Cilantro lime chicken burgers that are packed with refreshing flavor! The perfect summer main dish. Gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
As I was planning out recipes for summer, I realized I only have two burger recipes on my blog! Time to change that! Although my brain typically goes to eating a burger on a hamburger bun, you can also serve these in a lettuce “bun” or over a salad. This burger is delicious every way!
Why Ground Chicken?
I decided to use ground chicken for this recipe because I thought it would go best with the cilantro and lime flavors. It feels stickier than ground beef but the burgers hold together well once they’re cooked without using an egg or bread crumbs.
Ingredients in Cilantro Lime Chicken Burgers
lime juice + zest
How to Make Chicken Burgers
There is a little bit of chopping involved but this recipe is super simple! Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and shape into burgers. I like to get my hands a little damp before forming the burgers so the chicken sticks to itself and not my hands. 🙂
You can cook these chicken burgers in a skillet, on a grill pan or on the grill. When they reach an internal temperature of 165º, they’re ready to eat! My favorite way to enjoy these burgers is with sliced avocado, sliced jalapeños, onion, mayo and ketchup but feel free to create your own masterpiece.
If you make these cilantro lime chicken burgers, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turn out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.
whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns or lettuce bun
toppings of choice: avocado, ketchup, red onion, jalapeño slices, avocado oil mayo
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until just combined. Shape the mixture into equal sized burgers.
Spray a little cooking spray on a non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Add burgers to skillet and cook 6-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through and 165°F internally. Serve immediately with toppings and bun of choice.