Ground Chicken Burgers

Ground Chicken Burgers
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Ground Chicken Burgers are full of flavor

I actually prefer ground chicken burgers to beef ones, sorry! Although, if you’re looking for a beef burger recipe you can find it here. You can add so much flavor, and they’re so much lighter than beef burgers. This recipe is my favorite because it’s a copycat recipe from my childhood favorite restaurant in Lahore, Salt n’ Pepper. Salt n’ Pepper is an institution in Lahore that still stands today, and every time I go back I have their chicken burger multiple times. I created this recipe because it’s not feasible to fly back home every time I crave this, which is very often!

How to get a juicy chicken burger

I use chicken breast to make these burgers, but you can use pre ground chicken which is a mixture of chicken breast and thighs. I just never buy ground chicken, I make my own in a food processor at home. If you’re using pre ground chicken I would still recommend pulsing it with the other ingredients in your food processor for a smooth mixture. The trick to these juicy burgers is a slice of milk soaked bread. It adds just the right amount of softness to these burgers that you’ll miss if you don’t add it!

These ground chicken burgers freeze great

When I’m making these burgers, I always make a double batch. I fry them and let them cool completely before transferring to a freezer safe container and freezing them. Then you just need to microwave them when you’re craving burger. Another great way to serve these is in slider buns. Make tiny chicken patties and make cute little sliders for your next picnic or afternoon tea. These burgers are great for kids, in fact they’re a great summer lunch or dinner option.

Ground Chicken Burgers

Ground Chicken Burgers

This Salt n' Pepper copycat burger recipe hits all the right notes! It tastes just like the one you get in Lahore, if not better, and is super simpe to make. Make a batch and freeze these for an easy lunch or dinner option.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Pakistani
Servings 7 burgers


  • Food Processor


Chicken Patty

  • 1 pound ground chicken or boneless chicken
  • 1/2 cup green onions roughly chopped
  • 1/4 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard paste
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes or chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp corn starch


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sriracha optional


  • 6 burger buns
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • lettuce
  • sliced cheese optional


  • Add the green onions, onion, bread and milk to your food processor. Pulse till finley chopped. Then add the chicken, seasoning, vinegar and mustard. Pulse till everything is finely chopped and creates a paste.
  • Tranfer the chicken mix to a medium bowl and add the egg and corn starch. Mix until combined, then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (You can keep this mix in the fridge for up to 2 days uncooked)
  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan and dollop 2 tabslepoons of mixture per patty. Flatten out with your spoon to create a circular shape. The mixture is too soft to shape with your hands. You will get 6-7 patties out of this recipe. Fry on both sides for 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl mix the ingreidents listed under sauce. You can omit the sriracha if you want to cut the spice. Mix till smooth.
  • To assemble the burgers, spread a tablespoon of sauce onto the burger bun, Place the cheese and burger patty n top. Add your fresh vegetables and top with the burger bun. Serve immediately.


Variations. I sometimes make these int smaller patties and make sliders. They’re great for serving at backyard parties and picnics. These burgers are very kid friendly as well. 
If you’re out of green onions you can just use 1 medium onion or 2-3 shallots in it’s place. Red onions works in this as well. 
Substitutions. I always sue chicken breast for these. You can use chicken thighs or remade ground chicken. Still run the chicken through the food processor if you’re using ground chicken. 
Freeze them. Make a double or triple batch and cook them. Cool completely, then transfer to a freezer safe air tight container and freeze for up to 1 month. Just microwave till warmed through before using. The uncooked mix can last in the fridge for up to 2 days. Cook within 2 days of making this mixture.   
Keyword Chicken Burger, Ground Chicken Burger, Salt n’ Pepper Copycat Recipe

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Is this the same recipe for the beef burgers. I’ve been going crazy searching for S&P burgers recipe since ages and living abroad doesn’t make it easier 🙁
Also I believe the sauce (mayo ketchup) has something else added by them and they put lots of black pepper also. But will definitely try.
Let me know if u come across the beef burger recipe or something close.


I don’t think this is similar to their beef burger, but I have a few other beef burger recipes up you can try! And You can definitely add ore seasoning to the sauce, I usually keep things medium for kids as well!

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I tried these burgers yesterday. Fatima was right, using chicken makes them so much more flavourful. These light burger patties packed a punch and were enjoyed by everyone!


What is mustard paste?


I tried these today and they were so perfect. Just like salt and pepper! Thank you for this!


These burgers have become a staple in our house ! They are so easy to make and so delish at the same time ! Thank u so much for this recipe ❤️❤️