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Inside: A quick and easy Chicken Parm Sliders recipe perfect for busy school nights.
New backpacks, notebooks, and pencil cases. It can only mean one thing — summer is coming to an end and the kids are getting ready to go back to school.
Gone will be relaxed summer days with lax schedules.
Back to school means back to the busy weekday routines of after-school activities, homework, dinner, baths, and early bedtimes.
Saving time on meal prep is a great way to make busy weeknights run smoother, so I am always trying to find new ways to save time in the kitchen.
Hmmm… would I rather spend time in the kitchen cooking dinner or spend more time with my family? The choice is a no-brainer!
Now is the perfect time to start collecting quick & easy dinner ideas for busy weeknights, like this quick and easy Chicken Parm Slider recipe featuring Tyson® Chicken Nuggets.
Why Tyson Chicken Nuggets?
Convenient, affordable, and made from chicken raised with no antibiotics ever, Tyson Chicken Nuggets really are the best.
Most importantly, they taste amazing — always nice and crispy on the outside, yet juicy on the inside.
Whether enjoying them as a tasty protein-packed snack or a shortcut for an easy dinner, Tyson Chicken Nuggets are always a hit with my family.
Even my picky toddler loves his Tyson Chicken Nuggets!
Any product that helps me get meals on the table quicker for my hungry family is a winner in my book, which is why I stocked up on Tyson Chicken Nuggets on my latest trip to ShopRite.
How to Make Chicken Parm Sliders
Made in a casserole dish with Tyson Chicken Nuggets, these Chicken Parm Sliders are easy to make and ridiculously delicious.
Plus, sliders are fun to eat as well — who doesn’t love a mini sandwich? I have always had a weak spot for miniature foods, so sliders are pretty much perfection in my eyes.
You will start by gathering your ingredients. For this recipe you will need: Tyson Chicken Nuggets, slider buns, marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, butter, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
First, you will cook your Tyson Chicken Nuggets according to the directions on the package (11-13 minutes in the oven, or 2-3 minutes in the microwave).
Next, use a large serrated knife to slice slider buns to separate tops from bottoms. Do not separate the individual buns, just the top half from the bottom half.
Place the bottom halves of the buns in a casserole dish. I used a 9 x 13 casserole dish, but if you have a slightly smaller one that should work too.
Cover bottom of buns with a layer of marinara sauce.
Place a chicken nugget in the center of each bun, then top with the remaining marinara sauce.
Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Then place on the top of the slider buns.
Melt butter in a small saucepan or microwave. Remove melted butter from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Brush the mixture onto the top of the buns.
Bake chicken sliders for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, until cheese is melted and sliders are warmed through.
Pull or slice apart and enjoy!
I hope that you enjoy this quick and easy dinner recipe featuring Tyson Chicken Nuggets as well as the time it saves you this busy back to school season.
You can find Tyson Chicken Nuggets, as well as Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Fries and Tyson® Chicken Strips at your local ShopRite like me, but also at Price Rite, or The Fresh Grocer. They are easy to find in the refrigerated section near the chicken products.
- Tyson Chicken Nuggets, prepared according to package instructions
- 12 slider buns
- 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Using a large serrated knife, slice slider buns to separate tops from bottoms. Do not separate the individual buns. Place bottom halves in a casserole dish. Cover with an even layer of marinara sauce. Place a chicken nugget on each bun and top with the remaining marinara. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Place on the top of the slider buns.
- Melt butter in the microwave or using a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Brush onto bun tops.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and sliders are warmed through.
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This recipe was shared on Meal Plan Monday.