I want to start by saying that this hardly qualifies as a “recipe”. Since I have made these on my Instagram stories I have gotten so many questions about how I make these cheater Fried Chicken Sliders. I decided it would be easier to write this up as a blog post then to keep having to answer questions about what I buy to make these and how I make them. These Fried Chicken Sliders are am easy lunch or a perfect dinner for a busy day when you don’t have a lot of time to get dinner on the table. What makes these Fried Chicken Sliders outstanding is the frozen chicken nuggets I buy from Bell & Evans. I want to be 100% transparent here and say that the Bell & Evans Chicken is not cheap. In my opinion it is quite expensive. I am only cooking for Mister Tipsy and I so one box is enough for him and I for dinner. If you are cooking for a family, this could be a little pricey. I think on average a box costs about $8. You would definitely need at least two boxes for a family of four. Back when I worked for Whole Foods I had the honor of meeting the family behind this brand and I really liked how they operate their business so I have no problem supporting them. If this is not in your price point you can easily substitute any frozen chicken nugget brand of your choice. What I like about the Bell & Evans is that it is whole white meat chicken and you can count on that every bite is tender delicious chicken and you don’t get any weird pieces. I also want to say that this is not a sponsored post, I am just highlighting a brand that I really love.
The rest of the ingredients for these Fried Chicken Sliders are minimal:
- 1 Box of Chicken Nuggets
- 1 package of Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
- You can use any dinner rolls, I like the Hawaiian because they are sweet but you can use wheat or white bread too. Just make sure you have 12.
- 2 Cups of Shredded Lettuce
These are the simple ingredients that I used this particular time I made the sliders. I have doctored up the sliders other times using:
- red onion
- hot sauce
- grilled onions
- bbq sauce
One of my favorite ways to make these sliders is with pickle, lettuce, mayo, and ketchup. It’s very simple and not very “gourmet” but so delicious.
*Side note, the store I bought these chicken nuggets at only had the gluten free variety. I usually use the regular but I noticed no difference in taste using the gluten free.
The steps to making this are pretty obvious but just in case here is what I do to make the Fried Chicken Sliders:
- Spread the chicken nuggets on a cookie sheet and bake according to package directions.
- I like to get the chicken super crispy so I leave them in for an extra minute or so.
- I split all my rolls and spread each one with a little mayo, two chicken nuggets and some of the shredded lettuce.
That is really all there is to making these Fried Chicken Sliders. This does make about 10 to 12 sandwiches but they are so delicious that you can easily eat 4 of them on your own.
These sliders are also perfect for a party. I plan on making these a lot when football season rolls around. I think it would be a fun idea to make the sliders and leave them plain and set up a buffet of all different topping that people can dress their sliders up with.
I know that this isn’t a “recipe” but I do believe that the specialty items are what makes these Fried Chicken Sliders special. I am not one to tell people that you HAVE to use expensive ingredients but I personally wouldn’t make this recipe without using the Bell & Evans or the Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. The combination of them together make this so delicious.
While this isn’t a complete meal, I do have several easy side dishes that you can serve with these sliders.
I also think that these Bacon Fat Fried Potatoes make a great side dish for this dinner.
Some other great sides that are easy would be:
- canned baked beans
- a bagged salad kit
- heat and serve mashed potatoes
- macaroni and cheese
- cole slaw
- potato salad
One time I even made these Fried Chicken Sliders and picked up mashed potatoes and mac and cheese from the drive thru at KFC. It was pretty great and made dinner so easy.
For those of you that have teenagers at home. This is a great dinner to leave for the to prepare to teach them some responsibility. They would have fun making this for the family and everyone would enjoy eating it.
I hope you give this recipe a try and love it as much as we do. Thank you for reading and once again, happy eating!
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