Ground Chicken Burgers

5 from 1538 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 1538 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.

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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.

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

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. I could not print your Chicken Burgers recipes. I didn’t want any other reciepe and it did ask me to click on Print Recipe and could not print it. Wanted me to get all the recipes. I did not want all the recipes. Thank you anyways. It sounded wonderful and I only wanted that particular one . Sorry. Your recipes are marvelous I am sure. Mrs. Lonstein

    1. If you scroll to the recipe card, there’s a printer icon. When you click on it, I have it formatted in a way to print on 1-2 pages maximum with no images, no large font or anything that takes up too much ink. Can you try that? It should work fine.

  2. Did it twice in 2weeks after discovering this recipe. Thank you
    My patty turned out better with the use of flour than the breadcrumbs. Maybe because what I have are Panko type. Anyhow used very little of salt just because I’m cutting out on that.

      1. These were awesome! I used fresh chicken breasts that I ground up in my food processor. Added a touch of goat cheese and carmelized onions on top

  3. I have made this recipe at least 10
    times. Each time they are perfect and delicious. This is the only go to recipe for ground chicken burgers.

  4. These are Whataburger fabulous (my favorite). Though it usually annoys me when people switch up recipe ingredients, here I go. Since I only had regular panko and ranch dressing for mayo on hand, those were my subs. Because I have to watch my cholesterol, these just replaced my craving for Whataburger. As good as and maybe better! Thank you so much!

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