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Chicken burger with melted cheese on a serving platter.

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Best Chicken Burger Recipe

The best chicken burger recipe comes with juiciness and tons of flavor! It's easy, adaptable, and will change your mind about chicken burgers. 
5 from 20 votes


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • A few cranks of cracked black pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, grate to a paste or minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 TBSP liquid smoke
  • 1 heaping TBSP full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 TBSP Whole grain old style mustard
  • 1 egg, ligtly beaten
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs


  • Place parchment paper over a baking sheet.
  • Put all of the chicken burger patty ingredients into a large mixing bowl and, with clean hands, mix until well blended.
  • Lightly oil your hands with some olive oil to help keep the mixture from sticking to your hands. One at a time, form four patties out of the mixture, and place each one onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Gently press your thumb into the center of each patty to make a divot; this prevents the meat from shrinking over high heat.
  • Put the patties in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes so that they can set.
  • When you're ready, heat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grate dipping a wad of paper towel into some canola oil and then, with tongs, lightly dragging the paper towel over the grate to create a slick surface. This will keep the patties from sticking to the hot grates.
  • Place the patties onto the grill, close the lid, and cook for 5 minutes. Carefully flip the patties, close the lid, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the patties reach an internal temperature of 165º F. About a minute before the patties are ready, you can top them with a slice of cheese to get a nice melty cheeseburger.
  • Once the patties are done, transfer them to a clean plate or serving platter.
  • Put the patties onto some buns and dress your burgers to your liking!
Calories: 236kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 13g