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Pesto Chicken Sliders Recipe for Tasty Game Day Party Food

Pesto chicken sliders are perfect to serve up on game day, after school, or any other gathering where finger food is ideal. Of course, tiny chicken sandwiches are also tasty for any lunch or dinner – no special occasion required. However, if you’re looking for party food, definitely give these pesto and tomato chicken sliders a pin.

Pesto Chicken Sliders Recipe

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – finger food is the most fun to eat. Not only is it easy to grab, but it’s not a huge commitment. For picky eaters like me, tiny portions are much appreciated. That way, if we can’t stand it, we aren’t wasting a whole plate of food.

Appetizers are also fun because you can have a variety. Fill your plate with all sorts of goodies if it’s a party full of appetizers or food on a stick.

Chicken sliders with pesto

Obviously, it’s the time of year for game day parties, but also consider this recipe for game nights. Get some game nights on your calendar this year. Family game night, girls’ night in, or couples’ game time are all ways to catch up, spend quality time, and create some hilarious memories.

Pesto Chicken Sliders in process photos

Next try these easy chicken parmesan sliders!

Yield: 6 sliders

Pesto Chicken Sliders Recipe

Pesto Chicken Sliders Recipe for Tasty Game Day Party Food

Looking for game day appetizers, after school snacks, or party food to make on game night? Try these pesto chicken sliders. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 6 slider buns/Hawaiian dinner rolls, cut in half
  • 3.5 oz pesto, 1 jar
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a baking sheet with buns.
  3. Generously spread pesto onto the bottom of each bun.
  4. Sprinkle with shredded chicken, cheese, and tomatoes. Add top bun.
  5. Mix butter and garlic together in a small bowl and brush onto the top of the buns.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.


You will not use all of the pesto. 

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slider

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 377mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 16g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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When would you serve up pesto chicken sliders? 

Nidhi Chauhan

Saturday 11th of August 2018

This looks delicious and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Evans

Friday 9th of March 2018

I will have to try these, they look simple easy and yummy,


Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Fun! My hubby loves those Hawaiian rolls.

Stephanie Phelps

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Oh I agree I love to serve appetizers and have even just ordered them when out somewhere. I love this recipe and it will be made soon at my house! This will make a great snack while playing family game night

Kristina Prewitt

Monday 22nd of January 2018

These look amazing! I am definitely going to make these for Super Bowl Sunday. They just might make having to watch the Patriots win bearable. =)

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