Chicken and Cheddar Sliders are not only delicious, but the perfect make ahead party food. They serve a crowd, and come together so easily my four year old can do it.
I originally came up with the idea after making these French Dip Sliders from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. I had large crew coming over and wanted to offer a variety of sandwiches. So I decided to try making a Chicken & Cheddar variety after one of my favorite sandwiches at a local place here in Virginia Beach called Baker’s Crust.
I like to use good quality sandwich meat, so I went for Boar’s Head Rotisserie Chicken from the deli at my local supermarket. You can use any sliced chicken you want, but I would stick with deli stuff. It will make the sliders hold together easier than if you used chunks of chicken breast.
Just slice the King’s Hawaiin Rolls in half as a big sheet. Then place the bottom half of the rolls in a greased baking dish.
Top with six slices of cheddar.
Then the chicken.
Then place 12 very thinly sliced tomato slices.
And 6 strips of cooked bacon.
Then put on more cheese.
Brush melted butter on top mixed with some kosher salt and Italian Seasoning (like McCormick’s Perfect Pinch).
Bake and serve!
- 1 pkg King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- 12 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 lb thinly sliced deli chicken
- 1 large tomato sliced very thinly into 12 slices
- 6 strips of bacon, cooked
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice the rolls in half with a serated knife. You don't have to pull the rolls apart, just leave them as two big sheets.
- Place the bottom of the rolls in a greased baking dish.
- Top them with 6 slices of the cheddar.
- Top the cheese layer with the full 1 lb of chicken.
- Top the chicken with the tomato slices.
- Put the bacon on top of the tomato slices.
- Now add the remaining six slices of cheese.
- Put the tops of the rolls back on.
- Mix the Italian seasoning with the salt and melted butter. Then brush the tops of the rolls with the mixture.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tops are golden brown.
- **To make in advance: Assemble fully and then place in the fridge. Bake before you are ready for guests to arrive. Can be assembled one day in advance.