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Grilled Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and Garlic Aioli

These Grilled Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and Garlic Aioli are the best, healthy summer grill recipe for all your family and friends.

May 3, 2019 (Last Updated: September 1, 2019)
These Grilled Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and Garlic Aioli are the best summer grill burger for the entire family. The meat is juicy and filled with flavor and pairs perfect with store bought or homemade guacamole, Gouda cheese, lettuce and homemade garlic aioli. Don't have a grill? No problem, make on the stove top as well! #burgers #grilling #food #recipe #chicken

Summer is just around the corner which means grilling season is nearly among us! These Grilled Chicken Burgers are super juicy and the perfect lean and healthy grilled meat option for everyone in the family. These juicy chicken burgers pair perfectly with guacamole and my Homemade Garlic Aioli making them stand out from the typical boring burger. Don’t have a grill? No problem, this healthy chicken burgers recipe can be made on the stove top as well to be enjoyed all year round.

What Do You Need To Make Grilled Chicken Burgers?

The kitchen tools you will need for this healthy chicken burger recipe are:

  • A large and small mixing bowl
  • A good, stiff spatula (metal works best)
  • A charcoal or gas grill (see common questions for stove top option)
  • A spoon, fork and knife

The ingredients you will need for these juicy chicken burgers are:

  • Ground Chicken
  • Spices
  • Butter
  • An Egg
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Milk
  • Buns and Condiments 

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Simple Grilled Chicken Burgers Recipe Step By Step

Juicy Chicken Burgers Recipe Prep

  1. Combine ground chicken, spices, milk, egg and breadcrumbs in a large bowl and mash together. I usually just use my hands, but if that grosses you out you can use a spoon or fork. 
  2. Form ground turkey mix into four equal size balls. Flatten out meat then place sliced butter throughout each patty and cover with additional meat so the butter doesn’t leak out. 
  3. Place burgers on a hot grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until meat is cooked through (165 degrees F). 
  4. Serve grilled chicken burgers with buns, cheese, suggested condiments and Garlic Aioli

Garlic Aioli Prep

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk or stir to combine. Serve with cooked Ground Chicken Burgers.

Healthy Grilled Chicken Burgers Recipe Tips and Suggestions

Tip 1: The raw ground chicken is going to be wet and sticky, DO NOT PANIC I PROMISE THEY WILL STAY TOGETHER. The egg and breadcrumbs will glue them together, but the grilled chicken burgers will remain moist and juicy. If you add more breadcrumbs or skip the milk the meat is more likely to dry out.

Tip 2: Do your best not to overcook the juicy chicken burgers. Use a meat thermometer and when the internal temperature reads 165 degrees take those boys off. The chicken burgers will continue to cook a little while they rest, making them safe and juicy to eat.

Tip 3: Only flip the grilled chicken burgers once. Place each chicken burger patty on a hot grill (or pan) and let them sit for 4-5 minutes, then flip and let them sit another 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. This allows the burgers to get a nice char, helps them cook more evenly, and makes the chicken burgers easier to flip/stay together.

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Common Juicy Chicken Burgers Recipe Questions

How should I store leftover healthy chicken burgers?

Store the leftover grilled chicken burgers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Rewarm the juicy chicken burgers in the microwave (30-60 seconds) or oven until steaming.

Can I freeze Grilled Chicken Burgers?

Sure! To freeze leftover chicken burgers wrap in aluminum foil then place in a freezer bag for 1-2 months. To rewarm juicy chicken burgers, place in the microwave on the de-thaw setting or until steaming and warmed all the way through. It is also best to leave the cheese off and add it when you rewarm the chicken burger.

Can I use a different type of meat instead of chicken?

Absolutely! I love the way the ground chicken tastes and it is a healthier/leaner meat. Some other options include ground turkey or ground beef. Cooking times may vary, therefore make sure to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the burger. A vegetarian option would be to use your favorite brand of veggie burger, or a large, grilled portobello mushroom.

I don’t like guacamole, what are some other chicken burger topping suggestions?

The base chicken burger recipe can pair with virtually any toppings. Some great options are BBQ sauce, ranch, ketchup, mayo, onions, tomatoes, bacon or any other topping you love!

Can I make these juicy chicken burgers on the stove top? 

Yes, you can! If you do not have a grill available, or the weather is yucky you can make these chicken burgers on the stove top. Heat a large heavy bottomed pan (caste iron works great) over medium to high heat and add cooking spray or butter. Next, add the chicken burgers to the pan and cook for 5 minutes then flip and cook an additional 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

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Grilled Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and Garlic Aioli

The best, easy summer grill recipe for the entire family! These Grilled Chicken Burgers are super juicy and pair perfectly with guacamole and garlic aioli!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Grill
Keyword: Chicken Burgers with Guacamole, Easy Chicken Burger Recipe, grilled chicken burgers
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 513kcal


Grilled Chicken Burgers

Garlic Aioli

  • 4 Tbsp Mayo
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper


  • 4 Buns
  • 4 Slices Gouda Cheese
  • 1/3 Cup Guacamole Store Bought or Homemade
  • Green Leaf Lettuce


Grilled Chicken Burgers

  • Combine all ingredients except unsalted butter into a large bowl and mash and stir to combine. The meat will be sticky and slightly wet, it's okay they will hold together. Divide the meat into four equal balls and press them into a flat burger shape. 
  • Slice the butter into 8 thin and small pieces and work into each burger. This will help keep them nice and juicy! Heat your grill or skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated add the burgers and cook for 5 minutes then flip and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until internal temperature reads 165 degrees. 
  • Once cooked through remove from heat and add your cheese. While the burgers rest, prepare your condiments and garlic aioli. Assemble your burgers with guacamole, Garlic Aioli, lettuce and serve warm. Enjoy!

Garlic Aioli

  • Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and stir to combine. Spread over cooked Grilled Chicken Burgers. 
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  • Leftover Storage: Store leftover chicken burgers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • Rewarming Instructions: Warm chicken burgers in the microwave (30-60 seconds) or oven until hot. Serve with guacamole and garlic aioli. 
  • Freezer Option: Freeze leftover chicken burgers for up to 2 months. Store wrapped in foil in an airtight container. 


Serving: 1Burger | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 43.4g | Fat: 23.4g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 4.1g | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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  • Reply
    Ashley Judd
    June 21, 2019 at 6:49 am

    5 stars
    Your blog touches my heart and your recipes make my tummy happy

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    May 5, 2019 at 6:05 am

    5 stars
    Love that this has guacamole on it! Makes such a great meal!

  • Reply
    May 5, 2019 at 3:56 am

    5 stars
    I love non-beef burgers, this is a great recipe for a leaner, but still tasty burger!!

  • Reply
    May 5, 2019 at 2:04 am

    5 stars
    I wish I was having one of these burgers for lunch!! I love chicken burgers as they seem healthier than beef ones. The avo combined with the chicken has sold me on these!

  • Reply
    May 5, 2019 at 1:59 am

    5 stars
    What an epic burger topped with some of my favourite items – guac and melting cheese! So decadent and delicious

  • Reply
    Anita @ Daily Cooking Quest
    May 5, 2019 at 1:48 am

    5 stars
    Wow, this chicken burger has all my favorites in one: garlic aioli and gouda! I know I am going to totally love this.

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