Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Sliders

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This recipe is great for both fast and easy weeknight dinners and for entertaining! Ras el hanout is a mixture of ground spices that typically includes various peppers, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric and mace. It can be found in the spice section of well-stocked supermarkets. For a more peppery slider, substitute baby arugula for the leaf lettuce. —Kathi Jones-DelMonte, Rochester, New York
Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Sliders Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 container (6 ounces) plain yogurt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ras el hanout (Moroccan seasoning)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 miniature pita pockets, halved and warmed
  • 8 red leaf lettuce leaves
  • 8 slices tomato


  1. In a small bowl, stir together 2/3 cup yogurt, mustard and zests. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons yogurt, mint, garlic, ras el hanout, pepper, cumin and salt. Crumble chicken into bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 8 1/2-in.-thick patties; press small indention in middle of each patty.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add patties; cook until golden brown and no longer pink, 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve patties inside pita pocket with sauce, lettuce and tomato.

Nutrition Facts

1 slider: 173 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 456mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.