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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. I’m not the best cook. 1/2 cilantro .. 1/2 of what? Cup? Tablespoon? Teaspoon?? My daughter make this and now I am. It’s delicious. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    This is wonderful. So flavorful and not dry at all. My toddlers loved it, too. Your chipotle chicken tacos are my husband’s favorite meal, and these have a very similar flavor profile, so I knew it would be a hit. And the sweet mayo – oh my goodness. I’m not even a mayo fan, but this stuff makes me weak in the knees. I want to eat it on everything. I ran out of chipotle chilis in adobo, so I used chipotle chili powder to taste as a replacement in the mayo. It was all wonderful together, and the burgers reheat well for leftovers, too.

  3. 5 stars
    10/10 will definitely be making these again! They were delicious! I went easy on the chipotles knowing that I didn’t want to make them too spicy and they turned out great! I also did not grill the corn, but would like to try that next time along with getting some nicer buns!

  4. 4 stars
    How is the cook time 10 minutes if burgers need to cook for 8-10 minutes each side (and cheese presumably needs 1-2 minutes more)? These were pretty good, but the cook time guidelines were off. The chipotle chilis in adobo I got were extremely spicy (seems like this can vary a lot by brand, because I don’t remember this being the case with previous ones) and 2T would have made it inedible, glad I tasted it first. Corn doesn’t really stay on the burger – maybe mixing it into the mayo would have worked better, or just as a side dish.

  5. 4 stars
    I really enjoyed this recipe. It was super easy to put together. I’ll admit I didn’t grill the corn and put it on the burger, I just made some and ate it on the side.
    The sweet chipotle Mayo was a great switch up from the usual spicy Mayo.
    I ate the burgers on Texas toast and that was another great way to elevate the dish.

  6. 5 stars
    Soooooooo good!!! I had to use ground turkey but they worked out amazing! Simple and really really good!! I added these to my “things to make when we have company” list!

  7. 5 stars
    Every part of this delicious recipe was incredible! I was timid with the chipotles, so went on the lower side, but feel I can turn up the heat next time without being overwhelmed. So, so yummy! I’ll be making these again soon, especially where fresh sweet corn is in season.
    Thank you, Tieghan for another fantastic recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    Had these for dinner tonight and they were insanely good!! Will make many more times. Thanks for the great recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    my husband, who is extremely picky, is asking for this to be ‘a usual’. So tasty ! This is a winner for us both!

  10. 5 stars
    Made these this Friday night and they were so yummy we had to make them again on Sunday! Great burger, a little messy, but so yum. Flavors all paired well together and were very summer forward.