These seriously amazing sliders were inspired from one of my favorite salads.
The Chef Salad.
Triple the meat, triple the goodness! For me, whenever I go out to dine at a restaurant and I’m in the mood for a cold, crunchy salad with creamy dressing the decision is always between the iconic caesar salad, or the classic chef salad. I love both of them so much! Recently, I’ve been thinking about all the goodness that’s great about a chef salad. Therefore, I came up with the idea of creating that whole concept into some sort of sandwich that has layers of texture and wonderful flavors. It’s a salad on a slider, without the salad! 😉 Who doesn’t love a good slider?! I mean it is truly amazing in every way. You can never go wrong making these for game nights, movie days, small get togethers, or even for large events! If you’re having to feed lots and lots of people all you’ll have to do is make as many sliders as you’ll need. That is one of the main reasons I believe sliders are perfect for any party that you need to prepare an ideal menu for! They’re delicious, easy to put together, and it makes a ton especially if you buy enough sleeves of slider buns.
Let’s build these slider buns!
- Hawaiian rolls are necessary for this recipe because you want that touch of sweetness.
- DO NOT break the rolls apart! Keep them together and use a serrated knife to cut the rolls in half so that you can layer everything evenly, and pull them apart after they bake.
Any good chef salad is paired with a really incredible ranch dressing, so I prepared a parmesan peppercorn one for these sliders!
NO bottled stuff over here Diamonds!
How to whip up the delightful ranch:
- 1/2 cup of good mayonnaise.
- 1/8 cup of sour cream.
- 1 tbs. of buffalo sauce. Use a creamy sauce, not just a hot sauce. There IS a difference!
- 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce.
- 3 tablespoons of buttermilk.
- 1/8 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese.
- Tons of freshly cracked black pepper.
- Season with sea salt, garlic powder, dried thyme, and dried dill.
The ranch gets evenly coated on both the bottom and top buns.
Before you start layering your slider buns with the good stuff, let’s prep what needs to be cooked!
- Thinly slice a whole white onion. If the onion is too big you can use half.
- Slice one whole red bell pepper.
- Shred one rotisserie chicken breast.
- Saute all three of those ingredients for about 8 minutes over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.
Now time to layer!
- Lay down thin slices of turkey breast.
- Then layer some thin slices of ham.
- American cheese slices go right on top of the ham.
- After those three wonderful ingredients are done sauteing, you can spread all of that on top of the American cheese that we previous placed on the sliders.
- I definitely wanted the vegetables to still have a nice crunch to them to have that element of texture.
- Before we put the top bun on, go ahead and sprinkle sharp white cheddar cheese for a tangy bite to finish everything off.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees!
While the oven is heating up let’s make a honey dijon butter to brush over the top buns!
- Melt two tablespoons of butter in a small sauce pot.
- Add two tablespoons of dijon mustard.
- 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Season with seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, oregano, and thyme.
Whisk vigorously to unite the dijon and butter as one.
- Brush the butter mixture all over the triple king sliders!
Toss these bad boys in the oven 20 minutes. Then broil for another four uncovered.
I love my buns on the darker side for that nice crunch, but if you like them on the lighter sider then you can broil your sliders for two minutes. It’s all about preference! That’s what cooking truly is. Find what you enjoy and stick to it.
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Looks scrumptious. Beautiful “chef” salad 😊
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Thank you, thank you!