Cheddar chicken burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 4 burgers     adjust servings

Just 5 ingredients and 20 minutes for these flavorful cheddar chicken burgers!


  • 1 lb. ground chicken (I recommend NOT using lean)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (I recommend low-sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning (such as Weber's Montana steak seasoning or McCormick's Grill Mates steak seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese cubes, about 1/4-inch dice
  • For cooking: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • For serving: Burger buns and your favorites: lettuce, tomato, red onion slices, ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapeños, bacon, avocado, etc.


  1. Combine all ingredients (except olive oil) in a bowl and mix until combined. Don’t overmix.
  2. Form 4 patties, each about 1-inch thick. Try to ensure the cheddar chunks are evenly distributed. (Note: The mixture will be wet, but it holds together. It helps to wet your hands before forming the patties.)
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add burgers to hot skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Flip over and cook another 5 minutes, until cooked through. (If your stove is getting too hot, just reduce heat slightly when you flip the burgers.)
  5. Remove patties to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve in a bun with desired burger toppings.

Recipe Notes

You can also cook these on the grill, if you prefer.
The burgers here are topped with an easy mustard-yogurt mixture. It's about 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt and 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard mixed together. I like adding a few dashes of hot sauce, too!

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