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Easy Grilled Cheddar Chicken Burger

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This easy Grilled Cheddar Chicken Burger is a favorite go-to grilling recipe, cooked outside or indoors in a grill pan or skillet. With bold, smoky flavors of cumin, paprika, and herby flavors mixed into the patties, it’s a favorite chicken burger that’s easy to make in minutes.

Side view of Chicken Burger topped with guacamole, tomatoes, lettuce, and red onion on a wood board for serving.

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What I Love About This Chicken Burger

Let’s begin with the obvious… it’s delicious. Seriously, wonderfully delicious. But that’s just me. You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think!

  • 20 Minute Meal
  • All the Southwestern condiments I can think of (guacamole, sour cream/yogurt, onions, tomatoes… more cheese? Maybe.)
  • Easy, easy, easy!

And there you have it… some of my favorite reasons to make this grilled chicken burger, often! If you love chicken burgers (and a little spice), try my Firecracker Chicken Burgers I love to make on the Fourth of July.

Top view of chicken burger ingredients on a bamboo cutting board.

Chicken Burger Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make these burgers.

  • Ground chicken
  • Red onion, finely chopped
  • Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Seasonings: Ground cumin, paprika (sweet or smoked), salt, and pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make a Chicken Burger

Grilled burgers are incredibly easy to make, and these are no exception. While I love grilling them outdoors, you can easily grill indoors using a grill pan, indoor griddle, or a skillet.

Here’s how to make these delicious burgers!

Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill over medium heat and lightly oil the grates.

Top view of ground chicken in a glass bowl with ads in on a bamboo cutting board.
Top view of uncooked chicken burger ingredients in a glass bowl.

Break up pieces of ground chicken and add to a medium bowl. Then add the onions, cilantro, cumin, paprika, cheddar cheese, salt and black pepper. Evenly incorporate the ingredients, but be careful not to overmix the ground chicken.

Top view of uncooked chicken patties ready for the grill.

Form into four ½-inch thick patties. Grill burgers over medium heat until cooked through, 5-7 minutes per side.

Closeup side view of chicken burger on an outdoor grill.

Serve each patty in a burger bun topped with your favorite toppings. We love guacamole and sour cream.

Topping Ideas

Almost anything you put on this chicken burger will be delicious. But if you want to take it up a notch, try adding guacamole, sour cream, and maybe thin slices of red onion. These toppings perfectly complement the burger’s ingredients!

Chicken Burger Pro Tips

  1. Pro Tip—Make a Firm Patty: Chicken burgers can fall apart if they are not made into a firm patty.
  2. Pro TipDon’t Overmix Ground Chicken: Be careful not to overmix the ground meat. I like to break up the chicken as I add it to a bowl, then add the ingredients and mix together. This helps prevent overmixing, and it’s easy! 

What To Serve with These Burgers

I love to add grilled vegetables with burgers, whether that be a grilled vegetable platter or simply grilling corn cobs and serving with a spiced melting butter! If you love fries, sweet potato fries are my pick.

Are Chicken Burgers Healthy?

Chicken is naturally lower in saturated fats than beef, which makes it a great choice for managing calorie intake and promoting heart health.

More Grilling Recipes to Try

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Horizontal side view of Cheddar Chicken Burger in a bun with guacamole, sour cream, tomato slices and onion slices.

Easy Grilled Cheddar Chicken Burger

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ pounds ground chicken
  • cup red onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill over medium heat and lightly oil the grates.
  • Break up pieces of ground chicken and add to a medium bowl. Then add the onions, cilantro, cumin, paprika, cheddar cheese, salt and black pepper. Evenly incorporate the ingredients, but be careful not to overmix the ground chicken.
  • Form into four ½ inch-thick patties. Grill burgers over medium heat until cooked through, 5-7 minutes per side.
  • Serve each patty in a burger bun topped with your favorite toppings. We love guacamole and sour cream.

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Notes

  1. Pro Tip—Make a Firm Patty: Chicken burgers can fall apart if they are not made into a firm patty.
  2. Pro Tip– Don’t Overmix Ground Chicken: Be careful not to overmix the ground meat. I like to break up the chicken as I add it to a bowl, then add the ingredients and mix together. This helps prevent overmixing, and it’s easy! 
  3. Grilling: It’s great to grill these chicken burgers outdoors, but you can also grill indoors on a grill pan or cast iron skillet. 

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 940mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken burger, grilled chicken burgers

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