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A new summer grilling favorite, Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Burgers. Smoky, slightly spicy, chipotle-seasoned chicken burgers grilled until crispy with melty cheddar cheese. The burgers are then sandwiched between toasted buns and topped with creamy, spicy-sweet, smoky mayo. These yummy chicken burgers are simple to make and full of so much flavor. Friends and family will love them!

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If you scroll through the 3000+ recipes on this website, you will only find a handful of burger recipes. I’m not going to lie, I never make burgers. My thinking is that a good burger is a good burger. You need high-quality beef, cheese, and really good buns. Add any and all extras that you enjoy. Could be pickles, bacon, mayo, or nothing. A good cheeseburger is just that, simple and delicious. It doesn’t need anything too fancy, especially when you’re making them at home.

That said, I still have ideas, just not really for beef burgers, as those are yummiest just as they are.

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But a chicken burger? Well, that needs some additional flavor. I have loved the idea of this burger for the longest time. And with the 4th of July being tomorrow, the time to share was now or never.

So here we are, these are my chipotle cheddar chicken burgers. I don’t love the photos (I hate shooting burgers!), but I do love the recipe.

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The details

Step 1: mix the burger ingredients

Working in a bowl, mix together everything needed for the burger patty. Panko bread crumbs, chopped chipotle in adobo, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Simple seasoning, but so yummy.

And the panko bread crumbs help the burgers hold up nicely while cooking.

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Step 2: form the burgers

Now divide the meat into four pieces and then shape them into four burgers. I like to make mine thinner to ensure even cooking.

You can grill the burgers on an outdoor grill, in a grill pan, or in a skillet. I prefer a skillet, but do what’s most convenient for you.

Step 3: cook up the burgers

The key to cooking these is low and slow over medium heat. This ensures they cook evenly all the way through. Then add the cheese slices and let them get nice and melty.

During this time, I also toast up my buns.

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Step 4: make the herby corn + mayo

Mix cilantro, grilled corn, chili powder, lime juice, and sea salt.

The mayo comes next, it’s a spicy/smoky/sweet mayo. So mayo, chipotle, and sweet Thai chili sauce. I’m telling you this sauce is so addicting. I just know you’ll love it.

Step 5: now assemble

Keep it simple. Take the toasted buns and spread them with a good slather of mayo. Then the cheesy burgers, avocado (I recommend a little sea salt on top), and corn.

Finish with the top bun and serve with extra mayo on the side. And I wouldn’t say no to some ketchup too, I do love me some ketchup.

A great burger recipe for summer, and of course, the 4th. Everyone’s going to really enjoy these. And we just love how easy they are too!

Oh, and serve my Smashed Cucumber and Watermelon Feta Salad on the side – yum!

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Looking for other grilled recipes? Here are a few.

Chopped Buffalo Chicken Skewer Salad

Smashed Cucumber and Watermelon Feta Salad

Chipotle Pineapple Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

Grilled Caprese Pesto Chicken Skewers.

Lastly, if you make these easy Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Burgers, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 535 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


sweet smoky mayo


  • 1. To make the burgers. In a bowl mix the chicken, Panko, chipotle in adobo, paprika, 1 teaspoon chili powder, salt, and pepper. Form into 4 burgers. Rub the burger with olive oil.
    2. Heat your grill or grill pan. Grill the burgers for 8-10 minutes on each side until cooked through and crisp. Add a cheese slice to each, cook until melted, 1-2 minutes.
    3. In a bowl, mix the cilantro, corn, lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and sea salt.
    4. For the mayo, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    5. To assemble, layer your toasted buns with mayo, the cheesy burgers, avocado, and corn. Add the top bun and enjoy with lots of extra mayo.
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  1. 5 stars
    My husband and I LOVED these! We live in an apartment and don’t have a grill that’s easily accessible so I just made them in the pan and they were delicious. I would imagine they are even better on the grill!

    1. Hey Mallory,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and your comment, I’m so glad it was yummy! xx

  2. 5 stars
    Hi – what is the correct measurement for the cilantro? The recipe ingredient listing states only 1/2…. Is that 1/2 tbsp? 1/2 cup? Please let me know…. Thx!

  3. 5 stars
    5 stars the first time I made them and were delicious. But, wondering if ground turkey will work just as well as ground chicken as I’m trying to make them again for dinner and my grocery store was out of chicken.

  4. 5 stars
    Restaurant quality flavor in every aspect of this recipe! Made the chicken burger and corn salsa exactly as the recipe was written. I didn’t have the sweet Thai Chili sauce, so I subbed cranberry jelly, and it was still outstanding flavor. I will make this over and over. It’s going in the family repertoire for sure! Even the kids ooh’d and ah’d!

    1. Hey Stacey,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and your comment, so glad it turned out well! Have a great weekend! xT

  5. 5 stars
    My mind was blown eating this chicken burger. So much flavor!!! I can’t wait for this to be on rotation in my house 🙂

    1. Hi Jenna,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for making it and your feedback! xT

    1. Hi Hilary,
      Love to hear that this recipe was delish! Thanks for making it and your feedback! Have a great weekend!🍁🍃

  6. These are quickly a fav of my family! So yummy and great because my husband has a beef allergy and misses a good burger! I am making these tomorrow for his whole family! Nom Nom and yum yum!

  7. I first made these as burgers and they were a delicious and easy meal for a weeknight. The next time I made them, I made them as meatballs to go on top of a rice bowl (cilantro lime rice, sliced jalapeño, red onion, avocado, shredded cheddar and a drizzle of the spicy mayo). For us this was still so flavorful and easier to heat up for leftovers than a burger. Highly recommend! Meatballs cooked at 350 for about 15 mins.

  8. 5 stars
    I already commented on this when I made them the first time, but I just had to follow-up. I made these burgers at least 5 times now, either as regular burgers, sliders, or just to eat with a spinach salad. They are the perfect easy meal for a single person. I prep the burgers and either refrigerate or freeze the extra patties, then I bake them individually in the toaster oven. They are so delicious. The sauce is so good, too. Thank you again for what has become one of my favorite easy meals.

  9. 5 stars
    Excellent! I have made these several times. The chicken burgers are delicate to handle, but that is what makes them good. I recommend a grill pan on the stove because of this.