Chicken Popeye Sliders

Chicken Popeye Sliders
Jamie Purviance
  • Yield: 12 servings


1 1/2pounds ground chicken
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4cup dried breadcrumbs
1/4cup finely chopped onion
2tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1teaspoon coarse salt
2cloves garlic, minced
1/2teaspoon ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
12slices mozzarella cheese
12 slider buns, split
4tablespoons jarred pesto
2 medium roasted red bell peppers, cut into strips


  1. Mix chicken and next 8 ingredients (chicken through black pepper). Form into 12 patties about ½-inch thick. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
  2. Prepare grill.
  3. Brush patties on both sides with oil, and then grill 8 to 10 minutes, until fully cooked (165F), turning once. Place cheese slice on each patty to melt during the last minute, and toast buns, cut side down, over direct heat.
  4. Build each slider on a bun with a thin layer of pesto, a bell pepper strip and a patty. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 340
  • Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 620mg
  • Carbohydrate 23g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 26g