CHICKEN PARMESAN SLIDERS

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts (1 ½ lbs total), cut into 12 ‘½” 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
  • 1 package Kings Hawaiian Savory Butter Dinner Rolls

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.   Place rolls 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.
  2. Melt butter in a small microwave-safe bowl, stir in garlic powder.  Brush butter on cut side of bread.  Bake bread for 8-10 minutes until bread is lightly golden brown.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Place top halves back on chicken.  Cut into sliders, serve and enjoy!

Base Recipe adapted from this SITE

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