Chicken Pesto Sliders
These Chicken Pesto Sliders are deliciously flavorful, loaded with oil free pesto, easy to make and the perfect grab and go lunch or dinner. They’re easy to assemble, ready in under 30 minutes and great for game day snacks, after soccer practice dinner or on the go. The best part is they use my easy oil free pesto.
Why you'll love this recipe
- This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, start to finish.
- Both kids and adults love them! My husband deemed these the best sliders yet and here I thought the Italian Sliders were his #1.
- Easily assembled with minimal ingredients and quick clean up.
- These Chicken Pesto Sliders are great for game day or a easy weeknight dinner.
Can you make this ahead of time?
I definitely suggest you make these Chicken Pesto Sliders at the time you’re ready to eat them as they’re delicious straight out of the oven. They do however make the perfect meal prep and are great cold or hot.
Can you make this recipe gluten and dairy free?
Can I use chicken breast vs. deli chicken?
Absolutely! While this chicken pesto sliders recipe calls for deli chicken you can swap with cooked chicken breast, shredded chicken breast or even rotisserie chicken.
Ingredients and Substitutes:
These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for Chicken Pesto Sliders.
Deli Meat: for this recipe I am using deli chicken, linked here: Dietz & Watson Southern Fried Chicken Breast. You can also use cooked or grilled chicken breast, shredded chicken or even rotisserie chicken.
Pesto: by using my Oil Free Pesto you have zero fat added to this recipe. No oil, no nuts and no fat added. Just simple ingredients giving you a bold and flavorful pesto. For the full Oil Free Pesto recipes (double the size) check it out here. You can use your favorite pesto but I strongly suggest you try this one!
How to make these Chicken Pesto sliders:
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 inch (or dish large enough to fit all rolls) baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
Slices Savory Rolls through the center so you have a top and bottom leaving all 12 connected.
Top the bottom rolls evenly with sliced chicken and cheese. Lay four slices of chicken down first and top with the next 4 slices. Lay out 3 slices of cheese towards the top half (viewing the rolls connected by 4) and 3 slice along the bottom so they evenly overlap.
In a food processor or single smoothie blender add basil. spinach, garlic, lemon juice, salt and and pepper and blend until fully combined.
Using a brush top the top of the buns with some of the fresh pesto. Pour the remaining pesto on top of the mozzarella cheese. Place the tops on the rolls. Option: sprinkle with dried minced onion, sesame seeds or everything but the bagel seasoning.
Place the rolls in the baking dish and CUT all 12 into individual rolls. Do this so that it’s easy to pull apart since the meat overlaps and will need to be cut.
Loosely cover the rolls with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and let bake for an additional 5 minutes to crisp the rolls some.
Remove from the oven when the cheese has fully melted and serve. Enjoy your delicious chicken pesto sliders.
What to serve with these sliders
Serve with toppings like sweet and spicy pickles, shredded iceberg lettuce and thinly sliced red onion. These Chicken Pesto Sliders are the perfect appetizer or easy weeknight meal.
If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy sliders!
“ohsnapmacros Chicken Pesto Sliders”
|12 pack Savory Buttery Rolls (King's Hawaiian)|
|8 slices Deli Chicken (Dietz & Watson Southern Fried)|
|6 slices Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese|
|1-2 cloves of garlic|
|1 cup fresh basil|
|1 cup fresh spinach|
|1 Tbsp. water|
|1/4 lemon juiced|
|Salt and pepper|