Chicken Burgers

5 servings
  • 1 pound ground white meat chicken
  • 2 cups coarse to fine fresh bread crumbs, divided (not canned)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated sweet onion (or finely, finely minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse grained salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Be sure to use ground white meat chicken. If you're buying your ground chicken from the grocery story, ring the bell and ask them if they've got what you're looking for or if they'll grind some chicken breast for you. You can also grind it yourself in a food processor. Remove all excess fat and cartilage from boneless, skinless chicken breast and tenders, cut into 1-inch cubes and pulse until coarsely chopped.

Use fresh bread crumbs. It only takes a few extra minutes. Remove crusts from good bread or don't remove the crusts, tear into chunks and pulse in a mini chopper or food processor. Make a giant batch and freeze them so next time you can skip this step.

Place chicken in a mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, fold in milk, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, onion, cayenne, salt and pepper. The mixture will be very wet which means it will be a tiny bit icky forming it into patties but forge ahead. Place remaining 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs on a dinner plate or cookie sheet. Divide chicken meat into 4 or 5 piles (you decide which portion size is best for you) and using your hands, shape into patties. Coat each patty with bread crumbs. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and fry patties until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

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Made these burgers tonight for dinner. Very good and juicy. Followed the recipe almost exactly but used McCormick's Grill Seasoning in place of the black pepper. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried these, but I also added caramelized onions to the mix. Really makes a great change to the burgers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our kids love this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and super easy! I substituted minced scallions for the sweet onion and panko for the bread crumbs, and added 3 T minced sweet red pepper. Moist and yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Even my 2 and 4 year olds liked the chicken burger! I didn't use cayenne pepper, improvised with a little parm cheese and montreal steak seasoning--otherwise I followed the recipe. We topped the burgers with cheese and/or guacamole--yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really easy to make and absolutely delicious. I have made chicken burgers before and never have they been so moist and flavorful. I added garlic, worchestire, some grated parmesan cheese and cooked as recommended. My son, who never eats chicken, loved these as well. Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! Easy - I cheated and used pre-made breadcrumbs and pre-ground chicken - and delicious. Made these as sliders, so it made about 9 patties. Love these with cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce on them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used packaged ground chicken and it was extremely juicy, I think next time I will intentionally buy non white meat. I used Trader Joes bread crumbs too. Also, about half the suggested milk was more than enough. It was excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Served with garlic mayo and roasted red peppers. Will make again and again and again! I didnt use any milk and only 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. The trick to making the patties is to wet your hands and they will shape nicely. Also, if u have time refridgerate to firm them up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this several times, and the reason I keep coming back to it is that the cooked burgers are moist and not too firm. I agree with others that you can cut the milk back a little. This is a very customizable recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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