Low Carb Bun-less Chicken Burger

By Rena |

Ditch the bun and have these healthy chicken burger patties with lettuce instead, for a healthier low carb burger option. They are so easy to make, so tasty, takes less than 30 minutes to make and keto-friendly.

side view of chicken burger in lettuce buns

Make these healthy chicken burger patties for a family dinner or for a crowd. Takes just 30 minutes of your time to make and they are so juicy and full of flavor. Serve them with some whole grain or wheat buns, or use lettuce in place of buns for a low carb and keto-friendly option. You can even serve these grilled chicken burger patties over salads or in your meal prep! So many ways to enjoy these healthy chicken patties!

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Why this chicken pattie recipe is so good

  • Easy to make: all it needs is 30 minutes of your time
  • Healthy: made with simple and healthy ingredients.
  • Delicious: so juicy and full of flavor

chicken burger patties on a cutting board with sliced tomatoes and onions on the side

Ingredients you will need

Ground chicken
Chives
Garlic cloves
Shredded cheddar cheese
Low-fat mayo
No-sugar-added ketchup
Olive oil, to grease the grill
Salt and pepper

To serve with:
In a lettuce bun
sliced Roma tomato
Thinly sliced red onion
low-fat mayo
no-sugar-added ketchup

chicken burger ingredients

How to make these healthy chicken burger patties

  • Combine ingredients: First, in a large mixing bowl, combine, ground chicken, chives, garlic, cheese, mayo, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together until well combined.
  • Shape patties: Next, divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape into balls.
    Flatten the balls into 1/2-inch-thick patties. If using an outdoor grill or a grill pan, brush the grill grates with some oil and preheat for 5 minutes.
  • Grill: Then, place the burgers onto the preheated grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until charred and cooked through.
  • Seve and enjoy: Finally, serve the patties in lettuce buns with any toppings you desire!

collage with sliced onions and tomatoes on the left and chicken patties on the right

close up grilled burger patties

FAQ’s and tips

  • You may use avocado oil or any other bland tasting oil in place of olive oil
  • Use lean ground turkey instead of chicken for a leaner and even healthier option
  • Use light shredded cheese, any cheese would work
  • Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat the burger patties in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze the patties for up to 3 months.
  • Also, you can serve over salads or use them in your meal prepping.

 

What toppings go on a chicken burger

You can get as creative as possible with toppings that go on your burger. Here are some options and ideas

  • Guacamole or avocado slices
  • Caramalised onions or raw sliced red onions
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Pickles
  • Cheese
  • Condiments: mustard, mayo, ketchup, BBQ, buffalo sauce
  • Coleslaw
  • Turkey Bacon

 

Is ground chicken healthy

Ground chicken is a healthier alternative to ground beef or pork. They are protein-packed, lower in fat and calories, and work well in many recipes in place of beef. Also, always look for the leanest option available at the store or make your own ground chicken using a food processor and use lean chicken breast.

What goes well with burgers

 

burger patties on platter

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side view of no bun chicken burger on a platter

Bun-less Chicken Burger

Easy to make burger patties made with ground chicken and grilled to perfection. Serve with a bun or without buns.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1.2 lb ground chicken meat
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2/3 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp low-fat mayo
  • 2 Tbsp no-sugar-added ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil to grease the grill
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

To serve with:

  • lettuce for buns
  • sliced Roma tomato
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • low-fat mayo
  • no-sugar-added ketchup

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, chives, garlic, cheese, mayo, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together until well combined.
  • Next, divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape into balls. Flatten the balls into 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  • If using an outdoor grill or a grill pan, brush the grill grates with some oil and preheat for 5 minutes.
  • Place the burgers onto the preheated grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until charred and cooked through.
  • Serve the patties in lettuce buns with any toppings you desire!

Notes

Substitutes:
  • Avocado oil or any other bland tasting oil in place of olive oil
  • Use lean ground turkey instead of chicken
  • Use light shredded cheese, any cheese would work
  • Makes 6 burger patties. Serving size is one pattie 
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat the burger patties in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze the patties for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
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