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6 Ingredient Healthy Ground Chicken Burger Recipe

by Heather

!n easy recipe for ground chicken patties! This healthy chicken burger recipe has so much flavor, is high in protein, and uses simple ingredients you likely have around your kitchen. The burger mixture mixes quickly in a bowl, or a food processor, and leaves you with juicy burgers the whole family will love!

Healthy Chicken Burger Recipe

6 Ingredient Healthy Ground Chicken Burger Recipe

Get ready for the best chicken burgers! Instead of chicken breasts, we’re using ground chicken to leave you with juicy, tender burgers that are full of flavor.

If you’re a fan of regular burgers using ground beef and are hesitant to try cooking with lean meat, have no fear.

While these patties use lean ground chicken, you are not left with a dry burger.

With the ground chicken, we add red onion, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, oat flour for bread crumbs, dijon mustard, sea salt, and pepper for flavor and to keep the chicken patty moist.

The patties bake in the oven, or can be cooked on a grill pan, and are perfect when paired with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and your favorite burger sauces!

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How to meal prep chicken burger patties

These easy-ground chicken burgers are perfect for meal prep!

I highly suggest making extra patties for a quick and healthy protein option to enjoy all week long.

Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.

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What you need for healthy chicken burgers

For the full ingredients list, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card below.

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How to make this healthy ground chicken burger recipe

Step 1: Prepare the chicken burgers by adding the ground chicken, egg, oat four, chopped onion, dijon, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix fully, then shape into 4 equal burgers.

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Step 2: Heat a large frying pan, or cast iron pan over medium heat and add the avocado oil. When hot, add the burgers to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, flip, and cook another 5-6 minutes to cook through. You can use a meat thermometer to check for the internal temperature to be at 165 degrees F.

Step 3: Build your healthy chicken burgers by adding your favorite burger toppings between hamburger buns or in a lettuce wrap!

how to make healthy chicken burgers

Here’s the full how-to make this healthy chicken burger recipe video

Watch the video below, or over on YouTube.

Alternative methods to cook the chicken patties

Here are 3 different methods for cooking the chicken burgers.

You can bake these patties.

Shape as the instruction listed above, but place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake at 400 degrees until your burger patty is fully cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, which will take 15-20 minutes.

Another great way to cook these is on the barbeque over medium-high heat.

I suggest placing the formed chicken burgers on a cookie sheet in the fridge for the freezer for 20 minutes before cooking to help them stay together on the BBQ.

They will take about 5-6 minutes per side.

Lastly, they cook up great in the air fryer!

Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. Once preheated, air fry for 12-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees. The cooking time will vary depending on how thick you make your patties.

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How to make this healthy chicken burger recipe low carb

You can make these healthy burgers work well for many special diets, including low carb.

Instead of using hamburger buns, try a lettuce bun instead!

When mixing up the burger mixture, substitute almond flour for the oat flour to keep the recipe lower in carbohydrates.

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What to serve with healthy chicken burgers

Below are some of my favorite sides that pair perfectly with this great recipe.

You can also check out 50+ healthy side dishes for sandwiches for even more side dish inspiration!

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Substitutions, optional variations & dietary adjustments

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this juicy ground chicken burgers recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Ground chicken – While ground chicken is the star of this recipe, it can replaced with almost any ground meat. For another lean option, try ground turkey or lean ground beef. Ground pork and ground lamb will work as well!

Egg – Using mayonnaise in place of an egg will also act as a good binder.

Oat flour – The oat flour helps to bind the patties together. You can replace oat flour with bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs. You could also take ½ a slice of your favorite bread, break it into tiny pieces, and use that!

Garlic powder – Onion powder is a delicious option to replace garlic powder. You can also use fresh garlic in this recipe too!

Avocado oil – Use your favorite cooking oil here. Olive oil, refined coconut oil, and ghee are all good options to use.

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Heathy Chicken Burger Recipe

An easy recipe for ground chicken patties! This healthy chicken burger recipe has so much flavor, is high in protein, and uses simple ingredients you likely have around your kitchen. The burger mixture mixes quickly in a bowl, or in a food processor, and leaves you with juicy burgers the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burgers, chicken, ground chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken burgers by adding the ground chicken, egg, oat four, chopped onion, dijon, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix fully, then shape into 4 equal burgers.
  • Heat a large frying pan, or cast iron pan over medium heat and add the avocado oil. When hot, add the burgers into the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, flip, and cook another 5-6 minutes to cook through. You can use a meat thermometer to check for the internal temperature to be at 165 degrees F.
  • Build your healthy chicken burgers by adding your favorite burger toppings between hamburgers buns!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg
Healthy Chicken Burger Recipe

If you try this healthy chicken burger recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

Originally published May 2022. Updated January 2024.

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