Simple Paleo Chicken Burgers

Beef burgers are delicious, buffalo burgers are wicked good, and turkey burgers can be jazzed up a million ways, so why not use chicken to make an awesome burger, right? Well actually, I was shopping at Sunflower Market and they had ground chicken on sale (it’s cheap enough as it is) so i snatched a package up (no, not overhead silly) to try my best at a burger. Don’t expect for these chicken burgers to be the best thing you’ve ever tasted. Once again, i tend to make simple meals that i can pack away from the week. I bought 1.39lbs of ground chicken and made it into 4 patties but you can buy however much you would like!! Whatever you decide to do with your chicken burgers, try topping them off with something you enjoy whether that be a fried egg, mustard, relish (no sugar, duh), green chiles, or some cooked onions and mushrooms. Make this burger your own! I made this dish with asparagus because it was on sale but you can put along anything that suits your fancy.


Simple Paleo Chicken Burgers


  • 1lb (or more) ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 12 tablespoons italian seasoning (a mix of basil, oregano, thyme, and sage)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 bundle asparagus, ends cut off
  • 1 avocado
  • some kind of fat–olive oil, coconut oil, etc. (this is if you decide to use a skillet)


  1. Grab out a large bowl and put your ground chicken into the bowl.
  2. Add all seasonings and get your hands a bit dirty. Mix the ground chicken and seasoning together until well combined.
  3. This is where you can be creative–heat up your grill for more of a burger flare OR be like me (not having a grill) and heat up a large skillet with a bit of fat.
  4. Divide meat into 4 equal portion sizes and create chicken burger patties, rounding them out then flattening them down a bit.
  5. Add to grill or skillet. Let these cook for about 8-10 minutes on both sides or until the centers are no longer pink. They may take a bit less time on the grill though!
  6. Now once your chicken burgers are good and cooked, set them off to the side and add your asparagus directly to the pan (you may have to drain a bit of the leftover fat, but keep some for flavor!!).
  7. Add a little extra garlic powder and onion powder to your asparagus spears while they cook. Toss them around a bit so they get coated and then add about a tablespoon of water to your pan and cover so they are able to steam for a few minutes.
  8. Once they have steamed and are ready to eat, grab a chicken burger and put it along side some spears and top it off with a bit of avocado.

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These burgers are great re-heated and can be eaten throughout the week if you’re eating for one like me!! I had them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner one day. A bit over the top? Of course, but i am as well. Post your thoughts to comments!! I would love to hear from you!

Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


9 thoughts on “Simple Paleo Chicken Burgers”

  1. SO at work we have the Gourmet Club (we try to have this once a month) and I need to make meatballs. Can I just take the chicken burger or nugget receipe and create meatballs? I think I can. What do you think?

  2. These are really good! I enjoyed mine with the avocado slices and Whole 30 ketchup. A nice change from the “other” burgers. My husband really enjoyed them too!

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