Chicken Parmesan Slider Bake
Sliders are the perfect finger food for any get-together, and this flavorful chicken Parmesan version won’t disappoint.
PREP: 20 MIN. • BAKE: 25 MIN. MAKES: 1 DOZEN
24 oz. frozen breaded chicken tenders 1 pkg. (12 oz.) Hawaiian sweet rolls 1 pkg. (7¹ ₂ oz.) sliced provolone and mozzarella cheese blend
1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
¹ ₂ cup butter, cubed
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
¹ ₄ cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp. minced fresh basil
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare chicken tenders according to package directions. Meanwhile, without separating rolls, cut horizontally in half; arrange roll bottoms in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spread half of cheese slices over roll bottoms. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes.
2. Layer rolls with half of sauce, chicken tenders, remaining sauce and remaining cheese slices. Replace top halves of rolls.
3. For topping, microwave butter, garlic powder and red pepper flakes, covered, on high, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Pour over rolls; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown and heated through, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with basil before serving.
TEST KITCHEN TIPS Dinner rolls also work in place of Hawaiian sweet rolls. Sneak a few slices of pepperoni or salami onto each roll. Chicken nuggets can be used instead of tenders. Reduce the fat by using half the quantity of butter. 1 SLIDER 402 cal., 23g fat (11g sat. fat), 62mg chol., 780mg sod., 34g carb. (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g pro.