Smoky Chicken Burgers

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Smoky Chicken Burgers

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 ½ pounds ground chicken, one pound ground dark meat and half pound ground breast
  • 1 cups spinach chopped coarsely
  • 1 red pepper (or color of your choice), finely chopped
  • Handful of finely chopped chives (if desired)
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 23 tsp kosher salt (less, if you prefer)
  • Black pepper as desired
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • half a medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2extra virgin olive oil, plus more to sauté
  • Lettuce for wraps
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Marinated Red Onions MAGIC ELIXIRS
  • Whole Sister’s Ranch
  • Refrigerator Pickles MAGIC ELIXIRS


Place the chicken in a bowl. Combine well. Add the onion, red pepper, spinach, parsley, garlic and mix to combine. Sprinkle the smoked paprika over, and then the salt and black pepper.

Drizzle the chicken mixture with 2 T olive oil, mix it in and form four patties, then place them in well-oiled pan on medium heat. Cook 5 minutes on each side.

Serve in between two pieces of lettuce with my Refrigerator Pickles, Marinated Onions, and WholeSister’s Ranch.

Keywords: whole30 chicken burger, whole30 sandwich


6 thoughts on “Smoky Chicken Burgers

  1. Made these this evening! LOVED IT! I didn’t realize I was out of garlic so I subbed garlic salt and it turned out great!

    1. Good to hear! Thanks so much!

  2. These were VERY sticky but yummy! They were hard to form into patties due to the stickiness. Any suggestions on how to make them less sticky. I literally had a mess both times I made this.

    Oh my toddler asked for more helpings!

  3. I don’t have that experience. I’m wondering if your proportions were off. I use 2 tablespoons of olive oil, mine easily form into patties. Perhaps add a bit more olive oil and see what happens. Direct message me if you have more questions.

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