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Buffalo Zucchini Chicken Burgers

Juicy buffalo zucchini chicken burgers with delicious spices, zucchini and buffalo sauce added right to the patty. These flavorful, easy zucchini chicken burgers come together in under 30 minutes and stay together without any bread crumbs. Add your favorite burger fixins and enjoy!

Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut Free, Paleo Friendly
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken burgers, buffalo zucchini chicken burgers, zucchini chicken burgers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 502 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground chicken (or sub ground turkey) -- do not use 99%
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed of excess moisture with a paper towel (from ½ of a medium zucchini)
  • 2 tablespoons hot or medium buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup very finely diced yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 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 buffalo sauce, for topping
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Sliced red onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat (about 400 degrees F). Brush the grates with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Make the chicken burgers by adding the ground chicken/turkey, shredded zucchini, buffalo 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.
  3. Grill over medium-high heat (around 400 degrees F) for 6-8 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.
  4. Place the onion on the bottom of the bun, then the burgers, top with a little bit of extra buffalo sauce, avocado and lettuce. Serve immediately. Great with sweet potato fries or fresh fruit!

Recipe Notes

To keep these burgers dairy free: use your favorite dairy free cheese slices or simply omit the cheese.

To keep them paleo: omit the cheese and use a lettuce wrap instead of a whole grain bun.

To store: store any leftover buffalo zucchini chicken burgers in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Simply reheat in the microwave.

Check the full post for freezing instructions.

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Zucchini Chicken Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger with whole grain bun + toppings)
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 209
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.2g36%
Saturated Fat 7.9g49%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 9.6g40%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 37.2g74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.