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Chicken Apple Sliders – Healthyish Foods

Chicken Apple Sliders

Brighten up your week with these chicken apple sliders. They are juicy, tender, and loaded with flavor. Topped with caramelized onions, tart green apple and melty cheddar cheese, this chicken slider recipe is the perfect way to kickoff spring.
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Chicken Apple Sliders

  • 1 lb. ground chicken , Smart Chicken brand
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 large green apple, peel the skin, grate the apple, and then press out any moisture using a paper towel.
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Few turns of cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, for shallow frying the burgers

Caramelized Onions

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large white onions, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons red wine, cabernet sauvignon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Buns and Toppings

  • 12 pack potato rolls, King’s Hawaiian, sliced in half
  • ¼ cup salted butter, used to toast the buns
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, melted on top
  • 1 green apple, sliced thin, as topping


  • three 11-inch skillets
  • 9x13-inch ceramic baking dish
  • large mixing bowl
  • baking tray


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grab an 9x11-inch baking dish and gently spray it with cooking spray. Set it aside.

Prepare the caramelized onions:

  • Over medium heat add butter and sliced onion to an 11-inch non-stick skillet.
  • Once the onions are translucent and begin to brown, add the red wine and a pinch of salt. Stir well and simmer over medium low heat until they are dark brown in color and well caramelized. Not burnt. Set aside.

Prepare the chicken sliders:

  • Peel a green apple and grate it into small pieces. Using a paper towel or cheese cloth, squeeze out all excess moisture. Set the pressed apple aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, 1 large egg, 2% milk, spices, and the pressed green apples. Mix well and form sliders.
  • I was able to get 12 slider patties from my mixture. This will vary depending on size.
  • Grab an 11-inch skillet and add the vegetable oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, but not smoking, you can begin to sear the sliders on the outside. Place the browed sliders on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Once all of the sliders are golden brown, add them to the prepared baking dish.
  • Top them with cheddar cheese and cover with foil.
  • Cook the sliders for 20 minutes or until they reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking time will vary based on the size of your sliders.

Prepare the buns:

  • While the sliders are cooking in the oven, heat a large skillet over medium / low heat.
  • Smear the butter on the inside of the potato rolls.
  • Place the rolls butter side down on the pan allowing them to get golden-brown and toasted.
  • Once they have a golden-brown color, remove them from the pan and set them aside.

Assemble the sliders:

  • Place the toasted buns on a baking tray. Add one chicken slider per roll. Top the slider with some of the caramelized onions, sliced green apple and the top of the roll. Serve warm.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 371mg, Potassium: 307mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 352IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 141mg, Iron: 1mg