Herb Spinach Chicken Burgers

I swear the weird looking onions in the picture aren’t worms. It’s too cold here in CO to play with worms.

So I live by a park. A really awesome park. With a lot of good looking people that run around it. Especially with their dogs. Everyone has a dog, or multiple, in my neighborhood. I think 96% of our neighborhood has a dog. And many of these dogs are small dogs. There are a ton of big ones, but small ones seem to rule this area. Maybe because there are a lot of rich wives in this neighborhood. Wow, stereotype. Way to be an asshole Juli. Whatever. Anywho, many of these tiny little dogs are forced to go running with their athletic owners. But here’s the thing people, the park is 2.5 miles around, and if you think your dog that weighs 4.3lbs is enjoying taking 18 steps per your 2 steps, well, you’re wrong. 4.3lb dogs are meant for cuddling. And holding with one hand. Not running marathons and deeply hating their owners.

Just fyi, I love small dogs. Dogs that aren’t size worthy of smelling my crotch make me feel much more comfortable. What a awkward sentence.

Why is the bachelor so addicting? It’s ridiculous. Utterly and completely ridiculous. Laura and I almost went to the casting call for the bachelor because it was in Denver and obviously, we must be desperate. BUT, we decided against it. Who knows why. Probably because we were in PaleOMG gear and spandex, covered in sweat, and slightly drunk at a bar. Actually, thinking about it, maybe we would have gotten on the show. Drunk girls are rockin’ it out this season. But for real, I would not have been able to hang on that show. I can barely talk to an attractive male, let alone with 20 other girls trying to rip my eyelids off. Yes, eyelids. That show is so weird. I love it.

Enough about weird reality dating shows. Let’s talk about more important things, like food. So I’ve mentioned it a couple times about my favorite food to take on the go, but if you haven’t heard, it’s Steve’s Original Paleo Kits. I’m obsessed. Especially because I can take the jerky packs with me while traveling or just while coaching. Having a jerky pack in between classes makes me much less mean as a coach. Haha, just kidding, I’m always mean. Anywho, Steve is running an awesome promo that if you use the code: paleoomgjan then you get free shipping!! Rad. Paying shipping is overrated.

So go check out Steve’s Original Paleo Kits and try these products, because they’re my favorite, and I’m an only child so I’m always right. Not really, but I have really good taste buds.


  1. Original Paleo Kits
  2. Cinnamon Krunch
  3. Espresson Krunch Bar
  4. Dried Strawberries

So go to the site, buy delicious food that you can take with you on the go, and use the promo code: paleoomgjan. Yay! Code is only valid through January 20th!

Now make this recipe. It’s seriously way delicious. For reals. Chicken has never been so flavorful.




For the chicken burgers

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1.5 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sliced avocado (to garnish)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For caramelized onions

  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fat of choice (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat along with the fat of choice and sliced onions for your caramelized onions.
  2. Let onions begin to cook down, moving them around at times to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom. When onions begin to brown slightly, pour in a tablespoon of water to help steam and cook the onions perfect.
  3. While onions cook down, in a large bowl, add all the ingredients for your burgers and use your hands to mix well.
  4. Form five balls with your hands.
  5. Place a non-stick large skillet over medium heat. Once skillet is hot, place a couple of your balls of meat onto the skillet then press down with a spatula to flatten out.
  6. Cook on both sides for 6-8 minutes. I flipped mine a couple times to make sure they didn’t burn, just brown up nicely.
  7. Once burgers are done cooking, top with onions and avocado.
  8. Eat that deliciousness!


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56 thoughts on “Herb Spinach Chicken Burgers”

  1. So glad to hear that you are sucked into The Bachelor just as much as I am. Every season I question why I watch the show… love it.

  2. I saw this picture on instagram yesterday and thought it was something you picked up somewhere, soooo excited to get here today and be one of your recipes!! Definitely trying it this week!!! BTW, photography is definitely getting better!!

  3. Jennifer Rinck Eisenhart

    This looks fantastic! My son has a swim meet tonight & I was stumped as to what to fix for dinner – problem solved! 🙂

  4. This recipe looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the promo code, I’ve been wanting to try Steve’s stuff for a while.
    I love your blog!

  5. Ha! I took my little 23-pounder out for a run around Wash Park in the glorious 3 degree weather we had on Sunday. He loves it , even with his stubby little Corgi-mix legs :).

  6. Juli,

    In the Cinnamon Crunch is the shredded coconut really prevalent? Unfortunately, I am not a fan of shredded coconut.. it gives me a gag reflux. Sorry TMI.

  7. We have a little cairn terrier who would run every day if it were up to her. Several years ago, when I used to do cardio, she started marathon training with me- she made it to 6 miles just fine before I started feeling weird taking her for such long runs!

  8. My yorkie loves to run. I read that they can run 6-9 miles if they’re in good shape. She seems bored when we sit around too much.

  9. I agree with you about small dogs! They may like running but not for too long. Their poor little legs. I also do not appreciate big dogs sniffing my crotch. I feel like people will look at me and be like ew what did that dog smell down there. Lol.

  10. YAY! Thanks for the coupon code. I’ve been dying to try the bbq sauce and Cinnamon krunch! Just placed my order!!!

  11. Hey Juli – I use to take your class when you taught at Lodo. Do you order most of your Paleo treats or is there a store that you can find them at?

    Thanks and love the site!

