Natasha's Chicken Burgers


A chicken burger the whole family enjoys! Natasha is my eldest daughter, and her eyes light up when I announce we're having these for dinner. The onion can be finely chopped, but with three kids, we prefer grating it so as to hide it. I usually serve these with mashed potatoes and Caesar salad for a very comforting meal!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

This top-rated chicken burger recipe is a refreshing change from traditional beef burgers. 

How to Make a Chicken Burger

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

How to Make Natasha's Chicken Burgers

Chicken Burger Ingredients

These are the simple ingredients you’ll need to make this chicken burger recipe: 

  • Ground chicken: This recipe starts with a pound of extra-lean ground chicken.
  • Bread crumbs: Use store-bought bread crumbs or make your own at home
  • Onion: Half an onion lends texture and flavor. 
  • Egg: An egg adds moisture and helps bind the chicken patties together. 
  • Seasonings: These chicken burgers are seasoned with fresh garlic, salt, and pepper. 
  • Oil: Cook the chicken burger patties in olive oil on the stove.

Tip from recipe creator ChatteroosMom: “Ground turkey can be substituted for ground chicken with great results.”

How to Make Homemade Chicken Burgers

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade chicken burgers: 

  1. Mix the chicken, half of the crumbs, onion, egg, and seasonings in a bowl. 
  2. Shape the mixture into oval-shaped patties. 
  3. Coat the patties into the remaining bread crumbs. 
  4. Cook the patties until they are deeply brown on both sides. 

What to Serve With Chicken Burgers

Explore our collection of 15 Quick and Easy Side Dishes for Burgers for mouthwatering inspiration. Here are a few of the recipes you’ll find: 

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Can You Make Chicken Burgers Ahead of Time? 

You can make the patty mixture the day before you plan to cook the chicken burgers. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge, then form the patties just before cooking. 

How to Store Chicken Burgers

Store your leftover chicken burger patties in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days or freeze them for up to three months. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“I added some dried parsley flakes to the mixture and some grated Parmesan cheese to the bread crumb coating,” says CookinLovin. “Served on French-style buns with lettuce, mayo, and honey mustard and a side of onion rings. YUM!”

“Really simple and quick — dinner was ready way earlier than I'd planned,” says Rusty Brown. “Came out great! The cooking instructions of 5-6 minutes per side were just right.”

“They were the best burgers we have had in years,” raves beulah. “The only change I made to the recipe was to not use breadcrumbs but instead to use ground up crackers. The grated onion makes all the difference. I put in a little bit of fresh parsley and they were heavenly!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground chicken

  • ½ cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, divided

  • ½ small onion, finely grated

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Mix ground chicken, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, onion, egg, and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Moisten hands and shape chicken mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time, into flat, oval-shaped patties.

  3. Spread remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dip patties in bread crumbs to coat.

  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. Cook patties in hot oil until deeply browned on the bottoms, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn patties and cook until other sides are browned, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
8g Fat
12g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 270mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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