Ground Chicken Burgers

Ground Chicken Burgers 3 Ways

Ground Chicken Burgers 3 Ways

There’s nothing quite like a burger hot off the grill and loaded up with fresh toppings. This one recipe can be used for 3 different burgers – Tex Mex, Berbere Spice, or Classic. Are you feeling zesty, spicy, or basic today? If it’s party time, just roll the patties out a bit smaller for the best chicken sliders you’ve ever had!

Yield: 12 burgers or 24 sliders of one style of your choice
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Chef’s Tips:

  • Burgers patties can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead of time and stored, covered, in the refrigerator until ready to grill.
  • To make 2 different styles (24 burgers or 48 sliders), double the Burger Base ingredients. To make all 3 styles (36 burgers or 60 sliders), triple the Burger Base ingredients.


For All Burger Bases:

For the Classic Chicken Burgers:

  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) yellow mustard
  • 12 hamburger buns, or 24 slider buns

For the Tex Mex Burgers:

  • ¼ cup (32 g) finely minced red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely minced
  • 2 tsp (8 g) Tex Mex seasoning
  • 1 cup (50 g) lightly crushed corn chips

For the Berbere Spice Burgers:

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (6 g) minced ginger
  • 1 tsp (2 g) chili flakes
  • 1 tsp (3 g) paprika
  • ½ tsp (2 g) ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp (1 g) ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp (1 g) ground nutmeg


  1. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place burger base ingredients plus desired burger type ingredients in a large bowl (if making the Tex Mex burgers, omit bread crumbs from the base recipe). Gently mix until combined.
  3. Divide mixture into 12 equal balls for regular burgers or 24 balls for sliders. Place on prepared baking sheet and gently flatten into ½ inch thick burger patties or a ¼ inch thick patties for sliders.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and grease well.
  6. Place burgers on preheated grill and cook with the lid closed for 5-7 minutes per side (3-4 minutes per side for sliders) flipping occasionally or until cooked through. Place burger patty on bottom bun. Top with desired garnishes and serve.

Classic Burger topping suggestions:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
  • Sliced red onion
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Tex Mex Burger topping suggestions:

  • Crushed corn chips
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced avocado
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Tex Mex cheese

Berbere Spice Burger topping suggestions:

  • Mango chutney
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Sliced cucumber
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