These easy to make, pesto chicken pull apart sliders are the perfect quick and easy dinner – and the leftovers make the best lunch!
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!
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.
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.
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!
How to make Pesto Chicken Pull Apart Sliders:
- If you make the dinner rolls, form them into 2 ounce rolls, making 18 from one recipe of dough. The baking time is the same as written for 12 larger rolls.
- You do need to plan ahead for this recipe and have cooked chicken on hand. I like to make this slow cooker shredded chicken and then portion it into freezer bags to have waiting in the freezer for meals like this.
- For this recipe, I recommend using full fat mozzarella cheese (low fat doesn’t melt well) and shredding it yourself. The pre-shredded cheese has a coating on it that keeps it from clumping together in the bag, but it also keeps it from melting as nicely.
Here are some more great sandwich recipes for you:
- Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
- Ham Egg and Cheese Pretzel Rolls
- Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
I’ve also shared this Pesto Chicken Pull Apart Sliders recipe over on Food Fanatic.
Thursday 3rd of February 2022
THIS WAS THE BEST RECIPE IVE FOUND IN A LONG TIME
Tuesday 2nd of November 2021
It looks delicious- what kind of pesto do you use? It looks much richer and creamier than the store brand I use!
Thursday 15th of December 2022
@Stacey, Hello. May we have your spinach pesto recipe also? I can’t wait to try this recipe, looks amazing!
Thursday 4th of November 2021
I use my homemade spinach pesto for this recipe. I have made it with store bought pesto too, but you're right, pesto from the store tends to be a bit thinner than the homemade version. It's super easy to make too!
Saturday 31st of July 2021
OMGoodness! These were so easy to make and so good! My family loved them!
Wednesday 23rd of June 2021
Made just four for my husband and me, and they were devoured! Delicious and easy. Thanks!
Thursday 17th of June 2021
Made these with brioche slider rolls and sautéed mushrooms to be vegetarian. My picky eater is obsessed and says it’s her favorite dinner ever!
Tuesday 22nd of June 2021
So glad you liked them! We love them with brioche rolls too - so good!