Gameday Spicy Chicken Parm Sliders

22 Jan

Today feels like a lazy Sunday. It’s pretty gray & slushy in Chicago. Besides walking to the grocery store, the only kind of activity I’ll get is digging my car out of the snow. I have very low expectations on things I’ll actually get done today.

However, I did manage to whip up these Spicy Chicken Parm sliders for the games today….

All of the ingredients are things you probably have on hand, which is great for a lazy girl like me.

I cooked the chicken this morning in my slow cooker. I seasoned the chicken with garlic powder, red pepper flakes, dried parsley and S&P. I like to add a little chicken stock to the slow cooker, just enough to cover the bottom of the pot. I think it keeps the chicken moist. If you don’t have chicken stock, water would also work. I love my slow cooker because it does all the work for you while you do something else.

Once the chicken has cooled, shred the chicken.

Now it’s time to start on the marinara sauce. This is a very simple & versatile recipe. You’ll love it. Add some olive oil to a pan and add onion, garlic & red pepper flakes. Gently fry ingredients.

Add the pureed plum tomatoes to the pan. Simmer on low to medium for 10 minutes.

Give the sauce a taste and season it with salt & pepper. Add basil leaves.

And then you’re done! See, isn’t that easy??!!

Now it’s time to combine the sauce with the chicken to make the slider. Pour some of the sauce over the chicken and mix it so all of the chicken is covered in sauce.

Turn on your broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. With tongs, put some of the chicken mixture on the slider buns. Place a couple pepperoncinis on top of the chicken. Cover with cheese.

Put the sliders in the oven for 3 minutes. And then you’ll have this.

These sliders are perfect for a lazy Sunday and watching some football. It’s a definite crowd pleaser! This recipe will make 12 sliders.

Spicy Chicken Parm Sliders

  • 3 chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 28 oz canned peeled tomatoes, pureed
  • 5 basil leaves, torn
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Pepperoncinis, optional
  • Shredded Italian Cheese mixture


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan and add onion, garlic, and chili peppers. Gently fry ingredients together.
  2. Add pureed plum tomatoes to saucepan. Simmer on low to medium heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Salt to season. Add basil leaves at the very end.
  4. Pour sauce over shredded chicken. Using tongs, mix sauce into the chicken.
  5. Turn on broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Set the bottom half of the slider buns on the baking sheet.
  6. Place some of the chicken mixture on the buns. Place some pepperoncini on the chicken. Top with cheese.
  7. Broil in the oven for 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and put the hop half of the slider bun on the sandwich.
  9. Eat & enjoy!

2 Responses to “Gameday Spicy Chicken Parm Sliders”

  1. Sarah January 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Guess I know what we’ll be having during the SuperBowl. These look soooooooooo amazing. What a great recipe. Thank you SO much for posting this.

  2. Joel January 27, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    This looks great! I may try it this weekend with the grand kids. I enjoyed my first visit to your site.

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