Grilled Chicken Pesto Sliders

By Erika on November 12th, 2012 / / 1 Comment

Oh my…these are delicious! Melty mozzarella with tender chicken breast and tangy pesto sauce make these babies mouth-watering!  Not to mention, they are very easy to make!

Yield: Makes 12 sliders

Grilled Chicken Pesto Sliders

Grilled Chicken Pesto Sliders


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • vegetable oil for brushing or grill spray
  • salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 12 slider buns or dinner rolls cut into bins
  • 1 cup pesto sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 12 round slices
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, sliced into 4 slices each
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat a grill pan or gas grill to medium-high. Pound chicken breast out to about 1/4-1/2" thick. Brush with vegetable oil so it doesn't stick to grill or spray grill with grill spay. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Grill until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  2. While chicken is cooking, prepare slider rolls. spoon pesto sauce on both sides of the roll and place tomatoes then mozzarella on the top bun of each set. Take chicken off the grill when ready, and slice into 1/2" by 2-3" slices that will fit onto rolls nicely. Cover with top rolls.
  3. Brush melted butter lightly over the tops of rolls. Using the same grill over medium heat or panini grill (clean any chicken that's left behind on grill pan), grill both sides of slider for about 1 minute, until cheese gets melty (being sure not to burn the buns!). Use a bacon press or spatula to press sliders a little while they are cooking. Remove from heat and serve.
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  • Charlene says:

    Made these tonight and they were an absolute hit with my fam!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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