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Monday, April 13, 2009

Baked Inside-Out Chicken Sliders

One of the wonderful things when a special holiday comes up is that you get to cook as much as you want. I planned a 5 course Easter feast. Well, it's actually 4, but there were 5 dishes all together. Two of them were desserts.

Course #1 - Pre-Appetizer

Baked Inside-Out Chicken Sliders

4 chicken tenders or 12oz ground chicken
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Dry Basil
cheese slices divided into 4 smaller squares.
Sourdough mini rolls (sliced) or mini burger buns
pieces of butter lettuce
condiments (optional) - I used my special sandwich spread
Salt and pepper to season

Preheat oven 350˚F

Grind chicken tenders in a food processor.

Mix in paprika and basil into ground chicken. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper to season and divide into 4 palm-sized patty rounds. Take one round and place two square pieces of cheese in the center. Top with another patty round and seal the edges well to trap in the cheese.

note: ground chicken isn't as firm as beef, so it may stick to your fingers.

Place on a greased baking sheet. Use a little olive oil or cooking spray.

Bake for 15-20min on the middle rack. You'll hear it sizzle in the oven like it's on a grill.

5 min before removing the chicken, toast the buns in the oven over a piece of foil. Remove bread and chicken. Spread on mayo or any condiment you'd like along with the lettuce pieces and enjoy. This makes two sliders.


Ozge said...

Jenn! Baked chicken sounds good. I never had ground chicken though... Funny coincidence I had chicken in oven for dinner this evening. Are other courses coming up?

Kelly said...

That looks faboosh! I want one. Really, I do!

Jenn said...

Ozge: There's more courses to come. Also, ground chicken can be a little hard to find sometimes, so I grind my own.

kelly: Thanks.

ValleyWriter said...

Mmmm... anything with gooey cheese in the middle gets my vote! Nice!

Alta said...

Oh, yummy! Will have to make for the hubby soon!

Jenn said...

valley writer: Thanks.

Alta: Hope he enjoys 'em. ;-P

oysterculture said...

These look quick, easy and delicious.

Thanks for sharing

doggybloggy said...

you know you can deep freeze these and send them right out to me dont you?

Reeni♥ said...

I'm with doggy on this one! They look so yummy!!! Such a nice change from ground beef.

Jenn said...

oysterculture: Thanks for looking.

doggy: I'd be happy to send some over. ;-P

Reeni: A little healthier, too.

shizuokagourmet said...

Dear Jenn!
I actually discovered sliders through Foodbuzz! It just shows you learn something every day!
Here in Shizuoka we make "Hamburgers" with minced tuna patties!
You might do some experiment in that!

ces said...

baked chicken and sourdough sounds lovely now, haven't had breakfast yet and you made me crave for this:)

Jeff said...

I need to get better at making simple meals. Something like this would end up being perfect after a long day instead of standing in front of hot stove slaving away.

Pam said...

They are so cute, tasty and creative! I've never thought to make my own ground chicken. Love the oozing cheese inside.

ericriveracooks said...

Sliders are quite possibly the best thing since buffalo wings. These look fantastic Jenn!

Thanks for sharing,


Jenn said...

Robert: Tuna Patties, eh? Keep an eye out for it. =)

ces: Perfect timing.

jeff: Simple meals can go a ong way especially for those limited on time.

pam: it's pretty easy. Plus, ground chicken can be difficult to find at certain markets.

eric; I agree.

Ozge said...

Yay - the new course *did* come, I'll check it out now.

5 Star Foodie said...

These sliders are awesome! I love the cheesy goodness in the center of the yummy chicken!

Jenn said...

5 star foodie: Thanks!! It's cool when you bite into it. The cheese oozes out.

Tangled Noodle said...

You are too awesome - these are great! I also wanted to say that I really appreciate how many of your recipes are baked rather than deep-fried, as one might expect (such as your sweet potato patties). Thanks for watching out for our waistlines! 8-D

Jenn said...

Tangled Noodle: Thanks. We still gotta enjoy our food, but at a slightly healthier way. The oven is our friend. lol.

Sophie said...

MMMMMM...These look georgously yummie !! Great food!!

McTatty said...

Yummy! This is starred in my google reader to make this weekend! My favorite!

Jenn said...

Sophie: :-)

McTatty: Enjoy!!

Diana said...

Oooh Jenn, that looks delicious! I use a lot of ground turkey but haven't tried chicken. Is it similar?

Jenn said...

Diana: Texture-wise, chicken isn't as dense as turkey or beef. But I think turkey would taste great, too.

dining room table said...

This looks something so good! I want some right now. Looks easy to make! said...

In my opinion everyone must look at it.

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