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bbq chicken burger topped with bbq sauce, cheese, and lettuce

Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers

Seriously GOOD chicken burgers with shredded sweet potato to keep them juicy. Top with tangy sweet BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar cheese, red onion and lettuce for the ultimate healthy grilled chicken burger recipe that's perfect for summer!
Course Burgers, chicken, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grilling
Keyword bbq chicken burgers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 463 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 pound 93% lean ground chicken (or sub ground turkey) -- do not use 99%
  • 1 cup shredded raw sweet potato (from about 1 small sweet potato)
  • 2 tablespoons low sugar bbq sauce of choice
  • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • For assembly:
  • 4 hamburger buns of choice, toasted if desired
  • 4 tablespoons low sugar BBQ sauce of choice, for topping
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Sliced red onion


  1. Make the chicken burgers by adding the ground chicken turkey, shredded sweet potato, bbq sauce, onion, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Mix with your hands until evenly combined. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into 1/2 inch patties.
  2. Grill over medium-high heat (around 400 degrees F) for 5-8 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. During the last few minutes of cooking the chicken burgers, add a slice of cheddar cheese on top of each burger patty; cover the grill for about 1 minute while the cheese melts.
  3. Place the burgers on buns, top with onion, lettuce and drizzle with extra bbq sauce and top with onions. Serve immediately. Great with sweet potato fries or fresh fruit!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition calculated without bun: Calories: 293 | Total Fat: 15.2g | Sat. Fat: 6.5g | Carbs: 12.4g | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 3.8g | Protein: 27.8g

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger (with bun + toppings))
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.7g26%
Saturated Fat 6.5g41%
Carbohydrates 46.4g15%
Fiber 7.2g30%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 36.8g74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.