Monday, November 8, 2010

Grilled Chicken Sliders

These lovely sliders were invented tonight because I had some leftover chicken breasts from making the chicken pizza rolls last night and I wanted to use it up. I used what was in the fridge and created what became a FANTASTIC sandwich!

Grilled Chicken Sliders

  • 3 chicken breasts (makes a total of 6 sliders)
  • 6oz fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons diced sun dried tomatoes (I used the ones from a jar stored in olive oil)
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • shredded parmesan cheese (about 1 teaspoon for each sandwich)
  • 6 slices fresh mozzarella (or about 6 tablespoons shredded mozzarella)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • small rolls (I used onion rolls)
  • extra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven and set it to broil

Pound the chicken breasts until they are about 1/4 inch thick. I put them in a ziplock bag (keeps the chicken juice from flying!) and use the smooth side of a meat mallet. Once they are pounded out, cut each breast in half.

In a small dish combine the flour with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Coat the chicken breasts with the flour and set aside.

In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the diced onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the spinach has wilted and everything is heated and well combined. Remove from heat.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Cook the chicken two pieces at a time for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until light golden brown. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Remove from the pan and cook the next two pieces. Continue until all the chicken has been cooked.

Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the chicken breasts on the pan. Cover each piece of chicken with some of the spinach mixture, 1 teaspoon of parmesan cheese and a slice of fresh mozzarella.

Notice that I only had 4 chicken pieces on the foil...that would be because my daughter wanted hers "plain". One of these days she will appreciate how good this stuff is, but 7 year olds and spinach don't always go well together.

Broil in the oven for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Keep a very close eye on them while they are cooking...the broiler can take your food from perfect to burnt very quickly!

Serve on a mini onion roll. It *really* made a difference using the onion roll because it added a lot of additional flavor.


AussieMum said...

YUM! Looks good and so easy to do...will have to add to my menu next week!

Thanks for your blog Farrah I *really* enjoy it!

Sadik Ali said...

Yummy the chicken looks so juicy and delicious! The spinach looks yummy, too :)
Tes said...

this looks so tasty!!!!! :D

Lisa said...

and to think I overpaid for and ate a truly horrible spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy's today. sigh. I didn't think fast food could be that bad. I love anything with spinach in it. If only I had ordered from Farrah's instead! :)

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