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Blackened Spinach Artichoke Chicken Sliders

Blackened chicken breasts are nestled on to everything bagel buns, topped with an easy spinach artichoke dip and crispy bacon for the perfect Game Day bite.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken sliders, football food, spinach dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 sliders
Calories 266 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 8 slices center-cut bacon
  • 8 whole-wheat slider buns
  • 1 egg whisked with 1 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp everything bagel seasoning
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed of all excess moisture
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped artichoke hearts
  • 4 oz light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp light mayo
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bacon on a large baking sheet. Bake in the oven until crisp, about 12-15 minutes. 

  2. Place buns on another large baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle everything seasoning on top. Bake on a different rack in the oven until lightly toasted, 5-6 minutes. 

  3. Cut chicken breasts in half vertically, then cut each piece lengthwise or horizontally so you have four thin portions of chicken from each breast, 8 total. They should be about the size of the slider bun.  Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.

  4. Mix garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and oregano together in a small bowl. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with spice mixture. 

  5. Heat a large non-stick skillet to a medium-high heat. Add 3 teaspoons olive oil. Sear chicken on both sides until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. 

  6. While chicken cooks, heat a medium saucepan to a medium heat. Add remaining teaspoon of olive oil, Once oil is hot, add onion and remaining salt. Saute until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, saute another minute. Add spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, parmesan and nutmeg. Reduce the heat to low and heat until both the cream cheese and parmesan cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.  

  7. Place a chicken breast on each slider bun, cover with spinach mixture and a pice of bacon, followed by the top bun. 

Nutrition Facts
Blackened Spinach Artichoke Chicken Sliders
Amount Per Serving (1 slider)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 497mg22%
Potassium 419mg12%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 4666IU93%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.