by Olena

Ground Chicken Burger Recipe

by Olena

4.8 from 4 reviews

Ground Chicken Burger Recipe with juicy chicken patties like my Ukrainian grandma used to make. Grill into a burger or pan fry as small patties and serve naked with quinoa and salad. No matter what you do, it's THE BEST chicken burgers.

My Grandma’s Chicken Patties

This ground chicken burger recipe will knock your family’s socks off! And the best part is that homemade chicken patties are low in sodium, lean and yet juicy and super easy to make in your blender or food processor. And these healthy chicken patties are not too delicate for the grill and can be pan fried.

Growing up in Ukraine my grandma made the best smaller size chicken patties. We used to say they are like spitz – highly addictive. That’s why this recipe makes 24. But if you want to make chicken burger patties, just shape them twice bigger.

My absolute favourite way of eating “naked” chicken patties is with whole wheat spaghetti and ketchup. They also taste great cold. My kids love them and I can guarantee yours will too!

chicken patties garnished with prepared mustard and parsley

How to Make Ground Chicken Burgers

  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, add chicken and process until ground. Work in batches and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Then blend egg, onion and garlic.
  3. Quickly soak bread in water and squeeze well. Add to the blender along with salt and pepper.
    Chicken Burgers in a blender
  4. Process until well combined and add to the bowl with ground chicken meat. Using your hands, mix well.
  5. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet or grill on medium heat and swirl some oil to coat (spray the grill). Form into a ball size of a tennis ball for a burger or somewhere between golf and tennis size for “naked” patty, then flatten.
  6. Pan fry or grill for about 4-5 minutes per side (grills vary). It is time to flip when white edges appear and patty is brown on the bottom. Please note that second and third batches will take less time to cook as the skillet (grill) will be hotter. pan frying healthy chicken burgers in a skillet

We Like to Eat Chicken Patties like This:

For “naked” burger, serve hot ground chicken patties with a side grain plus cucumber tomato salad. Chicken patties also taste very good cold!

If you go for a burger, then use traditional fix ins plus funky ones like mashed avocado (or salsa guacamole) and prepared mustard. OMG!

Chicken Burger sliced in half

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Ground Chicken Burger Recipe

4.8 from 4 reviews

Chicken Burger Recipe with juicy chicken patties like my Ukrainian grandma used to make. Grill into a burger or pan fry as small patties and serve naked with quinoa and salad. No matter what you do, it’s THE BEST chicken burgers.

  • Author: Olena ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 burgers (24 "naked" patties) 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove or Grill
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/2 small onion, cut in chunks
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 slice of sprouted whole grain bread
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp avocado or coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, add chicken and process until ground. Work in batches and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Return blender to its base, add egg, onion and garlic. Quickly soak bread in water, squeeze well and add to the blender along with salt and pepper. Process until well combined and add to the bowl with ground chicken meat. Using your hands, mix well.
  3. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet or grill on medium heat and swirl some oil to coat (spray the grill). Form into a ball size of a tennis ball for a burger or somewhere between golf and tennis size for “naked” patty, then flatten.
  4. Pan fry or grill for about 4-5 minutes per side (grills vary). It is time to flip when white edges appear and patty is brown on the bottom. Please note that second and third batches will take less time to cook as the skillet (grill) will be hotter.
  5. Serve hot assembled in a burger or with a side grain + salad. They also taste very good cold.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Freeze: Lay patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, freeze completely and transfer to a large Ziploc bag. Cook from frozen following recipe’s instructions + 5 minutes.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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