mini chicken burger recipe

Mini Chicken Burgers with Herbs

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Mini Chicken Burgers with Herbs are kid-friendly, healthy and tasty! Freezer meal instructions included. This meal is a winner again and again!


  • 2 pounds ground chicken (or turkey) (I used Smart Chicken b/c it is hormone and antibiotic-free meat)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs (I use toasted whole wheat bread to make my own or Panko)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, use a fork to combine the ground chicken, garlic, parsley, oregano, and lemon juice. Season with the salt and pepper. Form the meat into 16 small patties.
  2. Place the bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Coat each patty in the crumbs, turning to coat and pressing so the crumbs adhere; set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add some of the patties and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes total. (If the patties brown before they’re cooked through, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and continue to cook for a few minutes more.) Repeat with the remaining oil and patties. Serve plain or on hot-dog buns halved to match the miniature size of the burgers.


Freezer Meal Instructions:
To Freeze:
Form the chicken mixture into patties and coat in the bread crumbs. Place the patties on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet in a single layer and set in the freezer to flash freeze for about an hour. After they are frozen, transfer to a large resealable bag and store for up to 3 months.
To Prepare:
Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Cook according to the recipe.