Chicken Burgers

Chicken Burgers
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 burgers (serves 8)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
229 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 burgers (serves 8)
Amount per serving
Calories 229
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 20g
Calcium 141mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

You can use a meat grinder to grind the chicken but the food processor may be used to mince the chicken as well. You can also use a combination of cilantro and parsley in these burgers, or 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.


  • 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 breadcrumbs (fine dry)
  • 1 egg white

Steps 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.

  4. Chop the cilantro or parsley finely and mix into the chicken mixture.

  5. Shape the chicken mixture into patties about 3 to 4 ounces each.

  6. 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.