Choosing Better Restaurants

Two Great Chicken Burger Recipes To Add To Your Bar And Grill Menu

Do you find that many of your patrons are looking for healthier options at your restaurant? A great way to provide them with the healthier meal they prefer without veering too far from the traditional bar and grill-style menu is to start serving chicken burgers. They're lower in fat than beef burgers, but they're still packed with flavor and easy to make on a standard flat-top grill. Here are two chicken burger recipes your guests will love. Each makes 6 burgers – you can make a double or triple batch if you're expecting a busy night.

Spinach and Feta Chicken Burgers

Spinach makes these burgers even healthier and feta kicks the flavor up a notch.


  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • ½ cup canned spinach, well-drained
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


Press as much liquid as possible out of the spinach. A good way to do this is to place it in a bowl, and then place a stack of paper towels on top of it. Press down to absorb the liquid. Then, add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, and toss to combine. Make sure everything is evenly distributed. Then, divide the chicken mixture into 6 portions. Shape each into a patty that's about 4 inches in diameter. Make a slight indent in the center of each patty – this will collect the juices and prevent them from falling apart as they cook.

Store the patties in the cooler until a customer orders one. When an order comes in, cook the patty for 6 minutes per side over medium-high heat on the cooktop. Make sure the burger reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F before serving. These burgers are excellent when topped with lettuce, tomato, and more feta cheese.

Cheddar and Onion Chicken Burgers

You could also make a spicy variation of these burgers with pepper jack cheese.


  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


Mix all of the ingredients together, and then divide the mixture into 6 portions. Shape each portion into a burger patty, as directed above. Store the patties in the cooler, and when a customer orders one, cook it on a medium-hot cook top for 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

This burger is great topped with a little barbecue sauce and a fried onion ring. Of course, simple lettuce and tomato work well, too, and they appeal to the healthier eaters among your customers.