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Pesto Chicken Pull Apart Sliders

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner - and the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner – and the leftovers make the best lunch!

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner - and the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!

These little pesto chicken pull apart sliders are amazing.

And I don’t often say that about a simple sandwich.  I don’t mind sandwiches, but they’re not usually something that I get excited about.

 They’ll do for lunch, but not really a meal that I often break out for dinner. Unless of course we are at some kids activity or other and I need to pack supper to eat on the go!  

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner - and the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!

In that case, as long as everyone is getting fed something fairly healthy, I’m happy.  Sandwiches are just fine.

Cute little sliders served warm and loaded with pesto sauce, shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese are not just a sandwich though.  

And I will happily devour several of them for dinner anytime.

I think it’s the pesto.  I’ve decided I need to have this homemade spinach pesto on hand at all times, just so I can jazz up those boring lunchtime sandwiches.

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner - and the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!

Or maybe it’s the melty mozzarella cheese.  Or the garlicky butter brushed on top of the best dinner rolls.  

Store-bought tray buns will work just as well, but if you have time to make these dinner rolls, they really are the best!  

And they freeze beautifully so you can easily make them ahead of time.

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner - and the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!

Or maybe I just really like baked sandwiches and that’s why I feel these are a suitable main course.

Combination of the above?  Yeah, we’ll go with that.  Baked, cheesy, pesto chicken pull apart sliders – fast and easy to make and everyone will love them!

If you are lucky enough to have any leftovers – they also make a fantastic lunch the next day!

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner - and the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!

How to make Pesto Chicken Pull Apart Sliders:

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner - and the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!I’ve also shared this Pesto Chicken Pull Apart Sliders recipe over on Food Fanatic.   

Yield: 9 servings

Pesto Chicken Pull Apart Sliders

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner - and the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!

These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner. And the leftover sliders are amazing for lunch the next day!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 Slider Rolls, or tray buns
  • 1/4 cup Pesto
  • 2 cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Slice the dinner rolls in half, if they are pull apart rolls you can leave them stuck together and slice them all at the same time.
  3. Place the bottom halves into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Spread the pesto sauce over the bottom halves of the dinner rolls.
  5. Spread the chopped chicken on top of the pesto, and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the chicken.
  6. Cover with the top halves of the dinner rolls.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, garlic salt and parsley.
  8. Brush this mixture over top of the sliders and cover the whole dish tightly with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Notes

For the rolls, I used these dinner rolls. If you use that recipe, make the rolls a bit smaller then called for, using 2 ounces of dough per roll, which will give you 18 rolls total. The baking time is the same, and the baked rolls freeze beautifully. If you bake them in 8x8-inch baking dishes instead of on a sheet pan (make sure to grease the dishes!) then they will be ready to proceed with this slider recipe, and will fit in the dish perfectly. Alternatively, you can use store-bought tray buns for this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1 slider

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 394mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

    1. Stacey says:

      I’ve used regular tray buns from the grocery store and those worked well. I’ve had people tell me they’ve used Hawaiian rolls too, although those aren’t widely available here so I haven’t actually tried them, but I think those are what a lot of people use so they should be good. I’ve also used the brioche rolls that Costco sells and those were really good too.

  1. Cristi says:

    These are amazing! I made 12, not 9. My shredded chicken seemed dry so i added some mayo (would do that again). Would cut garlic salt in half. Made a few hrs before party and added melted butter mixture before baking. Baked 20 mins. Seriously….soooo good! Will be making again and again and again!

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