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You do have time! These simple Weeknight Chicken Burgers come together quickly and taste delicious!

Weeknight Chicken Burgers

  • Author: Sara Haas
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


You do have time! These simple Weeknight Chicken Burgers come together quickly and taste delicious!



For the Burgers

  • vegetable oil, as needed for grill
  • 1 ¼ pound ground chicken (breast or thigh or combination)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeño (add more for additional heat)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons minced white onion
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs, preferably whole wheat

For the Mayo:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For serving:

  • 8 small, whole wheat rolls, halved and toasted
  • avocado, red onion, lettuce, tomato


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat or set a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush grates of grill lightly with oil or coat grill pan lightly with oil.
  2. Combine the ground chicken, garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, onion, salt, pepper and bread crumbs together in a large bowl. Mix with clean hands until just combined. Shape into 8, equal-size patties. 
  3. Once grill is hot, add the patties. Cook about 14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165’F, flipping once halfway through cooking time.
  4. To make the Garlic Cilantro Mayo: Combine the garlic, cilantro, mayonnaise and lime juice in a small food processor and puree until smooth, adding water, if needed to thin to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Alternatively, finely chop cilantro and mix by hand with the garlic, mayonnaise and lime juice. 
  5. To serve: Place burgers on toasted buns, top with Garlic Cilantro Mayo and toppings of your choice. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Burgers
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: burgers, chicken, weeknight

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