Rosemary Chicken Sliders

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by Nancy Newcomer

YAY!  Santa Barbara Dining  & Destinations features three of my recipes this month as part of their “Real Food Matters” issue ~ I’d say that’s right up my alley!  I came up with three of my favorites for Spring & Summer soirees, including my Rosemary Chicken Sliders. These babies are fun for an appetizer or hearty enough for an entree. You’ll love their size & flavor, plus it’s a nice departure from the typical burger.  I had the pleasure of working with the amazing Matt Dayka, who photographed all my dishes. I love his approach and he makes my food look ever so scrumptious! Take a look at his work at

The March Issue

Rosemary Chicken Sliders

1 1/2 lbs ground chicken (ask the butcher to do this or you may grind in your food processor)

1 TB fresh rosemary finely chopped

1/2 cup white onion finely chopped

1 TB worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)

2 tsp olive oil

2 whole tomatoes sliced

Lettuce leaves-washed & dried

12 small slices of cheddar cheese

12 small buns ~ I got mine at D’Angelo’s Bakery on Gutierrez St, SB

Combine ground chicken, rosemary, onion, worcestershire sauce, pepper, & salt together until evenly mixed. Form into 12, 3 inch diameter patties. Let sit on plate for 30 minutes to take the chill off the meat–this will make your sliders more tender. Heat olive oil in large skillet. Place chicken patties in skillet–let brown on each side until thoroughly cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes. Place cheese slices on top of patties and put lid on pan to melt. Slice and warm up buns in the oven. Place patties in buns and garnish with tomatoes & lettuce and serve. Feel free to add other condiments of your choice. I prefer them “plain” :)




Matt Dayka works his magic on my little sliders!

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Leslie March 26, 2012 at 7:49 PM

We made these over the weekend and they were delicious!!!


Nancy Newcomer March 26, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I’m so happy! Pretty easy too–rosemary makes all the difference!


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