Ground Chicken Burgers

5 from 367 votes

These delicious ground chicken burgers are loaded with flavor and are quick and easy to make. Perfect for a weeknight meal and a great alternative to beef.

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These ground chicken burgers are a great addition to any cookout, and easy and quick enough to serve as a weeknight family meal. Wonderfully seasoned, they are loaded full of flavor and perfect for any summer feast!

Ground chicken burger served with potato chips

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How to make homemade chicken burgers

  • In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients and mix together until well combined, being careful not to overmix. It helps to use your hands to make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Process shots to show the ground chicken burger mixture before and after mixing
  • Form the mixture into 4-6 equal patties, depending on how large you’d like them.
4 chicken patties resting on baking tray before grilling
  • Cook the chicken burgers on the preheated grill, flipping halfway through. You want to cook until the patties are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Then you’re ready to assemble the chicken burgers with hamburger buns and toppings of choice.
4 chicken patties after grilling resting on grill pan

Tips for making chicken burgers

  1. Press down in the middle of each patty with your thumb. This will help the burgers to cook evenly through and avoid shrinking.
  2. Use your hands to mix the the patties. It’s a little messier but the ingredients will combine much easier this way. You can wear tight fitting plastic cloves to keep your hands clean.
  3. Don’t over mix the burger mixture. Everything should be just combined. If you over mix, the burgers can become tough and chewy.
  4. Once on the grill, don’t flatten the burger with a spatula. When you do this the meat will lose some of its juices. Just flip them, don’t be tempted to press them down.

Frequently asked questions

Can you make chicken burgers ahead of time?

You can make the burger mix a day ahead of time and keep it covered in the fridge until you are ready to use it. Let the mixture come to room temperature before you shape and cook the patties.

Can you freeze chicken burgers?

Yes, you can freeze them before or after cooking for up to 3 months. To freeze, stack them between wax or parchment paper in a freezer-safe container. Alternatively, you can freeze them on a baking sheet, then place them all together in a ziplock bag. To re-heat, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat on the stovetop or in the oven.

Can you oven cook chicken burgers?

Yes! I prefer to grill them outdoors on in a grill pan on the stovetop, but you can bake them in the oven too. Place them on a baking sheet and place in a preheated oven at 400F for about 20 minutes.

Up close shot of a ground chicken burger in bun with lettuce, tomatoes and onions

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Ground Chicken Burgers

These delicious ground chicken burgers are loaded with flavor and are quick and easy to make. Perfect for a weeknight meal and a great alternative to beef.
5 from 367 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Main Course
Calories 272
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (vegan or regular)
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Hamburger buns for serving
  • Lettuce tomato and red onions, for serving

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add ground chicken, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, onions, parsley, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Use your hands to combine all the ingredients together until blended, but don’t over mix.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat and oil the grates.
  • Form the mixture into 4-6 equal patties. Press down in the middle of each patty with your thumb to ensure even cooking of the chicken burgers.
  • Cook the chicken burgers on the preheated grill until the internal temperature is 165F, about 10 minutes total, flipping halfway through.
  • Assemble the chicken burgers with hamburger buns and toppings of choice.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3 days in the fridge.
Freezing Instructions: You can also freeze patties before or after cooking for up to 3 months. To freeze, stack them between wax or parchment paper in a freezer-safe container. Alternatively, you can freeze them on a baking sheet, then place them all together in a ziplock bag. To re-heat, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat on the stovetop or microwave.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of mayonnaise, you can use sour cream or one egg. I haven’t tried either of them, but they will help serve the purpose of the mayonnaise, which is to bind the patty.
  • Instead of breadcrumbs, you can use all-purpose flour. 
  • To make it gluten-free, you can use quick oats, almond flour or panko breadcrumbs.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 101mg, Sodium: 605mg, Potassium: 627mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 236IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 2mg

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  1. Ooooops! In my previous comment I failed to rate. So, here I am with my 5 star rating. Thanks again. Now I am going to peruse your recipes!

  2. These are delicious! I have made them several times just as written. I have grilled them and I have baked them. Both work great. Today I subbed the mayo for an egg and the burgers were equally wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

  3. I have never rated a recipe before, but this one deserves my time and effort. Wow! I followed the recipe, but substituted breadcrumbs with almond flour (1:1), and parsley with sage (but any mild fresh herb will work). Wow! I still cannot get over just how good the chicken patty tastes. I ate it over a bed of lettuce, drizzled lightly with lemon vinaigrette.

    I doubled the batch, and now have delicious and nutritious lunch all week (+more). So happy!

  4. These were soooo good! I’ve made chicken and turkey burgers several times before and although they were good, these were amazing! I will definitely be making these again. I didn’t have ground chicken so pulsed chicken breasts in the food processor to desired consistency, made for a nice lean burger but very moist.

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