I’m confidant you’re going to fall in love with these Easy Chicken Burgers with seasoned chicken breasts grilled to perfection and served with guacamole and your favorite burger toppings.  This is the type of healthy burger I could eat all any time!

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A Grilled Chicken Burger with marinated chicken breast topped with purple onion, guacamole, and Swiss cheese on a bun with a toothpick in it and potato chips on the side.

Grilled Chicken Burgers

I love these chicken burgers because they are healthy, easy to make, and packed with flavor. I always have what I need to quickly throw the seasoning together, and I like to do it first thing in the morning to cut down on prep time.

Seasoning for Chicken Burgers:

  • Olive Oil
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper

Seasoned and grilled chicken tenders stacked on a white plate.

How to make Chicken Burgers:

  • Coat the chicken breast halves in oil.
  • Mix seasonings together
  • Season chicken pieces on both sides.
  • Grill.
  • Top with mashed avocado, onion, lettuce, cheese, or desired toppings.

Tips for grilling chicken breasts:

  • Clean the grill. Turn the grill to high heat and after it’s had time to get hot, use a wire grill brush to scrub the grates clean of all leftover food debris.
  • Oil the grates.  Use a lightly oiled paper towel to spread oil over the hot grates. (Use tongs to hold the paper towel)
  • Let the grill get HOT.  Don’t add food to the grill before it’s hot.  We want to grill our chicken breasts over medium-high heat so that they cook quickly and maintain their moisture.
  • Don’t over cook.  Chicken breast halves should cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.  To test for doneness, use your finger or the tongs to poke the chicken and if it feels squishy, it needs to cook longer.

Toppings for Chicken Burgers:

  • Guacamole
  • Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Pickle

Are Chicken Burgers Healthy?

Grilled chicken burgers are almost always lower in total calories, fat and saturated fat than fried chicken burgers or beef hamburgers.  You can also make your burger healthier by avoiding the added sugar and fat found in special sauces, mayo, and ketchup. To make them even healthier, skip the bun and serve them inside a large lettuce leaf.

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What to Serve with Chicken Burgers:

 

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Recipe

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Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 20 mins
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Ingredients
  

Seasoning for chicken burgers:

  • 4 Chicken Breast halves , skinless and boneless
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Chicken Burger Toppings:

  • 1 large avocado peeled, seeded, mashed
  • 4 slices provolone cheese , or your favorite kind
  • 1/2 red onion , thinly sliced
  • 4 leaves leafy green lettuce , washed and pat dry
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions
 

  • Mix seasonings together. Lightly coat chicken breast halves in oil and sprinkle seasonings all over both sides of the chicken.
  • Prepare, clean and lightly oil grill grates. Turn grill to medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, cook chicken for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Be careful not to overcook and remember that the chicken will continue to cook a little even after it's removed from the grill.
  • Cover with tinfoil to rest while you prepare the burger toppings. Mash the avocado in a bowl and sprinkle with a little lemon juice, if desired, to keep it from browning.
  • Assemble burgers. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 37gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 907mgPotassium: 882mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3090IUVitamin C: 9.1mgCalcium: 322mgIron: 3.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I love all your recipes so far so I thought I would give these a try. Another WINNER from your site. Thanks so much!

  2. 5 stars
    Made these tonight as part of your meal plan and they were awesome! I halved the amount of chili powder because my kids don’t do well with much spice, but left everything else the same. Everyone devoured their burgers! Thank you for this and such great meal plan. You are really helping my return to work and getting us into some healthier meals.

    1. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me! And I’m glad you were able to easily adapt it for your family. Thanks for your comment–I hope the meal plans continue to be helpful! <3

  3. These were amazing!!!!! I added a bit of peri-peri seasoning just before grilling and they turned out really good! They were quite tender too! I don’t like avocado so I skipped that but added different sauces and it tasted fab👌

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made these 3 times now. The spices are perfect for a well seasoned slightly spicy bite. I’ll never go back to frozen chicken burgers.

  5. 5 stars
    Great flavor! Curious if anyone has tried this recipe with pan frying instead? Thanks for tips if so!