Roasted Garlic Chicken Sliders

These Roasted Garlic Chicken Sliders layered with smashed roasted garlic and homemade garlic & herb aioli will catch your taste buds off guard!

Looking for other slider recipes? Check out my Cajun Turkey Boudin Sliders, Portobello Mushroom Turkey Sliders, Mushroom & Swiss Sliders, and Sweet & Sticky Chicken Waffle Sliders!

roasted chicken garlic sliders

One thing I love about making burgers is my ability to get creative! I have created my fair share of them all: beef burgers, chicken burgers, seafood burgers, and turkey burgers.

And this version is my latest chicken burger creation — Roasted Garlic Chicken Sliders made with butter & garlic chicken burger patties and topped with Dijon mustard, arugula, roasted garlic, gouda cheese, red onion, and a homemade garlic & herb aioli. If you love garlic, you will love this slider!

Ingredients you will need:

  • This burger/slider recipe starts with lean ground chicken. Lean ground chicken can get labeled as slightly dry, but incorporating egg, grated parmesan cheese, and melted butter will most definitely add flavor and moisture.
  • The patties are seasoned with red pepper flakes, black pepper, basil flakes, garlic powder, and sea salt.
  • The garlic bulbs will roast and be used in three parts of this recipe. They’ll be added to the ground chicken, smashed on the burger itself, and used to make the aioli.
  • The fresh red onion will add texture and the Gouda cheese brings this great burger in for a home run.
  • For the aioli, you’ll need those roasted garlic bulbs, mayo, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, fresh basil, olive oil, and sea salt.

How to make these chicken sliders:

  1. You’ll begin by cutting the top portion of the garlic head and coating the bulbs with olive oil before covering them with foil paper. Place the garlic on a baking sheet (paid link) and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the ground chicken to a large bowl. Add the basil flakes, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, melted butter, egg, and grated parmesan cheese to the ground chicken mixing well with your hands.
  3. Form the ground chicken mixture into palm-sized patties and cook at medium-high heat for 4 minutes per side. Add a Gouda cheese slice after flipping the patty over. A quick tip: when working with ground chicken, wear gloves or keep your hands wet. This will help keep the chicken from sticking to your hands.
  4. Combine all the aioli ingredients and mix.
  5. Top your sliders with the aioli, a tomato slice, red onion, arugula, and smashed roasted garlic bulbs.

The combination of flavors you get from each bite of this burger will send you into a place of euphoria. Roasted garlic is not only layered on the burger but it is also smashed inside the patty and added to the aioli. It is a garlic lovers’ paradise.

two roasted chicken garlic sliders

All the toppings are optional; however, to get all the flavor behind this burger, I highly suggest taking a bite with all ingredients. 🙂

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roasted chicken garlic sliders

Roasted Garlic Chicken Sliders

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These Roasted Garlic Chicken Sliders layered with smashed roasted garlic and homemade garlic & herb aioli will catch your taste buds off guard!


Units Scale
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp basil flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 garlic bulb, roasted
  • 3 gouda cheese slices
  • 3 slider burger buns, toasted
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • Dijon mustard
  • arugula

Garlic Aioli:

  • 3 roasted garlic cloves, mashed
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Cut a 1/4-inch from the top of the garlic head to expose the individual garlic bulbs. Lightly coat with olive oil, wrap in foil, and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
  2. Add ground chicken, parmesan cheese, egg, butter, red pepper flakes, black pepper, basil flakes, garlic powder, and sea salt in a large bowl. Mix with hands. Form into palmed-sized patties.
  3. In a skillet, cook the patties at medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add a slice of gouda cheese after flipping patty over. The patty is cooked when the center is firm, and the juices run clear.
  4. For the aioli, combine the mashed garlic bulbs, mayo, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, fresh basil, olive oil, and sea salt in a small bowl. Whisk (paid link) together until smooth.
  5. To serve, layer the bottom bun with dijon mustard, arugula, chicken patty, smashed garlic cloves, red onion, and aioli. Top with top bun.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Burger
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 481
  • Sugar: 2.1g
  • Sodium: 825mg
  • Fat: 23.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.1g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 39.5g
  • Cholesterol: 160mg

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  1. These were delicious! I didn’t have arugula so we used iceberg lettuce. I could see where the arugula would add something! I cooked in air fryer for 3 minutes n each side. I also toasted the bun! I;ll be making these again!

    1. Eric Jones says:

      Hi, Candace! These burgers are one of my favorites! So glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Made these for dinner tonight and they’re delicious! Love all of the flavor combinations, but the aioli puts it over the top!

    1. Eric Jones says:

      So glad you enjoyed them, Michelle! And I agree with you on the aioli! So good!

  3. Hi, thinking about trying these today, and noticed Instruction step number 2 does not contain any of the actual roasted garlic, just garlic powder, yet the description above includes roasted garlic. I let you know how it turns out!

    1. Eric Jones says:

      Hi Barb! The recipe card is correct, and we have fixed the instructions in the body of the post. The roasted garlic cloves should be layered on the burger as a topping. You will use garlic powder for the patties themselves. However, for more garlic flavor, feel free to add those roasted garlic to the burger mixture as well!