Another wonderful original recipe provided by a fellow nestie, Joelen. She always has fun and exciting dinner parties, that makes me wish that I lived in Chicago to be part of her cool cooking group! What drew me instantly to this recipe is the use of ground chicken and cheddar cheese, healthy and delicious. Ground turkey could be substituted here, if you don't want to use chicken. But honestly, I don't think the applesauce would compliment turkey as well. Turkey and cranberries maybe, hmmm - another slider idea for my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving.
Chicken, Cheddar & Apple Sliders
Adapted from Joelen's Culinary Adventures
1/2 cup chunky applesauce
2 lbs ground chicken
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tablespoon poultry seasoning
Salt & pepper to taste
Dinner Rolls - Hawaiian Bread
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place 2 lbs of ground chicken, 1/2 cup applesauce & 1/2 cup shredded cheese in a bowl and mix well. Add to the bowl 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 tablespoon of poultry seasoning. Season to taste with salt & peopper. Carefully combine all the ingredients until fully incorporated.
3. *There are a couple options to prepare - I chose bake.* Press the chicken, cheddar and apple mixture into the bottom of a jelly roll pan until flat and even. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through. Cut the baked chicken into squares, the same size as your dinner rolls. Place in the dinner roll bottoms, top with the dinner roll tops and serve.
Review: YUMMY, it was a perfect and easy weekday dinner to prepare. It would be great for entertaining while watching football or the ALCS games between Yankees & Angels! Thanks again Joelen for creating such a wonderful dish.