25 Chicken Burgers We're Crazy About
Sometimes you’re just craving a burger, but want a healthier version that doesn’t sacrifice the juicy, delicious taste. Turkey burgers are often suggested as a healthy substitute for your favorite greasy sandwich, but we think that chicken burgers deserve some more attention. Ground chicken can be your secret weapon to flavorful, yet lean burgers perfect for quick and easy weeknight dinners. You can even go bun-less if you’re charging full-force on the healthy train—these are so good that you don’t even need a bun. Below, you’ll find 25 recipes for chicken burgers that are full of fresh ingredients and don’t skimp on the flavors you crave.
Grilled Chicken Tequila Burgers
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tequila Burgers
If a chicken burger could be ready for a party, then this is the one. Jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, and—let’s not forget—tequila make for a flavor-bursting burger for when you’re trying to switch things up in the kitchen.
BLT Chicken Burgers
Recipe: BLT Chicken Burgers
Topped with crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, and lettuce, this burger is a twist on one of your favorite sandwiches. Sharp cheddar, parmesan, and garlic give the ground chicken patties some extra flavor.
Chicken Burgers with Caramelized Shallots and Blue Cheese
These savory toppings are enough to make this burger perfect for a delicious dinner. Rosemary mixed with the ground chicken gives the burger a downright tasty aroma.
Chicken Burgers with Crispy Cheddar Cheese
The hidden trick to this tasty burger is crisping the cheddar cheese slices in a skillet for a unique crispy topping. Hot pepper jelly and pickled jalapeno slices give unexpected bursts of flavor.
Herbed Chicken Burgers with Spicy Aioli
An array of fragrant herbs, Gruyere cheese, and Worcestershire sauce—and a toasted Brioche bun—make these burgers seem almost like a fancy, indulgent version of your basic burger. We can get on board with that!
Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Top these burgers with your favorite Buffalo wing accouterments—carrots, celery, and blue cheese crumbles. You’ll get your Buffalo sauce fix in a lean burger.
Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Burgers
These Italian-style chicken burgers will jazz up your dinner routine. Serve on toasted ciabatta rolls for a crispier bun.
Asian-Style Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Asian-Style Chicken Burgers
Hoisin sauce, fresh ginger, and hot Asian chili sauce make these burgers super delicious and bursting with our favorite Asian flavors.
Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers
Pomegranate molasses is a special addition to these burgers—you simply brush it on right after the burgers are done cooking and get so much more flavor.
Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers
These burgers are seasoned with garam masala, a blend of ground spices including cinnamon, cumin, dried chiles, and coriander. Top with a dab of mango chutney and Greek yogurt, and you're set!
BBQ Chicken Burgers with Slaw
Recipe: BBQ Chicken Burgers with Slaw
Tomato paste, Worcestershire, and hot sauce give these burgers a tasty kick, topped with some sweet pickle relish and cabbage slaw to balance out the spice.
Carolina Chicken Burgers with Ancho Slaw
Course-grained Dijon mustard and creamy Ancho Slaw make this burger anything but boring. Try this recipe out for your next cookout, and it won’t disappoint.
Spicy Chipotle Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Spicy Chipotle Chicken Burgers
Chipotle peppers in an adobe sauce are used in the patties for epic flavor, while a chipotle mayo gives extra kick to these spicy burgers. You won’t regret trying these out!
Sriracha Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Sriracha Chicken Burgers
Sriracha makes sure that these chicken burgers will be anything but boring or bland. Topping with some avocados gives a cool balance for the tangy sriracha.
Banh Mi Chicken Burger
Recipe: Banh Mi Chicken Burger
This burger gets its inspiration from the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, with pickled carrots, cilantro, crunchy lettuce, and spicy mayo. This is not your ordinary burger!
Chicken Burgers with Guacamole, Cheddar, and Charred Tomatoes
Charred tomatoes are the secret weapon of this recipe, and the guacamole gives a creamy texture to the grilled burger.
Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce
Mix up your burger game with this Thai-style peanut sauce. It marries well with the ground chicken burger seasoned with chili paste.
Open-Face Chicken Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise
Fresh basil and chopped cornichons or dill pickle give a fresh zing to these chicken burgers. Top with a thickly cut, ripe tomato slice from a fresh tomato from your farmer’s market or garden.
Grilled Mexican Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Grilled Mexican Chicken Burgers
These are about as simple as it gets. Use taco seasoning to give these patties their Mexican flavor, and top with guacamole, Monterey jack cheese, and a little salsa.
Greek Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Greek Chicken Burgers
This burger is stuffed with feta cheese, red peppers, and garlic to get its Greek flavor. This super-quick recipe lets you skip the traditional bun for Greek flatbread and adds a fresh tzatziki sauce.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Carrots and celery are mixed into the patties for extra moisture and more of that Buffalo wing inspiration. These sliders are great for a party (or just dinner!), if you’re looking to go a little healthier.
Zucchini Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Zucchini Chicken Burgers
These burgers taste super light and fresh, especially topped with a lemon-feta mayo and fresh tomato.
Lemon Chicken Pita Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce
We prefer these in pita bread with cool yogurt sauce, but you can also serve the patties with couscous and golden raisons if you want to switch it up.
Tropical Chicken Burgers
Recipe: Tropical Chicken Burgers
Chopped mango, jalapeño, red peppers and onions all mixed together with ground chicken make these fresh and flavorful. The mango and jalapeno perfectly balance each other.
Chicken Florentine Burgers
Recipe: Chicken Florentine Burgers
White wine, spinach, and garlic give these burgers the Florentine-inspired touch. Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard are the ingredients that make them even better, in our opinion!