Chicken Burgers {Grain & Gluten Free}


Eating chicken can get real boring real fast, since most of us eat chicken a whole lot!

It’s less expensive than beef and fish and very versatile.

Eating beef burgers can get real fattening real fast but sometimes you need a juicy burger. Now don’t get me wrong here, I still like beef, but to lose some fat,  ground chicken is a great option.

With yummy seasonings you can take plain old chicken and create delicious burgers!



Finding good whole grain bread can be challenging. These beautiful loaf is from Whole Foods market. I chose to make my burger more into a panini since I couldn’t find any good buns that I liked.

So chicken patty panini is what these became!



Although I was tested as NOT having a wheat allergy my digestive issues have disappeared since being wheat free since the new year. I’m sticking with it, but have occasionally eaten wheat like this bread without any problems. So for me, my body can handle a little wheat maybe once a month but not daily.

When I make this recipe again I will flatten the burgers more if making a panini like the picture you see above. It was quite thick! BUT it was amazing!!! I sauteed some onions and mushrooms, added fresh spinach and topped it with an ounce or two of fontina cheese!

Best healthy burger ever!




Chicken Burgers {Grain & Gluten Free}
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: 1patty
  • Calories: 183
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 269mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 125mg
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  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl until well blended.
  2. Shape into 8 patties.
  3. Grill on medium heat for about 12 minutes or until juices run clear.
  4. Or Bake in the oven at 400 degrees on a wire rack on a baking pan for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Enjoy with toppings!
Weight Watchers PointPlus: 5*





  1. Kathy S says

    You are soooo wrong! Eating beef will not make you fat or unhealthy! Eating the bread around it will. I eat lots of beef, pig and chicken and I lost 16 lbs. It’s called Paleo. It’s the real sugar free way to eat. Check it out.

    • Brenda says

      HI Kathy, I never said beef will make you fat nor is it unhealthy. I said it has more fat than chicken and that’s not my opinion, it does. I said don’t get me wrong I like beef and I eat burgers and there’s nothing wrong with that. But once in awhile it’s a good thing to change up the burger and eat a chicken burger for less calories and less fat. So while I am very happy you have lost weight eating paleo, no need to slam those who don’t eat the way you do. Thanks!

  2. Eileen says

    Chicken Burgers rock! I always use the 99% FF Ground Chicken, I make a Buffalo Chicken Burger by mixing in garlic & onion powder with Frank Buffalo Sauce. I grill them & when they are ready I brush them with more Buff Sauce. I top them with a wedge of Laughing Cow Blue Cheese & sliced red onion. I eat mine over a bed of lettuce with celery & carrot sticks. Low cal & WW friendly!

  3. Kellee says

    This recipe sounds delicious. I’m curious as to why you use the egg? Does it act like a “glue” like in meatloaf? Can you taste it?

  4. Ericka says

    My family LOVES chicken burgers. I bought a grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid so I can grind my own ground chicken from chicken breasts. TOTALLY worth the $50!! The butcher is really helpful telling me what cuts of beef to get the healthiest ground beef.
    Thanks for the recipe! LOVE your site :)

  5. Linda says

    I just made these for dinner and they were super yummy
    I added veggies tho….in a food processor I chopped
    Spinach, yellow onion, carrots, yellow bell pepper it added
    Extra flavor and a little crunch


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