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bbq chicken burger

This healthy burger is seasoned with barbecue flavors, studded with cheddar cheese, & grilled and basted in barbecue sauce. This easy chicken burger may just replace all burgers at your house!

4 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
15 minutes
1 lb ground chicken
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C barbeque sauce (more for topping cooked burger)
2 oz sharp cheddar cheese (diced)

1. Heat grill to medium high.

2. Place chicken into large mixing bowl and add spices, ¼ cup barbecue sauce, and diced cheese. Mix until just combined and ingredients are evenly distributed. DO NOT OVERMIX.

3. Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into patties. Place a thumbprint into the middle of each burger to help prevent shrinkage and to ensure even cooking.

4. Grill burgers for 6-7 minutes per side or until chicken reaches 160 degrees.

5. Remove chicken burgers to a plate and baste with additional barbecue sauce. Allow burgers to rest on a plate for 5-10 minutes before serving.

6. Serving Option: Serve on top of bun (or go bun-less for low-carb / gluten free) and top burger with 1-2 tsp additional barbecue sauce and ¼ cup coleslaw on each burger. Note- Additional toppings will alter total calories, fat, sodium, and sugar.

Optional toppings: lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced onion, or fresh coleslaw


Nutrition Tips: -Store-bought BBQ sauce is often high in Added Sugar. Compare brands to find a BBQ sauce that is lowest in Added Sugars per serving size. -Vinegar-based coleslaw will be lower in Total Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol than a mayonnaise-based slaw. Look at the Ingredient Lists of store-bought coleslaw to find one that is made with vinegar instead of mayo!