Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chicken, Cheddar & Apple Sliders

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Using the same ground chicken, cheddar and apple mixture I used for stuffed mushrooms and meatballs, I made them into sliders too! This just goes to show how versatile this recipe is and can be applied to any of your favorite meatball recipes too.

Friends and I especially liked how moist this turned out and it's a nice alternative to beef sliders. If you wanted to, you could even top the chicken sliders with more toppings or make them into full burgers. I plan on making these again for upcoming game day get togethers!


Chicken, Cheddar & Apple Sliders
original Joelen recipe

4 granny smith apples (or 1/2 cup chunky applesauce)
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 lbs ground chicken
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tablespoon poultry seasoning
salt and pepper to taste



Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Peel and core the apples and place on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt to taste. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes to roast. Remove apples from the oven and place in a food processor. Process until finely chopped; set aside.

*If you don't have time or want to roast apples, you're welcome to use jarred chunky applesauce.

Place 2 lbs of ground chicken, 1 cup processed roasted apples and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl. Add to the bowl 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 tablespoon of poultry seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Carefully combine all the ingredients until fully incorporated.

To bake:
Preheat your oven to 350.
Press the chicken, cheddar and apple mixture into the bottom of a jelly roll pan or baking dish until flat and even. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
Cut the baked chicken into squares, the size of your dinner rolls. Place on the dinner roll bottoms, top with the dinner roll tops and serve.

To fry:
Heat a skillet with cooking spray.
Form the chicken mixture into small patties and fry until cooked through and both sides are browned. Place on the dinner roll bottoms, top with the dinner roll tops and serve.

To grill:
Heat grill to medium hot.
Form the chicken mixture into small patties and grill until cooked through and both sides are browned. Place on the dinner roll bottoms, top with the dinner roll tops and serve.

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