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Bun-less Chicken Burger

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


  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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 
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.


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