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Pesto Chicken Garlic Knot Sliders

Say hello to these mouthwatering Pesto Chicken Garlic Knot Sliders, perfect for your next gathering! With a scrumptious combo of juicy chicken, zesty pesto, and buttery garlic knots, you'll be reaching for seconds in no time.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
95% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Pesto Chicken Garlic Knot Sliders

Under 30 minutes


for 16 sliders

  • 1 ½ lb pizza dough (680 g)
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken (375 g), shredded
  • 8 oz pesto (230 g), 1 jar
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (200 g)
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 279
  • Fat 17g
  • Carbs 15g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 16g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Cut pizza dough into eighths. (Each ball of dough should yield 8 even-sized pieces of dough, for a total of 16).
  2. Using your hands, roll each piece of dough into a thin strip about 7 inches (18cm) long. Then carefully tie them into a knot, tucking the loose ends of dough underneath.
  3. Place each tied knot on a baking sheet or casserole dish with high sides, nestling them close together in a 4x4 in (10x10-cm) grid. Once all the knots are placed in the dish, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).
  5. Uncover and bake for 12 minutes or until the slider buns are golden brown and no doughy grey bits remain.
  6. Once the knots are out of the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350˚F (180˚C).
  7. Allow the knots to cool, carefully remove them from the baking dish and cut the grid horizontally,creating both a top and bottom piece.
  8. NOTE: It’s helpful to hold the knots together with a towel on top while cutting them horizontally, as the motion of the knife might cause some of them to pull apart.
  9. Return the bottom half of the knot-grid to the original baking dish. Evenly layer the bread with cooked chicken, followed by the pesto and mozzarella cheese. Place the top half of the garlic knots on top.
  10. Mix together melted butter, garlic, and parsley. Brush mixture liberally over the top of the knots.
  11. Bake at 350˚F (180˚C) for an additional 10 minutes until the tops of the knots are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  12. Pull apart for individual sliders.
  13. Enjoy!
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Pesto Chicken Garlic Knot Sliders