Chicken Burgers

Chicken burger sauteed to perfect. Topped with vegetables and a side of ketchup.

Homemade chicken burgers have become one of my go-to weeknight meals. Not only are they quick and easy to make, they’re also quite tasty. They can also serve as an alternative for someone that would not want a beef burger. Using our Open Fire rubs will allow your burgers to have optimal flavor, with barely any effort involved. Let’s dive into how to make them!

Mixing and forming

In order to mix and form the burgers, you’re going to want to have all of the ingredients organized. You’ll need the following:

  • Ground chicken
  • Chickpeas (mashed)
  • Eggs (beaten)
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • Open Fire rub of your choice

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Then, form eight equal-sized patties and sprinkle the top of each with more Open Fire rub if you would like. Set aside while you heat up a large cast iron or pan.

Chicken burger patties are formed and ready to be cooked over high heat
Chicken burger patties are formed and ready to be cooked

Cooking the burgers

Once your cast iron or pan is heated over medium-high heat, add three or four chicken burgers at a time to cook, making sure not to overcrowd them. Let them cook, untouched, for about four minutes. Flip the burgers and if they are charring too much for your liking, lower the heat. Allow them to cook for another four minutes and then begin to check the internal temperature. According to the USDA, ground chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165ºF. I have a Thermapen for a thermometer and cannot recommend it enough. It is pricey, but it’s an amazing meat thermometer. Remove the chicken burgers as they finish (some will cook faster than others). For the burgers that are taking a little longer to cook, flip every one or two minutes to ensure there isn’t too much charring. Repeat with the remaining uncooked chicken burger patties.

Chicken burgers cooking away on the stove. Beginning to get nice char marks
Chicken burgers cooking away on the stove

Make your burger

Once the burger patties are all cooked, there is only one thing left to do: make your burger! You can honestly put anything that you would like on them. My suggestions: onion, butterhead lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, jalapenos (if you like spicy), and ketchup. These chicken burgers are easy, delicious, and loaded with protein. Not only are you getting the protein from the ground chicken, but there’s also eggs and chickpeas (these have a lot of fiber too) mixed into them. I consider these to be a great weeknight meal, especially if you are busy and/or have kids/family to feed. Try these out and let me know what you think. It’s just another way to get big flavor, with minimal effort, using our Open Fire rubs.

Chicken burgers cooked to perfection with the right about of char
Chicken burgers all cooked and ready to be devoured
Chicken burger sauteed to perfect. Topped with vegetables and a side of ketchup.

Chicken Burgers

These Open Fire chicken burgers are an easy, delicious, and healthy meal that's high in protein. Quick and simple enough for the weeknight, these fun burgers are seasoned with the Open Fire rub of your choice, leaving them packed with flavor. Made from chicken, chickpeas, and eggs, these burgers are also loaded with protein and fiber, making them a healthy and tasty meal option.
Servings 8 Burgers

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Ground chicken
  • 1 15 oz Canned chickpeas drained and mashed
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 3 tbsp Open Fire rub of your choice
  • 4 tbsp Italian breadcrumbs
  • Avocado oil

Instructions
 

  • Drain the chickpeas and pulse them in a food processor to mash them up.
  • Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix to combine well.
  • Form 8 patties with your hands and set aside. Sprinkle the top of each patty with more Open Fire rub (optional).
  • Heat a large cast iron or pan over medium-high heat. Add a little avocado oil.
  • Add 3-4 patties to the heated cast iron or pan (make sure to not overcrowd). Cook for 4 minutes and flip. Turn the heat down if the patties are charring too much for your liking. Cook for another 4 minutes. The burgers are done when the internal temperature of 165ºF has been reached. If they need to cook longer, flip every 1-2 minutes to prevent too much charring.
  • Remove the patties from the heat once they are finished. Repeat with the remaining uncooked patties.
  • Serve immediately, however you like to top your chicken burgers. Enjoy!
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