1/2 cup marinara sauce + extra for topping sliders
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 slices mozzarella cheese
8 slider buns
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix together chicken, 1/2 cup marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. The mixture will be very moist.
Scoop about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture (about 2 ounces) and form into small patties. If necessary, wet hands a bit to help in forming the patties. Place each patty on a baking sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes, then remove pan and turn patties over. Continue baking for another 8 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Place 2 cheese quarters on top of each patty. Return to oven and heat until cheese is melted.
Take a slider bun and place several spinach leaves on top of the bottom portion of the bun. Place a patty on top of the spinach leaves. Add a spoonful of marinara sauce and place the top of bun on top. Repeat with remaining buns and patties. Serve and enjoy!
–Shredded mozzarella cheese can be substituted for slices; you will want about 4-6 ounces of cheese.
–If you can’t locate slider buns, small dinner rolls can also be substituted