These Easy Chicken Parm Sliders Start with a Bag of Frozen Tenders!
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Here’s a fabulous chicken parm sliders recipe that uses frozen tenders, a jar of marinara, and Hawaiian rolls for a genius kitchen shortcut.
Love Chicken Parmesan for dinner?
What’s not to love about crispy chicken covered in marinara sauce and cheese – as sliders?! Yup, there’s a way to combine all these yummy components into crowd-pleasing mini-party sandwiches known as chicken parmesan sliders. You’ve gotta check out this easy and delicious idea and turn a bag of chicken tenders into irresistible crispy sandwiches!
What to serve with chicken parm siders?
I served mine for dinner with a large veggie salad and my family LOVED these melted sandwiches. You could of course serve them as a party sandwich alongside other appetizers and snacks. Consider making other types of party sliders using Hawaiian rolls like ham and cheese sliders, or these easy Big Mac sliders!
Easy Chicken Parmesan Sliders
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 20 MINUTES
cook time: 14 MINUTES
total time: 34 MINUTES
Build the ultimate gooey & cheesy party sliders with crispy chicken and dinner rolls!
- 1.25 pounds breaded chicken tenders, prepared
- 12 pack of dinner rolls (such as King's Hawaiian)
- 1 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons fresh chopped basil
Cook chicken tenders according to package instructions. (I chose to use my air fryer since the cooking time is half as long.)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Using a serrated knife, cut the sheet of rolls in half. Place the bottom half into a greased casserole dish. Place tenders in one layer over the rolls.
Spoon the marinara sauce over the chicken. Add both mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese on top of the sauce. Place the other half of the rolls back on top.
Whisk melted butter with garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Pour over the top and brush over rolls. Add a little additional Parmesan cheese to the top if desired.
Place in the oven to bake for about 12-13 minutes until the cheese is melted and the rolls are browned.
Garnish with fresh chopped basil and cut individual sandwiches to serve. Makes 12 mini sandwiches.
Recipe adapted from TasteofHome.com.
Extra tips for making chicken parmesan sliders:
- I used a pack of King’s Hawaiian rolls to make 12 sliders, but you could double up if you’re feeding a crowd. In fact, you may want to double up or use a King’s Hawaiian party pack if you want any shot at leftovers because it’s going to be nearly impossible to only have one.
- I used a bag of frozen chicken tenders for that awesome crunch, but you can use chicken nuggets or create your own homemade chicken tenders for this recipe. If shredded chicken sounds more appealing or more convenient, you can swap for that instead.
- For the cheese and marinara sauce, use can my recipe as a general suggestion, but feel free to use as much or as little as you’d prefer. You can also use sliced provolone or another type of cheese.
- You can add any other toppings for the sliders, too! Pepperoni would be a yummy addition.
These easy chicken parmesan sliders are insanely delicious!
My family was super impressed with this simple idea. The result is a buttery melted cheesy sandwich with crispy chicken tenders and marinara sauce everyone will love!
Love sliders? Try these ham and cheese party sliders!
I love sliders! I make something very similar…I spread garlic herb mayo onto 1 side of the rolls, layer sliced deli turkey and sliced Muenster on top, and then pour a mixture of a pinch of poppy seeds, melted butter, and onion powder over the top of the rolls. I cover w/ with foil and let sit for 10 minutes, then bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove foil and cook for additional 2 minutes (to brown the tops slightly). They’re SO good and a huge hit at get-togethers!
Yum! Sounds great – thanks for sharing!
These look so yummy! Just out of curiousity, what brand of chicken tenders did you use?
I believe they were Tyson – freezer section.
These look yummy! If I need a quick meal, I make a similar chicken parm recipe. I use the tyson southern tenderloins, sauce on top, sprinkle parmesan cheese, slice of mozzarella on top of spaghtetti noodles. Easy and quick meal for a busy day!
This recipe is Keto Friendly right????? LOL JK JK !!!!!!!!
Another winner Lina!!
Aw thanks! These do taste amazing!
YUMMY!! Definitely will try this week!
Oh yum!! Thanks for sharing 😋 😊
Ok this is weird because I just made these for the first time the other day and they were a hit! So good!
I did use shredded roasted chicken instead though
Great! Thanks for sharing!
Making this tonight on clearance garlic bread! Wahoo! Thanks for the idea!
I made this last night for my family. It was so easy and everyone really enjoyed it! My 3 year old took her first bite and said, “mom, I love this!” My 6 year old gave it a 86 out of 10. We need to work on the rating scale so I understand how much she really loved it but she ate it all so I’m happy! Thanks for sharing!
Lol that made my day! Thanks Ashley!
Lol I think we all understand that she loved it! 😂
🤯 so simple, yet incredible. Can’t wait to try this!
Yes!! Enjoy Alicia!
Thank you Lina!!! This looks like such a simple, hearty meal! I’ll serve it with a ginormous salad! 💕