Add these Ground Chicken Burgers for your next summertime cookout. This burger is perfectly seasoned which gives it amazing flavor.

Chicken Burgers topped with slice red onions, tomato and green lettuce
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We love to grill out burgers for an easy weeknight meal. But I wanted something healthier and this ground chicken burger turned out perfectly. It is juicy, moist and full of flavor.

These homemade chicken burgers are easy to make. If you love homemade burgers, try making Jack Daniels Burger, Chili Cheese Burger and Juicy Lucy Burger.

Why This Recipe Works

Chicken burgers cook quick and easy on the grill. The are packed with protein and loaded with simple spices. You can even top the burger with your favorite burger toppings for even more flavor.

If you have tried this Grilled Turkey Burgers made with ground turkey or made these Oklahoma Fried Onion Beef Burger then I am sure you love this ground chicken patties burger.


Ingredients

Ingredients - Ground Chicken, panko breadcrumbs, egg, chopped onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, pepper, olive oil, buns
  • Ground Chicken – We like to use lean ground chicken for the juiciest patties
  • Panko Breadcrumbs – You can use different flavors if bread crumbs.
  • Onion – We like to dice in small pieces. You can omit if you want.
  • Garlic Cloves – We like using fresh garlic, but you can also use garlic powder
  • Worcestershire Sauce – We love the flavor it adds to the burger
  • Dried Thyme – We love adding in fresh herbs

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How to Make Ground Chicken Burgers

  • Step 1 – In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, panko breadcrumbs, beaten egg, chopped onion, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to thoroughly blend all the ingredients until they are mixed well.
Combining ground turkey with breadcrumbs, chopped onions, thyme, and egg in a bowl
  • Step 2 – Divide the ground chicken mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty about 1/2-inch thick. Make a slight indentation in the center of each patty to prevent it from puffing up during cooking.
Forming the ground chicken into patties and placing on a plate with a thumbprint in the center
  • Step 3 – Preheat a grill over medium high heat and oil the grill grates so that the patties don’t stick to the grill. You can also oil with vegetable oil.
  • Step 4 – Add the chicken patties to the grill on direct heat and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until they are browned and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F.
Placing the ground chicken patties on the grill
  • Step 5 – Remove the patties from the grill and let them rest on a plate for a couple of minutes.
  • Step 6 – Toast the hamburger buns lightly on the grill.
Toasting the buns on the grill
  • Step 7 – Assemble the burgers by placing a chicken patty on the bottom half of each bun, and topping it with your choice of lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, mustard, and/or mayonnaise.
  • Step 8 – Place the top half of the bun on the burger and serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Oil hands – Ground chicken is softer and stickier than beef. Lightly oiling your hands before forming the patties can make the process easier and prevent sticking.
  • Breadcrumbs – Make sure the panko breadcrumbs are finely crushed if they are too coarse. This helps them mix into the chicken mixture better, providing a smoother texture for the patties.
  • Combining Ingredients – Mix the ingredients just until combined. Over mixing can make the patties tough once cooked.
Ground Chicken Burgers topped with leaf lettuce, red onions, slice tomatoes, and pickles

Serving Suggestions

Chicken burger patties are delicious served with your favorite side dish recipes. We love to make Grilled Vegetables in Foil, Salad or coleslaw for a tasty side dish. We have even made Grilled French Fries and serve with ketchup and BBQ Sauce for dipping.

These chicken burgers are even better with your favorite toppings. These are some of our favorites.

  • Lettuce Leaves
  • Sliced Tomato
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Pickles
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Avocado
  • Cheddar Cheese Slice

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can prepare the chicken mixture ahead of time and store in the fridge.

Can I Make Chicken Burgers in the Oven?

Yes, you can make them oven. We prefer the grill because of the smoky flavor. But you can also place in a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your burger.

How to Store Leftovers Chicken Burgers

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The burgers will last about 3-4 days.

How to Reheat Chicken Burgers

You can easily reheat the burgers in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until heated through.

Chicken burgers topped with red onions, slice tomatoes and leaf lettuce

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Ground Chicken Burgers

5 from 1 vote
Add these Ground Chicken Burgers for your next summertime cookout. This burger is perfectly seasoned which gives it amazing flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 365

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Optional toppings: lettuce leaves sliced tomato, sliced red onion, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise
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Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, panko breadcrumbs, beaten egg, chopped onion, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to thoroughly blend all the ingredients until they are mixed well.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty about 1/2-inch thick. Make a slight indentation in the center of each patty to prevent it from puffing up during cooking.
  • Preheat a grill over medium high heat and oil the grill grates so that the patties don’t stick to the grill.
  • Add the chicken patties to the grill on direct heat and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until they are browned and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F.
  • Remove the patties from the grill and let them rest on a plate for a couple of minutes.
  • Toast the hamburger buns lightly on the grill.
  • Assemble the burgers by placing a chicken patty on the bottom half of each bun, and topping it with your choice of lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, mustard, and/or mayonnaise. Place the top half of the bun on the burger and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Ground chicken is softer and stickier than beef. Lightly oiling your hands before forming the patties can make the process easier and prevent sticking.
Make sure the panko breadcrumbs are finely crushed if they are too coarse. This helps them mix into the chicken mixture better, providing a smoother texture for the patties.
Mix the ingredients just until combined. Over mixing can make the patties tough once cooked.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 365kcal, Carbohydrates 29g, Protein 27g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 138mg, Sodium 988mg, Potassium 720mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 74IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 102mg, Iron 4mg

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  1. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and full of flavor!