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Baked Chicken Burger with Sneaky Veggies

This Baked Chicken Burger is moist, juicy and flavorful! Packed with cauliflower and carrot, cheese, mashed avocado and Sriracha mayo, these ground chicken burgers can be made on stove top as well.

oven baked chicken burgers on green plates

Who’s up for a burger? 

Really good chicken burger, but healthier……much healthier because they are-

  1. Baked 
  2. Lean chicken 
  3. Veggies baked right in the patty
  4. Mashed avocado for good measure

(Have you guys tried these Healthyish Baked Chicken Meatballs?? This recipe is just the burger version of that.)

A good burger begins with a good patty – A patty that needs to juicy and flavorful. The SECRET here is that these chicken patties are made with grated veggies and cheese along with chicken, which keeps them moist and adds tons of flavor. We all know that cauliflower packs in a lot of moisture and all that cheese keeps the burger moist and delicious. If you are into air fryer, then check out this burger made in air fryer.

  • Easy Peasy (Mix all ingredients, shape and bake)
  • Freezer friendly ( Store ’em in zip lock bags and thaw at room temperature. Heat in a skillet or microwave or oven). 
  • Tasty 
  • Endless possibilities to serve. 
  • Veggies are sneaked in <— Great. Even for picky eaters
  • Guilt-free
  • Easy clean up 
  • It involves avocado <— my favorite 
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for lunch boxes too 

Main components:

Burger patty, Sriracha mayo, Toasted bun, Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato <——- standard burger components.

step by step photos on how to make sriracha mayonnaise

How to make chicken burgers in oven?

Make patty – Mix ground chicken, grated cauliflower, carrot, cheese, egg, panko and seasoning together in a large bowl. Shape them into patties and bake in a 400 degree oven for about 23 minutes or until cooked through.

Make sauce – Mix sriracha sauce and mayonnaise together in a small bowl.

Toast buns – This step is optional – Brush the inside of burger burns of room temperature butter and cook in a skillet (only buttered side), until golden brown.

Assemble burgers – Place sauce, burger patty, mashed avocado, lettuce and tomato in between burger bun and eat.

step by step photos on how to assemble a healthy chicken burger baked in oven

Expert tips:

How to make ground chicken burgers in a skillet?

Make the patty as instructed. Heat one to two tablespoons oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken patties, until deep golden on both sides and cooked through (4-5 minutes per side)

Sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Try not to use ground chicken breast – It is too lean and does not have much flavor.

Grate vegetables in the coarse side of box grater.

Chicken patty can be shaped into meatballs.

healthy chicken burger patties, mashed avocado, lettuce, tomato and sriracha mayo ready to assembled.

Storage instructions:

Leftover patties can be refrigerated for to 4 days. To reheat, cook in a non-stick skillet, placed over medium heat and cook on both sides, until heated through.

Sauce can be refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.

Chicken burgers in oven is great for lunch, dinner or meal prep. You will also love these Lunch Box Recipes or check out a huge collection of family friendly dinner ideas.

A shot of the inside of chicken burger after being taken a bite

Frequently asked questions:

Is a chicken burger healthy?

Chicken burgers are generally healthy since they are leaner and lower in calories. It is more healthier when the patty is baked in the oven or grilled instead of pan frying.

What’s good on a chicken burger?

Chicken burgers are delicious with a variety of toppings, like –
Onion, Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, Cheese, Guacamole, Pickles, Salsa, Marinara sauce, BBQ Sauce and Caramelized onions.

How many calories in a baked chicken burger?

The baked chicken burger patty is only 322 calories each. Total calories will depend on the buns used and the additional toppings.

Chicken burger packed in lunch boxes with sauce on the side in a seperate container

More Recipes with ground chicken:

Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl

Loaded Black Bean Nachos

Ground Chicken and Green Beans Stir Fry

Baked Barbecue Chicken Meatballs with avocado

Instant Pot Pasta with Chicken Meat Sauce

or more chicken recipes

Baked Chicken Burger with Sneaky Veggies

Maria Doss
Yummy baked chicken burger with sneaky veggies is loaded with cauliflower, carrot, pepper jack cheese, mashed avocado and Sriracha mayo. Weeknights, lunches, lunch box (yes…scroll down for how-to) or just about anytime! 
4.54 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5 burgers

Ingredients
  

Baked Chicken Burger Patty

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup grated cauliflower (grated in the coarse side of the box grater)
  • 1 cup grated carrot (grated in the coarse side of the box grater)
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese (or Monterey jack )
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 large garlic, finely minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy)

Sriracha Mayo

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce (more or less depending on your taste)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated

Additional ingredients

  • 5 burger buns
  • 1 large ripe avocado, mashed
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes

Instructions
 

Make Baked Chicken Burger Patty

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with hands.
  • Divide into 5 equal portions and shape into a disc about the diameter of your bun (about 3 1/2 inch). (If using very large buns, then you could make 4 burgers instead of 5)
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet and spray a coating of non-stick cooking spray on top. 
  • Bake for 21-25 minutes, until cooked through. 
  • Place pan on a wire rack to cool slightly. 

Make Sriracha Mayo

  • Stir all ingredients together and refrigerate until serving time.

Assemble Baked Chicken Burger with Sneaky Veggies

  • Top the bottom of a burger bun with some mashed avocado, top with a chicken patty, Sriracha mayo, tomato slices and lettuce. 
    EAT. 

Notes

Freezer Friendly – Store cooked and cooled ground chicken patties in zip lock bags and thaw at room temperature. Heat in a skillet or microwave or oven. 
To cook on stovetop : Make the patty as instructed. Heat one to two tablespoons oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken patties, until deep golden on both sides and cooked through (4-5 minutes per side). 
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