  12. I guess my question was are there stores in Denver that has Steves Originals or something similar or do you just order them online and make them. I am pretty lazy 🙂

  13. The code isn’t working for me either. I spelled the word right. What am I doing wrong? It goes in the promo code box that is there before I actually check out, right? :/

  14. Let me guess, Wash Park? I drive past there everyday and luckily some how do not get in a car accident by staring at the beautiful people. Also, the coupon code is not working for me as well, but I would love to order something! Thanks!

  15. Made these last night. OMGGGGG – delish! Paired with baked sweet potato fries (seasoned with chili powder + cumin … heck yes) and added mushrooms to the caramelized onions!! Loved every minute of it … Juli saved dinner once again! xo

  16. SO timely with the promo code! I just ran out of the cinnamon swirl krunch yesterday, and I’ve been craving Steve’s jerky something fierce lately. Thanks!!

  17. These look scrumpdillyicious! I’m drooling over my keyboard right now. I can imagine them with the homemade garlic mayo I have in the fridge right now. hummmmmmm. But tonight we are having elk tongue. Yup, you heard me right, caveman hubby drags home the meat, I cook it. This is a first for me though.

  18. I ordered some Steve’s Original yesterday. You totally sold me on it and we’ve been lazy with making our own paleo snacks lately. Perfect Timing.

    The only thing that sucks is that I live in Canada. Turns out free shipping is only on domestic orders. So, while I’m still really stoked to try Steve’s Original, I’m not so stoked to tell my boyfriend that we have to pay shipping now. I’m not gonna lie, shipping to Canada is the bane of my online existance. Isn’t it bad enough that I have 10 month of winter?

  19. Holy Moly! These are awesome. Just now eating and savoring each bite. My 12 yr old daughter tore it up! Thanks

  20. I made these for my lunch this week. I added a teaspoon of Adodo, 2 tbls of Dale’s seasoning, and 1 egg white. Turned out great! Thanks Juli!

  21. WOW! I used turkey instead of chicken and forgot the parsley but these were SOOOOOO good! Definitely a keeper!

  22. YUM! I messed up and defrosted breasts instead of ground chicken, so I just sauteed up the herbs and veggies that were supposed to be mixed in with the meat. Then I blended it into a pesto-like sauce and put it on top of my grilled chicken breasts!! Great mix of flavors!

  23. Just made this recipe! Delicious! I made it with ground turkey since they didn’t have ground chicken at the store I went to, and it was a little dry but still great. Next time I’ll definitely go with chicken!

    P.S. Your caramelized onions look far better than mine.

  24. These were SO delicious!!! Used half ground chicken breast and half ground thigh. Super moist. Next time I will do a double batch so I can have them as leftovers for a couple of meals. Between my husband and I, we ate all but one. Definitely going to make them again!

  25. Any chance you have a promo code for Steve’s for February. I just read your blog and went to place my order for the first time and I guess I didnt read it clearly that the code was only good thru Jan! I totally got my boss involved and ready to place our order and told him we had free shipping! I dont want to tell him I was wrong… (i will never hear the end of it) but I also dont want to pay $15 for shipping! HELP!!! 🙂

  26. Don’t know if it’s too late to ask this question, but can you freeze these? And if so, do you recommend freezing them before or after cooking?

  27. Recently I took a trip to the mountains with 5 other friends. I planned out our entire meal plan so we could buy groceries for a full week for 6 in under an hour. I made everyone eat paleo (hey, it took me 4 hrs to plan our meals for the week, so I choose!), but they didn’t seem to notice. Everyone LOVED this recipe the most out of everything. This is by far my FAVE paleo meal. I did have to substitute ground turkey for the chicken, but it worked out great! Thanks so much for your site. I can’t wait to pre-order your book!

  28. I have a question for you Juli…I just made this for dinner and the flavor is absolutely delicious! But I am sort of new to actually cooking and so I managed to burn the outside of my first batch of burgers but the inside was still pink and the second batch, while i didn’t burn it, it’s still pink in the center (thankfully I’ll be taking these for lunches so I can microwave the rest of the way w/o drying them out severely). But any tips on cooking burgers? I love this recipe just want to make better looking burgers next time. Thanks! 🙂

    1. try cooking your burgers on a lower heat and pressing them down a bit so they cook through evenly. you could even sear them on both sides, then put them in the oven about 375 to cook through all the way to the middle without burning.

  29. These burgers are so seriously the shiznit. I am new to paleo and so stoked about it! (P.S. My hubby is sitting beside me eating this on a whole wheat bun and he loves it- and he usually refuses to eat anything even remotely healthy! O-M-G, indeed!)

  30. Lately for dinner I think about what I have in the house, come to your blog, search the ingredient, and end up with an AMAZING dinner. Thanks for posting so many delicious meals Juli 🙂

  31. This is my second recipe that I made from your website and I must say amazing! Can’t wait to try the other recipes. The onions give it an extra kick! Thank you!

  32. These were AMAZING…NO no wait – UH…MAY…ZING!

    My seven year old told me to make them again. My eight month old ate a half of one. I devoured mine with some hot sauce.

    Delicious! Thank you!

  33. I’m pretty much obsessed with all of your burger recipes. This one was soooo good! A nice change from the kind I usually make.

  34. Hi Juli- I’m a little late to the party. I’d like to make these burgers this weekend. Could they be grilled? Would they hold shape or fall down the grates?

    Thanks muchly,

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