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Grilled Taco-style Chicken Burgers

A juicy thick hamburger is the quintessential summer cookout food!

Although that’s about my favorite food from the grill, I’ve been straying from it occasionally, and swapping it with ground chicken for a healthier burger.

I generally avoid fillers in burgers; however, as ground chicken tends to be very moist, it requires a binder ~ hence, Panko bread crumbs.  For seasoning, I added my home-made taco seasoning, mustard and a bit of barbecue sauce. 

After assembling the burgers, transfer them to the prepared grill.  Be sure to flip the burgers with a light hand so they’ll hold together well.  Then, place one on a bun and smear with your favorite condiments, and a slice of cheese if that floats your boat. 

It’s a tastied up mouth-watering chicken burger!

Grilled Taco-style Chicken Burgers


1 pound ground white meat chicken
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons taco seasoning*
1/3 Panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
¼ cup barbecue sauce
4 burger buns


Preheat grill on medium-high heat.
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients and form into 4 patties.
Place patties on grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until juices run clear when lightly pressed and char them lightly.
Place on bun and top with what you like.
*See my home-made taco seasoning here.   



  1. Dear Pam, I love a good burger too!
    There really is nothing better than a burger will all the trimmings.
    This sounds great.
    Blessings dear. Catherine

  2. Mmm Pam I love chicken burgers! This looks so good and sounds so flavorful!


  3. Just like you, Pam, I am trying to reduce the amount of our beloved beef in our meals and substituting more chicken and turkey. These chicken burgers are a must-make in my book! Thank you for sharing!

  4. hmmmm... the taco seasoning just may be the thing that I need to spice up ground chicken. Thanks for sharing

  5. Sounds delish!

    Enjoy your evening.

    M : )

  6. Love the idea of spicing the chicken burgers up with taco seasoning.

  7. We grill so many burgers in the summer, it's great to have some new twists! Love the taco flavors you've added!

  8. I love these burgers Pam look delicious!

  9. Pam, Great and brave attempt at a healthier 'burger'! It doesn't look or sound too bad but I'll stick with my hamburger medium rare with a slice of cheddar cheese. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  10. Yum! Sounds delicious! We rarely eat beef here.

    A bit of annoyance with Blogger for me today. I'm only seeing one blog at a time among those that I follow. The command to view more gets me nowhere.:(

    Have a good night!

  11. Panko bread crumbs and your taco seasoning makes for an excellent flavor and binder. Love it.


  12. Yum! This will be going on my summer menu! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by!

  13. Looks like a fine alternative to a beef burger especially with the taco seasoning.

  14. Pam,
    We too, are eating less beef. Chicken and turkey burgers are great alternatives. Will have to try your chicken burger with taco seasoning soon. Great tip!

  15. I don't know what this crew would do without burgers..... They eat them all the time! glad to have your recipe....will make for a new and exciting burger!!

  16. Ready to eat & looking good! Yummy!

  17. The seasoning and BBQ sauce all make what would normally be a leaner but drier burger into something special. Great idea!

  18. This would be great with some grilled peppers and onions on top, yum!


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