Herbed Chicken Burgers with Spicy Aioli

May 26, 2011
2 Ratings
Photo by Mark Weinberg
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes approximately 5
Author Notes

This recipe was inspired by my abundance of herbs, and my love of any type of burger. I hope you like it. —DailyMeals

Test Kitchen Notes

These chicken burgers were excellent -- full of flavor and moist as could be. I did throw in a small handful of breadcrumbs, but I'm not sure they were needed. The aioli had lots of bright flavors from the lemon, vinegar, and mustard. Bravo to DailyMeals for a burger done well. —annalea

What You'll Need
  • Chicken Burger
  • 500 grams ground organic chicken
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Butter lettuce
  • Brioche buns, toasted
  • 5 slices Gruyère cheese
  • Spiced Aioli
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  1. Mix the first 8 ingredients together and form them into burgers (they will be pretty moist, but there is nothing worse than dry chicken). If the mix is too wet, add some breadcrumbs. Gently cook in a skillet for about 5 minutes on each side.
  2. While the burgers cook, make your aioli. Add the egg yolks and half the lemon juice and cider vinegar into a blender or bowl. Add a few drops of oil and blend or whisk until you create an emulsion. Add the garlic, remaining lemon, and vinegar and start to drizzle in the oil very slowly.
  3. Once you have a nice mayo like consistency, add the mustard, cayenne, and salt.
  4. Add cheese to your burgers and cover for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese. At the same time, toast the buns in the oven.
  5. Slather your aioli onto the buns, add lettuce, and then add your burger. Enjoy!
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13 Reviews

Aimee B. May 8, 2017
These are one of my go-to-recipes. I have 4 kids who all have their picky-eater issues (why can't they all dislike the same thing!) They all LOVE these! The chicken mixture is very soupy, you just have to use a measuring cup to scoop it out and spread it to the desired shape. Then they cook up beautifullY! . I do them on my griddle or in the cast iron skillet. I've varied the herbs for what I had on hand and don't do the cheese.
LANIE July 3, 2015
this was wonderful, thanks for sharing the recipe!
Hanna November 1, 2014
I made this recipe tonight and my partner looooooooooved it! Really simple but delicious. The ground chicken was perfectly moist. Did not have parsley, but I'm sure it would only make it better. Will definitely make this again and again.
Denise B. August 31, 2014
I haven't made these yet but they seem similar to my own turkey burger recipe except for a few ingredients I use that shpd translate well to these chicken burgers. I also use approx. a tablespoon or so of prepared horseradish; a generous dash of spicy mustard; fresh or dried rosemary, 1egg, diced onions, and enough bread crumbs to bind. They are absolutely delicious! But I have a concern about the aioli in this recipe; using raw egg yolks is definitely a salmonella health concern and can be potentially dangerous.
T.J. July 20, 2014
I don't think that any of the reviewers actually made these burgers. I told my wife that I should have questioned the recipe after reading the cook's intro about the failed dinner party of firsts.

This is a poorly written recipe (500 grams of chicken, but then everything else in customary units?) You cannot make these into patties without using bread crumbs, and a lot of them! The vinegar quantity, the option of using a whisk to make the aioli...tried to get to a mayonnaise consistency, quit after 5 minutes and got out the hand mixer. Someone needs to check these recipes before putting them on this very cool, slick, seemingly knowledgeable website.
Emily11 July 15, 2014
I made these last night with one pound of chicken-4 burgers. Kept everything else the same except cut down the salt and did add some breadcrumbs. They were great!
Brooke J. July 14, 2014
What's the extra clove of garlic for in the aioli? Don't see where it says to use it.
Brooke J. July 14, 2014
Disregard! Found it:)
Alix July 13, 2014
Putter lettuce?
Eva C. July 25, 2020
It seems no one reads these remarks. It's six years since Alix's note but it still says Putter Lettuce. It presents a sloppy and unprofessional appearance. Ditto the inconsistent measurement system. smh
Sara J. July 11, 2014
I just made these for dinner tonight (with turkey instead of chicken)- and whoa! They were sooo good!
Haley July 7, 2014
Everyone (ages 6-42) loved these tonight at family dinner! Thanks for posting.
DailyMeals June 25, 2011
Thanks annalea for your review! Glad they turned out well.