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Chicken Italiano Sliders

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  6 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Make quick work of mini hot, cheesy Italian sandwiches by using Pillsbury® crescent rounds.

Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Julie Beckwith
Crete, Illinois

Ingredients

4
oz fresh mozzarella cheese
1/3
cup mayonnaise
1
small clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
teaspoon lemon juice
3
tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
2
cans Pillsbury™ Place 'n Bake® refrigerated crescent rounds
3
tablespoons Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1
package (9 oz) refrigerated cooked Italian-style chicken breast strips, finely chopped
2
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut into 16 slices

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Freeze mozzarella cheese 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the chopped basil; mix well. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 3 Place crescent rounds 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. In small bowl, stir together olive oil and Italian seasoning. Lightly brush tops of rounds with 1 tablespoon of the oil mixture.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 5 Using serrated knife, cut crescent rounds in half horizontally. Place 16 crescent halves, cut side up, on cookie sheets. Lightly brush with oil mixture. Bake 5 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining crescent halves and oil mixture.
  • 6 Shred mozzarella cheese. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture on each cut side of crescent rounds. Top bottom of each crescent round with 1 rounded tablespoon chicken, 1 tomato slice and 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella. Place on cookie sheets.
  • 7 Set oven control to broil. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven; top with remaining basil and crescent round tops. Secure sliders with cocktail toothpicks.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Freeze mozzarella cheese 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the chopped basil; mix well. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 3 Place crescent rounds 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. In small bowl, stir together olive oil and Italian seasoning. Lightly brush tops of rounds with 1 tablespoon of the oil mixture.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 5 Using serrated knife, cut crescent rounds in half horizontally. Place 16 crescent halves, cut side up, on cookie sheets. Lightly brush with oil mixture. Bake 5 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining crescent halves and oil mixture.
  • 6 Shred mozzarella cheese. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture on each cut side of crescent rounds. Top bottom of each crescent round with 1 rounded tablespoon chicken, 1 tomato slice and 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella. Place on cookie sheets.
  • 7 Set oven control to broil. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven; top with remaining basil and crescent round tops. Secure sliders with cocktail toothpicks.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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