Summer Chicken Burgers Recipe & Giveaway #BreakUpWithGroundBeef

Nothing says Summer quite like Chicken Burgers on the grill! Today I’m bringing a very special recipe, not only because it’s delicious but because I’m going head to head with Stacey from ThisLilPiglet who is also developing a Chicken Burger recipe.

Here’s the deal, Stacey and I are using the Nacho Chicken Burger from Maple Leaf Prime as our inspiration to develop our own burger and go head to head. We are both sharing our recipes today, showing how diverse ground chicken can be!

There are some ingredients which simply SCREAM Summer to me; feta cheese, sun-dried tomato, corn…oh my goodness yes please!

Summer Chicken Burgers

Chicken burgers on plate


  • 2 large Cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomato, minced
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 lb (2 packages) Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Extra Lean Ground Chicken
  • ½ cup onion & garlic croutons, as breadcrumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • Mixed greens (Arugula, lettuce)
  • Salsa (recipe below)
  • Guacamole (recipe below)


Begin by mincing the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. I decided to do all of my preparation on the deck by the pool and used my KitchenAid hand blender which is my new love!

Chicken burgers sundried tomato garlic

Place the Maple Leaf Prime ground chicken into a bowl with 2 eggs, the sun-dried tomato/garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and ground onion & garlic croutons (grind with hand blender).

Chicken burgers ingredients

Now it’s time to take off your rings and get your hands into the bowl. Kneed the ingredients until they are well blended and the mixture sticks together. The more you work it the more moisture will be removed from the chicken so be gentle.

Once you are satisfied with the consistency, use your hands or a burger press to form into 8 burgers.

Chicken burgers raw

Place your burger patties on a grill which is preheated at medium heat.

Chicken burgers on the grill

Cook for 4 minutes a side, flipping twice on each side or internal temperature has reached a minimum of 165˚F (74˚C). Then top with selected cheese and allow it to melt to your taste.

Serve on your favorite bun and top with my homemade Salsa and Guacamole!

Chicken burger recipe on plate longWM

Salsa Recipe

Salsa Ingredients:

  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 orange pepper
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Tabasco to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tsp crushed chillies


  • Avocado the onion, garlic and peppers into a blender and mince.
  • Add in tomatoes and blend again.
  • Transfer mixture into a bowl and adding remaining ingredients and combine.

Guacamole Recipe


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


Mince avocado and garlic in a blender until smooth then combine with remaining ingredients.

Maple Leaf Prime Giveaway

Now for the fun part, Stacey and I are giving away 10 coupons for Maple Leaf Prime products ($50 value) to 1 lucky Canadian reader!! Entry is simple, we will ask you to visit both my recipe and This Lil Piglet’s Chicken Burger recipe because we’d love your opinions……just follow the steps on the Rafflecopter form below.

This giveaway will end June 14th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I am a member of the MLF Connects program. As part of my participation in the program I have received compensation, but as always opinions are my own.

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166 Responses

  1. the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic would never thought to use sun-dried tomatoes

  2. I am a little nervous about feta cheese..have tried int he past and not a fan so trying to get up the nerve to try again!

  3. I don’t really have a favourite topping for my burgers. I usually have a basic burger. However I am able to eat more variety of foods now I am thinking that blue cheese would make a great topping.

  4. Sorry Julie, but gotta go with Stacey….my kids would love all the aspects from the pineapple to the jalapeno cheese to the mushrooms and crushed nachos!

  5. The Feta Cheese intrigues me as a chicken burger ingredient. I never would have thought of that. Sounds yummy.

  6. From your above recipe, I know my DH would love the Guacamole . He’s cretainly been a Avocado addict lately.

  7. From This Lil Piglet’s Chicken Burger recipe, I’m intrigued by the crushed tortilla nachos.

  8. The sundried tomatoes are the item you put in your recipe that intrigues me. I love their flavour in other foods so I bet they really added a nice flavour.

  9. The 1 cup crushed tortilla nachos in ThisLilPiglet’s Chicken Burger is the ingredient that intrigued me. It would give them a nice Mexican flavour.

  10. from thislilpiglet’s recipe, i thought it was interesting that she used crushed tortilla nachos. amazing! i’ll have to try that

  11. I have never used ground only breasts and the topping is ranch dressing, cheese and tomato and lettuce and sometimes with bacon

    1. Oops, scrolled too fast! I choose the mixed greens. But the lime juice in the Salsa is still interesting.

  12. The corn intrigues me in this recipe. Would probably give it a bit of a sweet taste. Need to give it a try.

  13. I am intrigued by the onion & garlic croutons used as breadcrumbs. I’m definitely trying this out.

  14. This looks so delicious Julie! I love the feta cheese in the recipe and your photography is absolutely gorgeous! My whole family would love these burgers and you chose the perfect sides too! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  15. Always looking for yummy new recipes for an alternative to beef burgers. We usually do turkey but chicken will be a nice change of pace!!

  16. Cant eat a chicken burger without: mayo, swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes :) oh and salt and pepper

  17. hummm in the l’il piglets recipe I am really intrigued by the pineapple … not sure that I like the mix…

  18. With This Lil Piglet’s recipe, the grilled corn avacado salsa and crushed tortilla chips intrigue me

  19. I love a chicken burger with mayo, tomato, roasted red peppers and lettuce. Yummy!

  20. The Feta cheese in the recipe intrigued me most. I absolutely love feta cheese but would have never have thought to add it to the burger recipe. I bet it is great!

  21. The crushed tortilla nachos in ThisLilPiglet’s Chicken Burger recipe intrigued me the most but so did the pineapple…quite interesting.

  22. The sun-dried tomato in the burger intrigues me, I`m pretty sure I`ve never had a burger with that as an ingredient!!

  23. Hi Julie, Carole’s Chatter is collecting BBQ related things today. This is a nice one. I do hope you pop over and link in. This is the link . Cheers

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