These unique Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders are like having the traditional type dish, but at the same time, super easy to hold because it’s between a bun!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders
You may think these chicken sliders are an odd concept but trust me when I say they are so tasty! These sliders are perfect for game days, parties, cookouts, and overall any event where you might have to feed a bunch of people all at once.
Ingredients needed for these unusual sliders
When I was thinking about making these, I was going through the ingredients in my head. Traditionally, this dish consists of a chicken breast with ham and swiss stuffed on the inside, like this recipe from Amy Roloff. So adding ham and cheese was easy, but what can I use to bring the ‘fried’ chicken part, to these chicken cordon bleu sliders?
I thought breaded chicken fingers would be the best option!
So easy peasy, I bought some chicken fingers and cut them in half lengthwise, as adding them whole would add just too much bulk to the slider.
The chicken fingers I purchased were uncooked, so after cutting them in half, I roasted them in the oven for the amount of time indicated on the box. Then I assembled the sliders from there.
- Tray buns
- Swiss cheese
- Deli ham
- Italian Herb Seasoning
So as you can see, a pretty simple ingredient list for these chicken sliders.
How do I Assemble Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders?
As I mentioned before, the chicken fingers I bought were raw in the center, so I sliced them in half and roasted them in the oven before I put them on the bread. I wanted to make sure I didn’t make anyone sick because I didn’t cook the chicken long enough.
No one likes bubbly guts.
Cut the tray buns in half horizontally place them into the roasting pan you’re going to use to bake them.
and then mix up the seasoned butter. Spread it (or dab it) over the bottom half of the buns.
What about a sauce?
Sometimes chicken cordon bleu is served with a creamy sauce poured on top. I wasn’t feeling a sauce that day on these sliders, however, if you want that saucy flavor, you can use:
So, then I laid the chicken fingers down on the buns. Also, I dotted the chicken fingers with a bit of the butter garlic mixture just to add an extra layer of flavor to the chicken.
Then I layered the cheese on top of that, then the ham slices, and I followed it up with more swiss cheese.
Then I placed the upper portion of the buns on top of the cheese and used more of the butter & garlic mixture on top of the buns.
Into the oven, they went to get all melty, gooey and delicious!
Can I use shredded chicken or chicken tenders for these sliders?
Absolutely you can. The only difference between using shredded chicken or chicken tenders versus chicken fingers is most times chicken fingers are breaded. The breading on the fingers would help mimic the flavors of the “fried” portion of the traditional chicken cordon bleu.
If you enjoy the concept of serving sliders, I encourage you to try mixing up ingredients and making different varieties of them. I made an Italian Slider that’s incredibly delicious, (it sort of reminds me of a muffuletta sandwich, minus the giardiniera relish and olives), and I have another plan in the works that’s a tad different than your typical slider.
I hope you enjoy this Chicken Cordon Bleu Slider recipe. If you make it, or any variation of it, I’d love to hear from you!! Thanks so much for stopping by The Salty Pot today!
- 1 package of tray buns
- 8 - 10 chicken fingers, cut in half horizontally *see notes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley, dried
- pinch of thyme, dried
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or minced
- 12 slices deli ham
- 8 slices swiss cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350
- *see notes* If the chicken fingers are raw, precook them according to the package instructions.
- Slice the tray buns in half, horizontally
- Mix the butter, parsley, thyme, and garlic together. Melt.
- Dab the butter on top of the chicken fingers to add more flavor before baking. Also, dab the butter on the surface of the bottom tray buns.
- Lay the cooked chicken fingers on the bottom layer of the tray buns.
- Add 4 slices of cheese to cover the fingers
- Add the deli ham slices
- Cover the ham with the remaining cheese slices
- Place the top of the tray buns on top of the cheese slices
- Using the remaining butter mixture, brush the tops of the buns
- Roast in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, until the tops are nice and golden brown, and the cheese is nicely melted.
- Let rest a few minutes after removing from the oven and be careful as the cheese is extremely hot!
- The chicken fingers I purchased were raw and required cooking before I could use them in the sliders. It's best to precook them if they are raw so that you can be sure the chicken has been fully cooked through.
- If you purchase already cooked fingers that need only to be warmed, then skip step 2.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 bun
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 263Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 597mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 14g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.