BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN SLIDERS

I recently picked up “The Burger” cookbook (published by Love Food) at my local Barnes & Noble and was so inspired by the recipes I decided to treat my guys to a version of one of their burgers every other night for the next 10 nights. With a bit of adaptation, I turned their “Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Burgers” (featuring pine nuts–yes!) into lovely little sliders. And my guys? Thrilled–and oh-so-filled!

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Sliders

1/3 cup pine nuts

2/3 cup grated swiss cheese

1 cup diced red onion

1/4 cup parsley

1 lb ground chicken breast

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

8 strips bacon (turkey bacon is a nice substitute if you want to cut out some fat)

1 tbsp olive oil

8 small crusty rolls (I used Artisan’s “Asagio and Romano cheese Focaccia” rolls)

1 cup baby spinach

1 medium-sized tomato, sliced thin

Dijon mustard

Mayonnaise

1) To large mixing bowl, add pine nuts, swiss cheese, onion, parsley, ground chicken, salt, and pepper; mix well and place in refrigerator 1 hour

2) Shape chicken mixture into 8 small patties (1/2″-3/4″ thick); put flour in shallow bowl and lightly coat both sides of patties in flour; wrap each patty in 1 strip of bacon, overlapping on back side

3) To large skillet add olive oil and heat to medium high; place bacon-wrapped patties (overlapped side down) in skillet and cook approximately 5 minutes each side until just cooked through; remove from heat

4) Assemble sliders as follows: bottom half of roll, spinach, tomato, bacon-wrapped chicken patty, top half of roll; serve with mustard, mayonnaise and whatever other condiments you like; enjoy!

Servings: 4

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2 thoughts on “BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN SLIDERS

  1. I love sandwiches in the summertime, these sliders are unique and look so delicious!

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