Chicken Burgers

Chicken Burgers
Chicken Burgers. Diana Rattray
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 burgers (serves 8)
Ratings (15)

These chicken burgers are made flavorful and juicy with boneless chicken thighs and a variety of seasonings. If you're looking for a lighter burger, these are an excellent alternative.

I used a meat grinder to grind the chicken but the food processor may be used to mince the chicken as well. I used a combination of cilantro and parsley in these burgers, but you can use all cilantro or all parsley if you have a preference.

Serve these moist, well-seasoned chicken burgers with sliced tomatoes, pickles, and lettuce, along with a spicy sriracha mayonnaise or chipotle mayonnaise.

What You'll Need

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup cilantro (loosely packed, or parsley, or a combination)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (fine dry)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup cilantro (loosely packed, or parsley, or a combination)

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or spray with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a small skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the minced onion and cook, stirring, until tender. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken into chunks, discarding excess fat. Grind with a meat grinder or mince finely in the food processor. Mix in the seasonings, bread crumbs, and the onion and garlic mixture.
  1. Chop the cilantro or parsley finely and mix into the chicken mixture.
  2. Shape the chicken mixture into patties about 3 to 4 ounces each.
  3. Arrange on the baking sheet and bake at 400 F for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.*

*According to, ground chicken or turkey must be cooked to at least 165 F on a food thermometer.

Serve these flavorful chicken burgers on split toasted hamburger rolls with your favorite burger toppings.

Topping Suggestions

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 229
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 20 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)