Chicken Parmesan Sliders with Roasted Broccoli
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Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 6brioche slider buns
- 8 ouncesbroccoli florets
- 2 clovesgarlic
- 1 teaspoonItalian dried herb mix
- 1 containertomato purée
- 1/2 teaspooncrushed red pepper
- 1/2 ouncegrated Parmesan cheese
- 12 ouncesground chicken
- 2 ouncesshredded mozzarella cheese
What You’ll Need
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- aluminum foil
- baking sheets
- 12" large pan with lid
Preheat oven to 450°F. Slice buns open horizontally, if they arrived whole. Rinse all produce. Cut broccoli into 1 inch–wide florets, if needed. Mince garlic. In a medium bowl, stir together Italian dried herb mix, ½ cup tomato purée, half of garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper as desired; set marinara aside for Step 5. Line 2 baking sheets with foil. Save remaining tomato purée for another recipe.
On 1 prepared baking sheet, toss broccoli with up to half of crushed red pepper, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Arrange in a single layer; roast until tender, about 10 minutes (move on to Step 3, but don't forget to come back!). Then, sprinkle over half of Parmesan; toss to coat. Continue roasting until Parmesan is melted and beginning to brown, 3-4 minutes more.
Form chicken sliders
While broccoli roasts, in a large bowl, combine remaining garlic, remaining Parmesan, ½ teaspoon salt, and black pepper as desired, then add chicken. Using your hands, mix well, then form into 6 balls, about 1½-inches thick.
Cook chicken sliders
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add chicken sliders, then using a spatula, press to flatten to about ¾-inches thick. Sear, without flipping, until browned on bottom, 3-4 minutes. Flip sliders, cover pan, and continue searing until cooked through and no longer pink, 3-4 minutes more. Transfer sliders to a plate and set aside.
Assemble and bake sliders
While sliders cook, on 1 half of other prepared baking sheet, arrange bun bottoms cut-side up in a single layer. Sprinkle over half of mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes. Then, layer bun bottoms with chicken sliders, marinara, and remaining mozzarella, dividing evenly. Add bun tops, cut-side up, to baking sheet with sliders. Bake until bun tops are golden and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes more.
Plate chicken Parmesan sliders
Close chicken Parmesan sliders and divide between serving plates. Serve with roasted broccoli alongside. Enjoy!