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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Burgers
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.
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped chipotle in adobo
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon, plus 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- sea salt and black pepper
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 4 buns, toasted
- 1/2 fresh cilantro chopped,
- 2 ears grilled corn, kernels removed from the cob
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- sliced/mashed avocado
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- 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.