Asiago Chicken Sliders

Asiago Chicken Sliders

Ever since I returned to work, dinners have been quite a challenge. I get home and my husband is ready for a break to hand the baby over to me. And of course, I want to squeeze in all of the baby snuggles I can get! But then it’s time to cook dinner (and I’m usually too tired to want to cook anything). I feel like we have the same dinners every week and we’ve finally started to get kind of sick of the same old stuff.

The inspiration for these sliders came from my Parmesan Baked Chicken which we make multiple times a month in this house. For these sliders, I just cut the chicken into smaller pieces, swapped the Parm for Asiago cheese, and threw them onto some slider buns! Small changes, but we seriously loved these sliders! I am kind of in love with Asiago cheese lately with it’s slightly nutty flavor and sharpness.

The chicken comes out nice and crispy and juicy, but without being fried! Any of your favorite sandwich toppings will do. I topped mine with sliced avocado and some chipotle mayo.

Asiago Chicken Sliders

Asiago Chicken Sliders

Ingredients:

  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray
  • 8 slider buns
  • toppings of your choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Take each chicken breast and cut in half lengthwise and then cut each long piece in half again.
  3. In a shallow bowl or pie dish, mix together the panko, Asiago cheese, salt, and the garlic powder.
  4. One piece at a time, brush the chicken on one side with the butter. Place buttered side down into the bread crumb mixture. Brush more of the butter on the other side and flip to coat the other side with the mixture.
  5. Arrange the pieces of chicken on the baking sheet. Spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Gently flip the chicken over and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until golden and the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Serve each piece on a bun and with desired toppings.
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Asiago Chicken Sliders

   

3 comments

  1. What a tasty looking snack with some refreshing avocado! Yum!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  2. I can only imagine. After a year off between grad school and the job I just recently started it was really hard to find time to cook during the weekdays without having a child (although 2 cats and a dog do require some amount of attention). Good looking sliders!

  3. I love asiago too! And with the avocado … these sliders sound awesome!

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