chicken burger in lettuce wrap

Healthy Chicken Burgers (Low-Carb & Paleo)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: keto, paleo
Keyword: chicken burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
These healthy Chicken Burgers take just 20 minutes to prepare, for a fast protein-packed meal. You can serve them with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun to keep them gluten-free and properly combined.
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  • 1 pound ground chicken (I prefer organic)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion (or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder)
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, onion, garlic, salt, paprika, and several grinds of black pepper. Use a spoon to stir it all together, then divide the mixture into 4 even sections so you can form patties.
  • Get your hands wet to make the mixture easier to work with (it doesn't stick to wet hands) and form a burger patty by pressing it between your hands. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 4 evenly sized patties that are about 1 inch thick.
  • Grease a 12-inch skillet with olive oil, then place it over medium-high heat on the stove. Arrange all 4 chicken burgers on the skillet and let them cook for 5 minutes. Flip the burgers over and cook on the other side for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165ºF when checked with a thermometer. (You can also just cut one in half to make sure it's not pink in the middle.)
  • Serve the cooked burgers warm, with your favorite toppings. You can use a bun or lettuce wrap! Cooked burgers will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container, or you can freeze them for up to 3 months.



Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg