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Chicken Sliders

May 1, 2015  |  Recipes
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These Chicken Sliders are the perfect size for kids. They make great finger food, when eaten on their own, or cute little burgers when served on a bun or slice of baguette. But these are not just for little kids. Sliders are fun for the whole family and with barbecue season upon us, I know we will be grilling them up often.

One of the reasons I love this recipe so much, is that it is very versatile. First of all, it makes a good amount, which allows me to either serve a larger group or have leftovers and I love leftovers. Secondly, I can make whatever combination I want of burgers, sliders and/or meatballs, which means lunches and/or second dinners are already done, saving me time in the kitchen.

Often when I make this recipe, I make 4 burgers out of half of the meat mixture, which we have for dinner. Then I make 8 sliders out of the other half, which we have for lunch. Lunch for the little ones, school lunches and lunch for my husband to take to work. And with tween/teens in the house, they often just get eaten right out of the fridge for a quick snack.

Other times I use half the recipe to make burgers or sliders for dinner and make meatballs with the other half. I use the meatballs for lunches or freeze them for an easy dinner another night. The possibilities are endless, but the math is this 1 burger = 2 sliders = 6 meatballs.

4 burgers + 8 sliders or 4 burgers + 24 meatballs or 8 sliders + 24 meatballs or 2 burgers + 4 sliders + 24 meatballs…well you get the idea.

Debbie:)

Chicken Sliders
 
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When I make this recipe, I usually use half of the meat mixture to make 4 burgers, and the other half to make about 8 sliders. We eat the burgers for dinner and save the sliders for lunches, but you could make all burgers, all sliders or even meatballs. The recipe can also be cut in half if desired.
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Serves: 16 sliders
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 lbs (900g) ground chicken
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl add bread crumbs, parsley, salt, paprika, garlic powder, cumin and cayenne pepper and mix well.
  2. Place chicken in a large bowl and sprinkle seasoning mixture over top and mix until just combined.
  3. Using 1/4 cup of meat mixture per slider (or 1/2 cup if you are making burgers), roll it into a ball and then flattening it slightly.
  4. Grill over medium heat, on a greased grill, until cooked through, or until an instant read thermometer reads 165°F, about 5 minutes per side.
Notes
You can make any combination of burgers, sliders and meatballs that suits you. I use 1/2 cup to measure for each burger, 1/4 cup for each slider and 1 tablespoon for each meatball.

1 burger = 2 sliders = 6 meatballs

When making meatballs, I roll 1 tablespoon of meat mixture to make each meatball, place them on a foil covered baking sheet and bake them in a 350°F oven until cooked through or until an instant read thermometer registers 165°F, about 12-15 minutes.

 

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