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The Best Chicken Burger Recipe

Quick, Easy and Healthy Burger Recipe with Lemon and Garlic
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, british, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 129 kcal


  • 300 g Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Slice Whole-wheat Bread (Medium or Thick Slice) I used one 'thin'
  • 1 Tbsp Wholegrain Mustard adjust to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Dry Tarragon or other herbs if preferred, like parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Clove of Garlic Peeled and Chopped Thinly
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 10 Sprays of Cooking Oil


Prepare the homemade burger seasoning

  • Toast the slice of bread until thoroughly crispy, but not burnt, and break it into pieces before putting it in a food processor to grind into homemade breadcrumbs.
  • In a bowl add the homemade breadcrumbs, dry tarragon (or herb of choice), wholegrain mustard, lemon juice, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper, and mix well. The homemade burger seasoning is ready.

Prepare the homemade chicken burger patties

  • Chop the chicken breasts in tiny dice, 5-7mm (0.2-0.3 inch) in size with a knife or roughly blitz in the food processor; chopping it by hand will maintain more the consistency of the meat while blitzing it will make this step very quick and the result will still be delicious.
  • Mix the chopped chicken breast with the homemade seasoning, ensuring everything is evenly mixed.
  • Once the meat is well covered in seasoning, divide it in four and create the chicken burger patties; ideally, you'd want the patties to be about 1.5-2 cm (0.6-0.8 inch) thick, so they can cook through easily but still keep moist and have a nice bite to them.
  • Warm up a flat or frying pan on medium heat and cover it with 5 sprays of cooking spray; once the pan is warm, put the patties on it.
  • After 2-3 minutes, reduce the flame and allow to cook halfway through; this will ensure you get a nice color on the outer part of the burger at the beginning and then cook it through. This step should take an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the chicken burgers are cooked halfway through, flip them and up the flame to medium again for 3-4 minutes, after which you will reduce the flame and allow them to finish cooking, which should take a further 2-3 minutes.
  • Adjust the cooking times to ensure the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving. Enjoy!



Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 18gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 427mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 181IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword 30-Minute Meal, Chicken Breast, Easy Chicken Recipes, healthy, Homemade Burger Seasoning, Homemade Chicken Burgers
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