Cheesy Marinara Chicken Sliders

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Sliders are always an easy dinner that my family loves! These Cheesy Marinara Chicken Sliders are easy to make and so good!

I like to make the chicken in the crockpot, so at dinner time all I have to do is put together the sliders and bake them until the cheese is melted.

Cheesy Marinara Chicken Sliders

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp each of onion powder and Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 12 pack Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • Mozzarella slices
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • French’s crispy fried onions
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp each garlic powder and parsley

Make the Chicken

Start this recipe by spraying a crockpot with cooking spray and adding one pound of chicken breast. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes.

Next, add 1 tbsp of minced garlic and 2 cups of Marinara sauce. My favorite is Rao’s Marinara, but you can use whatever you already have in your pantry!

Chicken

The chicken will cook in the crockpot on low for 4-6 hours. Once the chicken is fully cooked and reaches at least 165 degrees with a meat thermometer, you can shred the chicken with two forks or a hand mixer.

Build the Sliders

To make the sliders, use a large knife to slice open the King’s Hawaiian Sweet Slider Rolls. Lay down a layer of Mozzarella cheese slices and top the cheese with the shredded chicken mixture.

I did not use all of the chicken mixture on the sliders. The rest can be saved for another recipe. The leftover chicken makes awesome quesadillas with mozzarella cheese! The chicken mixture would also freeze well.

Top the chicken with a little bit of shredded mozzarella cheese. You can use as much or as little as you’d like. I like to top all of this with French’s Crispy Fried Onions! I just used a couple of handfuls.

Chicken Sliders

Place the tops of the rolls on the sliders.

Next, melt 4 tbsp of butter and stir in 1 tsp each of garlic powder and parsley.

Chicken Sliders

Brush the butter mixture all over the tops of the sliders. These will bake uncovered at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

You really just want to bake them until the cheese is melted and the tops of the sliders to start to get toasty!

Serve Cheesy Marinara Chicken Sliders

Once the cheese is melted, it’s time to eat! I served these with some homemade air fryer potato wedges. They would also be good with a salad or some roasted vegetables.

Cheesy Chicken Marinara Chicken Sliders

These are good dipped in more marinara sauce or even some ranch dressing.

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used 2 cups of Rao’s Marinara sauce, but you can use any brand you like.
  • No crockpot? No problem! You could start with 1 lb of cooked shredded chicken and heat it on the stove with the seasonings and marinara sauce. Then follow the rest of the recipe as stated.
  • I prefer to shred my own cheese for a better consistency. Check out the cheese grater I use here!
Cheesy Chicken Marinara Sliders

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Cheesy Marinara Chicken Sliders

Cheesy Marinara Chicken Sliders

Cheesy Marinara Chicken Sliders are easy to make and one the whole family enjoys!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Marinara Chicken Sliders, Slider Recipes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp each onion powder and Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 12 pack Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • Mozzarella slices
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • French’s crispy onions
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp each garlic powder and parsley

Instructions

  • Add chicken breast to a crockpot. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Add minced garlic and 2 cups of your favorite marinara/pasta sauce.
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Shred the chicken once it is fully cooked.
  • Slice open sweet rolls and add sliced mozzarella cheese as the bottom layer. Top with some of the shredded chicken (I didn’t quite use all of the chicken). Top with a little bit of shredded mozzarella cheese and a couple of handfuls of crispy fried onions. Place the tops of the rolls on.
  • Melt 4 tbsp of butter and stir in garlic powder and dried parsley. Brush this mixture all of the tops of the sandwiches.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is starting to get a little toasted. Enjoy!
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