Chicken Little Sliders Recipe
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Chicken Little Sliders Recipe

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Fruity salsa dresses up these juicy chicken patties, that are perfect for feeding a crowd. The fun name reminds kids of the fable and makes them eager to try one.—Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • SALSA:
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup canned crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • MAYO:
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Dash salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/3 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 18 heat-and-serve rolls, split
  • 18 small lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 207 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In two small bowls, combine the salsa and mayo ingredients; chill until serving.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, peppers, milk, mustard, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into 18 patties.
  3. If grilling the burgers, coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  4. Stir cheese into salsa. Spread rolls with mayo; top each with a lettuce leaf, burger and 2 tablespoons salsa mixture. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Chicken Little Sliders in Country Woman June/July 2010, p40

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Susanccpa User ID: 6384654 190479
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"We have made this several times for appetizers or a meal. They are wonderful. the only thing I change is I use ground chickent....I think the flavor gets through the meat better and they are easier to eat on a small bun."

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