Ground Chicken Burgers Recipe (Gluten Free)


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This easy Ground Chicken Burgers Recipe is super simple to make! A tasty gluten free chicken burger made with chicken mince and Cajun spice – they are healthy, delicious, and ready in less than 15 minutes. What’s not to love?

A gluten free ground chicken burger in a bun with lettuce, tomato and cheese.

I love ground chicken burgers and with a spicy Cajun flavouring, these are the easiest, juicy chicken burgers perfect for your next barbecue.

These chicken burger patties are made with chicken mince, Cajun spice, gluten free breadcrumbs and NO egg, as well as being dairy free. 

Nothing beats homemade chicken burgers whether you want to throw them on a BBQ, chuck them in the air fryer or cook them in a pan.

They’re a great alternative to gluten free beef burgers and are  even better teamed with my gluten free burger buns for the ultimate experience.

A plate of ground chicken burgers.A plate of ground chicken burgers.

Ingredients and Substitutions

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this ground chicken burger recipe:

  • Ground Chicken: Chicken mince makes the best burger patties. You can usually pick this up in most supermarkets or ask your local butcher. If you can’t find ground chicken (chicken mince) then ground turkey would work as well for gluten free turkey burgers.
  • Gluten Free Breadcrumbs: You can buy gluten free breadcrumbs in most free from aisles in UK supermarkets. Alternatively, make your own by blitzing gluten free bread in a food processor.
  • Cajun Spice Mix: I absolutely love this Blackened Cajun Seasoning from Schwartz but you can use any spice mix you like. Just make sure it is gluten free and has no may contain warnings.
  • Garlic Paste: I use a paste for ease but a crushed or finely chopped garlic clove, or pre-chopped garlic (either frozen or in a jar) works too.
  • Mayonnaise: Either standard, light or vegan mayonnaise (for egg free chicken burgers) works perfectly. Mayo helps to bind the burgers and keep them moist.
  • Fresh Parsley: I add this for the flavour, but also the flecks of green it adds to the chicken mince burger patties. You could swap for coriander if you prefer, or omit it.
Ingredients for gluten free chicken burgers.Ingredients for gluten free chicken burgers.

How to make ground chicken burgers

There’s a printable recipe card below but here is a step-by-step video and photos to guide you through how to make chicken burgers.

The chicken burger ingredients in a bowl (left) and mixed together (right).The chicken burger ingredients in a bowl (left) and mixed together (right).

1. Add the chicken mince, gluten free breadcrumbs, spices, garlic paste, mayonnaise and chopped parsley to a large mixing bowl. 

2. Using your hands, mush the mixture together until everything is evenly combined.

The ground chicken burger patties being cooked in a griddle pan.The ground chicken burger patties being cooked in a griddle pan.

3. Divide the mixture into 6 and roll each portion into a ball, squashing slightly to form a burger patty. Use your thumb to press a little dent into the centre of each one. (If making ahead of time, you can chill the patties on a tray or plate in the fridge until ready to cook).

4. Heat a little oil in a pan or griddle. Once hot, add the burger patties and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through (internally the temperature should be above 74C / 165F). Remove from the pan, rest for a couple of minutes then serve.

Here is a quick video to show you how to make these ground chicken burgers:

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the commonly asked questions about making ground chicken burgers.

Are chicken burgers gluten free?

The gluten free chicken burgers you can buy in the shops usually tend to have bread crumbs or wheat flour in them, so are not gluten free. However these ground chicken burgers are made using gluten free breadcrumbs so are coeliac-safe.

Are these ground chicken burgers dairy free?

Yes – these chicken burgers don’t contain any dairy at all

Are these ground chicken burgers egg free?

I make my ground chicken burgers using mayonnaise to help bind them. However, you can easily use a vegan mayo to make them completely egg free.

Can you bake ground chicken burgers?

To bake these chicken burgers in the oven, simply preheat the oven to 200C and bake them on a baking sheet for around 20 minutes, until cooked through. I recommend flipping them half-way through cooking.

Can you make ground chicken burgers in the air fryer?

Yes, you can make chicken burgers in the air fryer – and they’re delicious! Simply air fry for 8-10 minutes until cooked through. Thicker burgers may require more cooking time and they can vary between air fryers. I recommend a meat thermometer to check your burgers are adequately cooked through. Don’t forget to also check out my other gluten free air fryer recipes.

Can I freeze ground chicken burgers?

These chicken burgers are great for batch cooking and meal prep as you can make them ahead and freeze them.
To freeze uncooked chicken burgers: Simply form the chicken patties, place them between sheets of baking paper and freeze flat. Transfer to a tub or bag once frozen. Defrost overnight in the fridge before cooking.
To freeze cooked chicken burgers: Let the burgers cool completely before freezing. Defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat thoroughly before eating.

A gluten free ground chicken burger in a bun with lettuce, tomato and cheese.A gluten free ground chicken burger in a bun with lettuce, tomato and cheese.

I also like to top my chicken burgers with some melted cheddar cheese, pink pickled onions and a good helping of sriracha mayo. And of course, iceberg lettuce and tomato too.

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  • Add the chicken mince, gluten free breadcrumbs, spices, garlic paste, mayonnaise and chopped parsley to a large mixing bowl.

  • Using your hands, mush the mixture together until everything is evenly combined.

  • Divide the mixture into 6 and roll each portion into a ball, squashing slightly to form a burger patty. Use your thumb to press a little dent into the centre of each one. (If making ahead of time, you can chill the patties on a tray or plate in the fridge until ready to cook).

  • Heat a little oil in a pan or griddle. Once hot, add the burger patties and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through (internally the temperature should be above 74C / 165F). Remove from the pan, rest for a couple of minutes then serve.

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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