the slider buns in another 7×10 baking dish.
  • Place the bottom bun halves in the dish.
  • Once the meatballs are ready, place one on each bottom bun half.
  • Add 2 tbsp of Botticelli Marinara sauce on top of each meatball and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Top each slider with the remaining bun halves.
  • For the butter topping, mix melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley.
  • Brush this mixture over the tops of the buns.
  • Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the buns are golden brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with extra marinara sauce for dipping.
  • Enjoy your delicious homemade Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 2108mg | Potassium: 1236mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1189IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 5mg
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Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders are a mealtime sensation waiting to happen. These delightful sliders are your culinary secret weapon, ideal for speedy weeknight dinners, game day celebrations, and beyond. They’re a tasty twist on a classic, and that golden bun, the melted cheese, and the savory chicken meatball will have everyone coming back for seconds. Don’t forget to give Botticelli Marinara sauce a starring role; it’s the pantry staple that elevates these sliders to the next level. So, next time you’re looking for a quick, crowd-pleasing meal, remember this recipe. It’s pure cheesy, saucy, slider perfection. 

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