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  • Writer's pictureMeagan Maritato

Meal Prep Spinach, Garlic, & Feta Chicken Sliders

Updated: Feb 5

A fun recipe for meal prep or for a healthier dinner night in!
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Bake

These burger sliders are packed with greens and nutrients--and of course, lots of flavor!

Use this recipe to switch it up from your usual turkey burgers, or to make your homemade burgers a little bit healthier.

It's a great option to use for meal prep, or even to cook half of the sliders in this recipe and freeze the rest of the meat for later!

This recipe is flexible, and I added a few substitutions and customizations so that you can tailor it to your liking!

I served these with baked sweet potato fries and some spicy pinto beans.


This recipe also pairs well with my Roasted honey Balsamic Brussels.


Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 20-24 sliders*

*Cut recipe in half if you are not using for meal prep


Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. ground chicken, 92% lean

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 4 oz. feta cheese crumbles

  • 1/2 c shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley (or 1 Tbsp dried parsley)

  • 1 tsp dried minced onion

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 6 slices provolone cheese (or your other favorite cheese)

  • Slider buns (I used these brioche rolls and cut them in half; mini slider buns or mini pretzel rolls also work well!)

  • Optional: avocado slices


Meagan's Spicy Mayo Recipe

  • 1/4 c lite mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


Directions:

  1. Combine ground chicken, garlic, feta and mozzarella cheese, chopped spinach, parsley, minced onion, and paprika in a large bowl and mix well.

  2. In a small bowl, combine beaten egg and Worcestershire sauce.

  3. Pour egg mixture over the meat and mix until combined. Mixing with your hands works best!

  4. Form 20-24 small slider patties with your hands. Salt and pepper each patty and set aside.

  5. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  6. Add the patties to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on one side, and flip. Cook for 1-2 minutes longer before moving to the next step.

  7. Rip or cut the provolone cheese slices into quarters. Add a small slice of cheese to the top of each patty (the side that is already browned) in the skillet. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Patties should brown and no longer have pink in the center; the internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.

  8. Lay out the slider buns on a flat surface. Spread a small spoonful of spicy mayo, if using, (see recipe directions below) on each top of the slider buns.

  9. Assemble the sliders by adding the patties to the buns. Optional: add avocado slices or other condiments!


How to make Spicy mayo: Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well, until smooth.

Spinach, garlic, and feta chicken sliders cooking

Recipe Notes:

  • You can cut this recipe in half if you don't plan to use it for meal prep!

  • You can make the whole recipe and freeze the remaining meat to use for a later time. I saved some of the meat in a large freezer bag and plan to use it for meal prep in a few weeks.

  • For a lower-calorie option, skip the provolone cheese

  • If you buy a large bag of spinach for this recipe and have leftovers, use it to make a simple side salad to go with your sliders!

  • If you purchase Sriracha sauce just for this recipe, check out my Spicy Salmon Burgers recipe that calls for Sriracha sauce, too!


Enjoy!

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