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Air Fryer Chicken Burger

Air Fryer Chicken Burger is so moist, juicy, perfectly seasoned, healthier, delicious and cooks in under 10 minutes. Made from scratch, it is also freezer friendly and crave worthy.

air fryer chicken burgers on a white tray

Ground Chicken Burgers made totally in an air fryer including toasted buns!! Who needs a stove top anymore? Ok, not everyday.

If you remember our popular baked chicken burger that is made with a baked chicken patty using grated cauliflower and carrot mixed into the patty for added nutrition and juiciness, then this burger is a slight modification from that.

Air fryer is a game changer in my kitchen. It is incredibly versatile in making breakfast, lunch, dinner, vegetables, appetizers and even desserts. Our latest experiment is chicken burgers and you might be pleasantly surprised with the result!

Why Chicken Burger in an Air Fryer?

  • Easy clean up
  • Perfect to be made all seasons
  • Kid friendly
  • Healthier with lean ground chicken
  • Freezer friendly

A good chicken burger begins with a chicken patty, that needs to be juicy and flavorful. The SECRET here is that these patties are made with shredded cheese along with chicken, which keeps them moist and air fryer cooks it fast without over cooking.

Main Components:

Air Fryer Chicken Patties – Ground chicken mixed with chopped onion, garlic, panko breadcrumbs, egg, shredded cheese and seasonings are mixed, shaped into patties and then air fried.

Burger Buns – Brioche buns are spread with mayo (or use butter) and toasted…. again in air fryer.

Spicy Sriracha Sauce – Sriracha sauce, grated fresh garlic and mayonnaise.

Vegetables – Lettuce and Tomato

ingredients needed to make ground chicken burger patties

Method

Make Chicken Patties (check out the step by step photos above) – Mix ground chicken, finely chopped onion, garlic, panko breadcrumbs, egg, shredded mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes together, divide mixture into four equal portions, shape each into patties and air fry at 365 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Toast buns – Spread a thin coating of mayo on the cut side of the buns and toast at 340 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes.

Make sauce – Stir mayonnaise, sriracha sauce and finely grated garlic.

Assemble burgers – Spread sauce on the bottom of a bun, top with a patty, sliced tomato and lettuce and close with the top bun.

More air fryer dinner ideas: Tandoori Cauliflower, Crispy air fryer lemon pepper wings, Shrimp Sushi Bowl, Breaded Shrimp, Garlic Bread, Garlic Parmesan Wings, Breaded Mushrooms, Garlic Shrimp, Crispy Tilapia and Chicken Nuggets.

chicken patties made in air fryer with sriracha sauce

Expert tips

Do not over cook patties. It takes approximately 8 to 10 minutes for the patties to be fully cooked (depending on the thickness). Over cooking might tend to dry them out.

Adjust sriracha sauce based on your spice level.

Cheese – Shredded mozzarella, cheddar, Monterey jack, pepper jack or Mexican blend are all great options.

Serving suggestions for chicken patties:

The ground chicken patty is delicious made into various meals. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Great main course for dinner (served with a sauce like marinara /BBQ), rice or pasta and roasted vegetables (like air fried broccoli or green beans).
  2. Cut the patty into slices and stir into your favorite salad instead of meat.
  3. Great for school lunch with a sauce on the side.
  4. Make Chicken Parm – Top the baked patty with jarred marinara sauce, mozzarella and parm, air fry until cheese is  melted and sprinkle fresh basil on top.

Variations

Serve it traditional ham burger style with mustard, ketchup, mayo, pickles, American cheese and tomatoes.

Use BBQ sauce instead and also sliced avocado.

Make it Hawaiian style with BBQ sauce, cheese and grilled pineapple.

Serve with crispy bacon and cheddar for a chicken bacon burger.

More Easy Chicken Recipes for DinnerChicken Broccoli Pasta, Hunan Chicken, Spicy Chicken Tacos, Spicy Chicken Pasta, Recipe for Vodka Sauce and chicken, Butter Chicken Pasta, Honey Sriracha Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Pesto Chicken Pasta, Thai Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Shawarma, Cashew Chicken or Chicken Alfredo.

Make ahead instructions:

Chicken patties can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 4 days (bring to room temperature before assembling or warm in the microwave) or frozen for up to month.

Sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Buns can be toasted up to a few hours ahead.

Assemble burgers just before serving.

Make a Low Carb Chicken Burger —-> Swap the burger buns for lettuce wraps.

More Air fryer recipes: French Toast, Air Fryer Apple Fritters without Apple Juice, Baked Apples, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Super Crispy Chickpeas, Ground Chicken Nachos, Cauliflower Wraps, Omelette, Air Fryer Cake, Oatmeal and Bread Pudding.

two hands holding a ground chicken burger

FAQs

How long do chicken patties cook in an air fryer?

Frozen chicken patties are cooked for about 7 minutes at 390 degrees whereas homemade ones are cooked at 365 degrees for 10 minutes.

How to cook Frozen burger patties in the air fryer:

Yes! To cook store bought or homemade chicken patties, place them in a single layer in a pre heated 390 degree Air fryer, for 6 to 8 minutes (flipping them once mid way).

ground chicken burgers on a white tray

More Recipes with Ground Chicken:

Baked Ziti with Ground Chicken

Ground Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Chicken Pasta

Barbecue Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Koftas in Spinach Curry

Chicken and Green Beans Stir Fry

Ground Chicken Burrito Bowl

Yield: 4 Burgers

Air Fryer Chicken Burgers

air fryer ground chicken burgers

Air Fryer Chicken Burger is so moist, juicy, perfectly seasoned, healthier, delicious and cooks in under 10 minutes. Made from scratch, it is also freezer friendly and crave worthy.

Ingredients

Chicken Burger Patties

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella (or any other melting cheese)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (or as needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

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

  • 4 burger buns (Brioche or hamburger)
  • Lettuce leaves, as needed
  • Tomato slices, as needed
  • Additional mayo to toast buns

Instructions

Make Chicken Burger Patties

1. Place all burger patty ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with hands.
2. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into patties ( 4 to 5 inches in diameter).
3. Pre heat air fryer to 365°F for 10 minutes. When hot, place the prepared chicken patties in the basket (spacing evenly) and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through (it depends on the thickness of your patties, DON'T NEED TO FLIP). Open air fryer basket and let patties cool for at least couple of minutes before removing onto a plate.

Make Sriracha Mayo

Stir mayonnaise, sriracha and grated garlic together and refrigerate until serving time.

Toast buns


1. Spread a thin coating of mayo on the cut side of all buns. Pre heat air fryer to 340 degrees and place buns ( about 4 halves at a time), mayo side up.

2. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden in color. Remove on to a plate and repeat process for remaining buns.

Assemble Chicken Burger

1. Spread sriracha mayo on both toasted sides of a burger bun. Fill with a chicken patty, tomato slice and lettuce. Enjoy!

Notes

Do not over cook patties. It takes approximately 8 to 10 minutes for the patties to be fully cooked (depending on the thickness). Over cooking might tend to dry them out.

Adjust sriracha sauce based on your spice level.

Cheese – Shredded mozzarella, cheddar, Monterey jack, pepper jack or Mexican blend are all great options.

Make a Low Carb Chicken Burger —-> Swap the burger buns for lettuce wraps.

Variations

Serve it traditional ham burger style with mustard, ketchup, mayo, pickles, American cheese and tomatoes.

Use BBQ sauce instead and also sliced avocado.

Make it Hawaiian style with BBQ sauce, cheese and grilled pineapple.

Serve with crispy bacon and cheddar for a chicken bacon burger.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 781Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 1288mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 40g

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