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My new go-to weeknight dinner – Easy Chipotle Salmon Burgers. Smoky, slightly spicy, chipotle-seasoned salmon burgers. Pan-fried until crispy with melty Havarti cheese. Then sandwiched between toasted brioche buns with creamy, spicy-sweet chipotle mayo. These colorful and fresh salmon burgers are simple to make and full of so much flavor. Great for spring and summer, plus so delicious!

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Well, these are different! I never make burgers, but something inside me really wanted to make THIS burger. Something chipotle salmon was the original idea. And then a burger just sounded so fun for the spring and summer months.

I decided a burger could be a great recipe, so I nervously tested the recipe, and you all? These burgers are something special. So special that my dad mentioned this might be his favorite dinner of all.

That is saying A LOT. I don’t love the photos, but I LOVE this recipe.

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Now, a few notes. This is a salmon burger and the burger should be pan-fried, not grilled. I think if they were grilled, they could fall apart.

For the actual salmon, I used canned. This is my go-to brand for canned salmon and tuna, we love it. Having canned salmon on hand makes for some of the easiest recipes. Plus it’s delicious and incredibly healthy too.

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Now, details

This recipe is so simple, so we gotta love that.

Grab your cooked salmon and mix it with Panko bread crumbs, eggs, chipotle in adobo sauce, tamari for a nice saltiness, honey to balance the spice level, garlic, and chili powder.

Make 3 or 4 burgers, I like to do 4 smaller burgers. Then, pan-fry each in a skillet with oil. I use either use avocado oil or olive oil.

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Next up, the cheese! Yes, cheese and seafood. It does work. Add a slice of Havarti cheese to each burger and let it melt over the crispy patties.

So yummy!

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Mix up the mayo, chipotle in adobo, honey, mayo, and sea salt. Then, layer your toasted brioche buns with mayo, the cheesy spicy burgers, and a handful of lettuce, plus avocado.

Serve with extra mayo, of course. Totally delicious and this will be great for the warmer spring and summer days ahead!

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Looking for other salmon recipes? Here are a few…

Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa

Parchment Baked Roasted Red Pepper Salmon

Coconut Curry Salmon with Garlic Butter

Lastly, if you make these Easy Chipotle Salmon 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!

Easy Chipotle Salmon Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 3 burgers
Calories Per Serving: 663 kcal

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


Chipotle Mayo


  • 1. To make the burgers. In a bowl mix the salmon, Panko, eggs, chipotle in adobo, tamari, honey, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, and herbs. Form into 3-4 burgers.
    2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the burgers for 3-5 minutes on each side until crispy. Add a cheese slice to each, cook until melted, 1-2 minutes.
    3. For the mayo, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    4. To assemble, layer your toasted buns with chipotle mayo, cheesy burgers, lettuce, avocado, and herbs. Add the top bun. Enjoy with lots of extra mayo. Yummmy!
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  1. 5 stars
    RUN to make these!! These are the best salmon burgers I’ve ever had!!!! Amazing on the first try!!! I used Starkist salmon because it was cheaper than the wild planet one, so I’m not sure how different the flavor was but they were BOMB!!

    1. Hi Kate,
      Happy Friday!!🥑🍑 I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for making it and sharing your review! xT

    1. Hi Erin,
      So sorry, I have not tested this recipe without the eggs, they work really well as the binder. Are you able to use a chia or flax egg? That might work nicely for you! Let me know if you give the recipe a try! xT

  2. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and it was my second recipe of yours that was a hit this week. I will back off the chipotle a bit next time. I used the greater amount in the range that you provided and it was a bit too spicy, but SO flavorful. I didn’t have havarti cheese so I used thin colby-jack slices and that was yummy. This is a keeper!

    1. Thanks so much Amy!! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks for your review! xT

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Sure, I bet that would work well for you! Let me know how this recipe turns out, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hey Wendy,
      Total, parsley would be a great option! Let me know how this recipe turns out, I hope you love it! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Made these tonight because when I saw Tieghan’s email about these earlier this week I realized I had all ingredients except for the canned salmon. I’d never worked with canned salmon before and was a little hesitant but dang these are SO easy, SO quick, but most important SO good!!! The honey chipotle vibe is givinggggggggg. Ty angel Tieghan

    1. Hey Jenna,
      Love to hear this!! Thanks so much for making the recipe and giving the canned salmon a try! Have a great Thursday! xT

  4. I’m excited to try these! I’m wondering if I could prep a bunch and freeze them. Would you recommend freezing before or after pan frying?

    1. Hey Erin,
      Sure, I bet that would work well for you, I would freeze before pan frying! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  5. Now i just need to order the salmon. If I understand the recipe, I need 2 1/2 cans of salmon. And I can order from Amazon. Years ago you could purchase large cans but that appears to not be possible.
    Salmon loaf and salmon burgers were a favorite meal for my children. If there were any leftovers, I would add Mayo and salt, pepper, lemon and herbs in season. It was a real hit at dinner parties when served with crackers.
    Try for all your yummy recipes.

    1. Hi Lyn,
      Yes, that is correct:) You should also be able to find canned salmon at your local grocery store. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

    1. Hi Deborah,
      Yes, I used 2 cans plus some of a 3rd can:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  6. What is the brand of cooked salmon you recommend? Those links to Target don’t work for me…

    1. Hi Michelle,
      It’s Wild Planet brand:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  7. Thank you! I have been wishing for an easy salmon burger recipe!
    I appreciate all the work you do!

  8. Could this be made with chicken instead? If so what type of chicken should I use. Ground chicken or should it be cooked already, something like pulled poached chicken or rotisserie style chicken.

    1. Hi Sally,
      Sure, ground chicken would work, you just need to cook until the chicken is fully cooked through:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

    2. 5 stars
      Ended up making this last night using 1lb ground chicken meat, followed recipe as stated turned out great! Full of flavour, will be making this again for sure…..nom nom nom.

      1. Hey Sally,
        Happy Wednesday!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it!☀️🌈 xT

    1. Hi Viktoria,
      How about just using some chipotle powder? I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  9. Hi Tieghan,
    This looks great and I can’t wait to try it! Is it possible to use fresh ground salmon and pan fry or grill? I guess I could use fresh cooked as well?

    1. Hi Gina,
      Totally, that would be great to use as well! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx

  10. Looks delicious! Is there any good sub for the chopped chipotle in adobo? My bf has a soy allergy, and the adobo sauce has soybean oil.

      1. Hi Deb,
        Sure, that would also work well here! Let me know if you have any other questions! xT

    1. Hey Ashley,
      Thanks so much!! How about just using some chipotle powder? That should work well for you! Let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT