Chicken & Apple Sliders

I recently was in Costco and had a sample of a chicken and apple slider. It was delicious, so I set out to make a similar recipe that I could do at home. I’m not sure if these are exactly the same, but they are delicious all the same, so who cares? I like how easy these are to make. I can make them up ahead of time and freeze them. Then I can just cook up a couple of them for lunch or dinner. When I need a quick meal, they’re ready to go. All I have to do is broil them for a few minutes. I like to pair these with an Asian coleslaw with a copycat Applebee’s salad dressing and some sweet potato fries. It’s a delicious, simple and healthy meal that’s ready to go in less than 20 minutes. This is perfect for our busy weeknights, or when I simply don’t know what else to make! These sliders are definitely keepers in our house!

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Chicken & Apple Sliders

Simple and delicious chicken and apple sliders. They're a snap to put together, but so delicious! The low fat ground chicken combines with the tart apples to make a moist and tasty slider. Pair these with some coleslaw and sweet potato fries for a simple, light and satisfying meal.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups tart apples peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 lb ground chicken


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Process until well combined.
  • Form the chicken mixture into small patties.
  • Broil the patties for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  • Serve hot.

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 2 sliders
Each serving = 7 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 236 calories; 9.6g fat; 2.5g saturated fat; 17.7g carbohydrates; 15g sugar; 22g protein; 1.7g fiber


  1. This recipe didn’t work at all for me. All I got was mushy tuna salad like texture, and I had a difficult time telling when it was done. It sounded so good I wanted it to work out. I also added 2 sleeves of crackers and it still was too moist. :'(

  2. I can now confirm that par-cooking the apples (diced instead of grated),, onions, and celery and letting them cool before mixing them with the meat makes for a patty that holds together quite well!

  3. I made this and was looking forward to it. I followed the recipe as written. When I was done it was a sloppy mess. There was nothing to bind it and make it solid. I added two cups of crackers. Sort of disappointed in the recipe.

    • Raeann, I was a little afraid that might happen with so much fruit, veg, and honey mixed in with the meat. I love the idea of this recipe, though. I’m considering making it tonight, but instead of grating the apples and mixing everything and then broiling, I might dice the apples and then cook them with the celery in just a little cooking spray until they give up some of their water, then I’ll let them cool before mixing with the ground chicken and forming it into patties.