BBQ Chicken Burgers

Tonight I did a little playing around in the kitchen.

Many times I’ll experiment a bit with a recipe and while I may like the final product, I won’t think it’s “blogworthy” enough to actually jot down and share.

Well, tonight’s dinner was definitely blogworthy, especially if you’re on the lookout for healthy burgers with a punch of barbeque flavor.

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BBQ Chicken Burgers

  • Serves: Four
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 pound ground chicken (beef or turkey will also work)
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Gold nuggets (garlic salt will also work)


  • Heat grill to a medium high heat
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl until everything is fully mixed
  • Shape the meat into four burger patties
  • Place patties on grill, closing the top
  • Allow to cook for approximately 5 minutes before flipping the burgers and allowing them to finish cooking, approximately 5 more minutes
  • Remove burgers from grill and place in a bun, topping them with desired condiments, cheese or vegetables

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These burgers were full of flavor without being overwhelming. I think that the spices and BBQ sauce included in the chicken burgers would be great in turkey or beef burgers as well.

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We ate our burgers with a side of summer squash and roasted kale.

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Clearly I was picking at the veggies on my plate while the burgers were cooking, as demonstrated by the sorry-looking portion in the above picture. It’s hard to wait! 

After dinner, it was time to tackle assembling our new bed.

An hour later, we have a brand new bed to sleep in… but more importantly our relationship survived another furniture assembly project.

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Our air mattress will serve as the interim mattress until we find a king size mattress we love. Fancy, no?

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The bed is the very first piece of furniture we have in our master bedroom (clearly) and I’m hoping the rest of it comes together within the next month or two. I don’t want to rush decorating, but I’m anxious for a comfortable space that Ryan and I look forward to going to at the end of the day.

All in good time! Smile


  1. says

    Yay! I am always looking for a new burger recipe. My twins gobble them up – its awesome to have a meal that everyone will eat for dinner! Thank you, I’ll try these this weekend.


  2. says

    Those burgers look so juicy and delicious. I love putting BBQ sauce in the mix!

    My bed is the best furniture investment I’ve ever made. Hope you guys enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!


  3. Shayla @ The Good Life says

    Gorgeous bed! And those burgers look delish…if you like cheese on your burgers try adding a tsp-tbsp size amount of cheese in the middle of your burger…creates a nice lil gooey surprise! 😉


  4. says

    Haha love the air mattress atop your bed! I had a friend who once described air mattresses as sleeping on a cloud. 😉 I totally hate decorating and wish a home decor fairy would swing by my new apartment and put the finishing touches on my living room so my roomie and I don’t have to think about it anymore.


  5. Mallory @ It's Only Life, After All says

    i love the bed. simple and classic. great recipe idea! i think i’ll try this sometime next week.. with some chopped up onions in the meat!


  6. says

    I am 100% in love with your headboard. And hubs and I slept on an air mattress for over a month while we shopped for our mattress. (It didn’t help that he was out on a training mission for two weeks I couldn’t shop for it without him!) Enjoy sleeping on air 😛


  7. Mandy says

    I have to tell you I made your easy salmon recipe tonight for dinner!! it was awesome! I seriously have never cooked a faster (healthy…) dinner. I definitely voted for your blog- I read it everyday!


  8. says

    Umm, you shouldn’t spray cooking spray into an open fire on a grill. That’s asking for a fireball.

    I don’t eat red meat, so I’ve been in the know with turkey/chicken/salmon burgers for years. The first time I went to a restaurant that served turkey burgers (and not crappy veggie burgers), I shouted out of happiness. It’s great to finally see other people on this train.


      • says

        I’m just here preventing fires, like Smokey the Bear! It’s the chemical that makes it spray that’s flammable, like aerosol hairspray. One of the few things I remember from chemistry class. If you get the grill hot enough, the burgers shouldn’t stick (my technique). Or else you can get some oil on a paper towel and oil the grates before you heat up the grill.


  9. says

    I’ve never tried ground chicken before – we usually use ground chicken. I’d like to try it out though! Your burgers sound great!

    I love your bed! The details on the edge are a great little addition that adds a lot. It looks similar to some of the beds you liked that you had posted about awhile ago too!


    • says

      well, i tried to think more long term. i love the look of wrought iron beds and almost went that way, but we have one of those in our guest room and i thought this bed had a more comfortable look that lends itself to a variety of different decorating options.


  10. Elizabeth says

    You are killing me with the bed–so funny! Speaking of burgers–we had salmon burgers(patties) –delicious. I make a bbq meatloaf that we all really enjoy–including kids. e


  11. says

    Those burgers look great! I know what u mean about posting recipes- sometimes a meal might taste amazing to me but I know others wouldn’t think so..wouldn’t wanna lose my credibility ;)!


  12. DW says

    The phrase “our relationship survived another furniture assembly project” — oh, that had me laughing and nodding. If my husband and I make it through any kind of home or yard improvement project and don’t kill each other, it’s a good day.


  13. Brittany says

    Although I am not a fan of the company, has super deals on king size memory foam mattresses. My family has gotten 2 in the past 5 years and we absolutely love them!


  14. says

    Those burgers look amazing. I LOVE chicken burgers! I have a meat grinder for my kitchenaid mixer that I’ve never used, maybe now is the time to break it out.
    Overstock (or as they say in the commercials) is the best. I love their great shipping rates too!



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