Marry Me Chicken sliders are a dinner the whole family loves! Chicken sliders topped with the classic marry me chicken sauce are so good!
Marry Me Chicken Sliders
I love the versatility of Marry Me Chicken. The base chicken and sauce recipe can be used in many different ways. I thought I would try to combine two things that my family loves…Marry Me Chicken and sliders. It is a dish that I love for its delicious flavor, versatility, and ease of preparation. It is a dish that I turn to time and time again, and one that I always look forward to enjoying.
I love Marry Me Chicken because it is easy to make. The sauce comes together quickly and can be made in advance, which is perfect for busy weeknights. And because the chicken is seared in a hot skillet, it cooks quickly and requires minimal effort.
My family loves this Marry Me Chicken and it or some variation of it keeps showing up in our dinner recipe rotation, so we have started keeping the ingredients for this on hand. You will need 2 large chicken breasts that are sliced into thinner cutlets (remember you are making sliders and will need to fit on the roll). Speaking of rolls…you can use whatever type of roll you would like, but if you are from the midwest, then you know about Sister Schubert’s Dinner Rolls. These are a staple of any midwestern get-together. They are frozen rolls in a bag and you just put them on a baking sheet and bake.
To fry the chicken, you will need some all-purpose flour, olive oil, and butter. The seasonings that you need for this recipe are salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes.
The real magic for this and any Marry Me Chicken recipe is the sauce! It is so delicious and couldn’t be any easier to make. You will need 1 cup of chicken broth, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese, and ⅓ cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes. There is just something about the flavor and texture sun-dried tomatoes bring, especially to a creamy sauce.
This recipe may look like a lot of steps, but it is actually a very easy dish to make. Once you get the base of this Marry Me Chicken recipe down, there are many different variations you can do. Start by cutting the chicken breasts (you can buy fresh, but if you are like me then you always have a bag of frozen breasts in the freezer) into thinner “slider-sized” cutlets. Season the cutlets with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (I love Kinder’s “The Blend” and always have it on hand, it really makes seasoning simple). Mix ½ cup of flour with ½ teaspoon each of salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Take the chicken cutlets and dredge them in the flour and seasoning mixture.
In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of butter on medium heat. Take the breaded chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Make sure it reaches that nice golden brown color AND a temperature of at least 165 degrees. Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, take the chicken out and set it aside.
Using the skillet you cooked the chicken in, add 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and 1 cup of chicken broth. Lower the heat and add one cup of heavy cream and the Parmesan cheese. Heat through and melt the cheese being careful not to burn. To the sauce add ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, ½ teaspoon of oregano, and ½ teaspoon of thyme. Mix thoroughly and add ⅓ cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes. While stirring the whole time, continue cooking until the sauce reaches your desired thickness.
While the sauce is cooking, place frozen rolls onto a baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Build your sliders with a roll and chicken, top with sauce, some Parmesan cheese and some dried parsley flakes. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is something that my family loves and can easily be sized up when you are entertaining. The chicken can be cooked in advance and then reheated just before serving, making it easy to assemble the sliders quickly. The sauce can also be made ahead of time, which saves time and makes the preparation process even easier.
Finally, using Marry Me Chicken for sliders is a great way to impress your guests. The unique combination of flavors will make your sliders stand out, and your guests are sure to be impressed by your culinary skills.
Helpful Tips And Frequently Asked Questions
This would also pair well with a side of roasted broccoli, Caesar salad, or fries.
Top with extra parmesan cheese if desired.
Fresh or jarred minced garlic may be used.
Use unsalted butter to cut down on sodium content if desired.
If desired, add cooked bacon to this dish for added flavor!
If you love extra spicy meals, feel free to add in extra red pepper flakes.
- 2 large chicken breasts sliced into thinner cutlets + salt pepper, garlic powder
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 tsp each of salt pepper, paprika, garlic powder
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 2 TBSP butter
- 2 TBSP of minced garlic
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp each of oregano and thyme
- 1/3 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes
- Sister Schubert’s Dinner Rolls
- season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- mix together flour, salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika
- dredge chicken breasts into the flour/seasoning mixture(salt,pepper,paprika,garlic powder)
- in a skillet heat olive oil and butter on medium heat
- cook chicken 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and it reaches 165 degrees
- take the chicken out of the skillet and put aside
- add garlic and chicken broth to the skillet
- lower heat and add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese
- add red pepper flakes, oregano, thyme, and sun dried tomatoes
- continue cooking and stirring until desired thickness
- bake rolls and build sliders with chicken and sauce
- top with Parmesan cheese and dried parsley flakes