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Air Fryer Chicken Burgers (Ground Chicken)

Air Fryer Chicken Burgers make a quick and easy chicken sandwich. Made with juicy ground chicken, cheese, breadcrumbs, and all the best seasonings. It’s incredibly simple to mix up and only takes about 10 minutes in the Air Fryer. Every bite is tender and full of so much flavor.

Air Fryer Chicken Burger on white plate with burger toppings and chips on the side.

Air Fryer Chicken Burgers

Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Chicken Burgers

  • Homemade ground chicken burgers are a lighter meal option than the traditional ground beef burger counterparts.
  • Ground chicken burgers are healthier with less fat and cholesterol.
  • You only need a few ingredients with this air fry recipe, which makes it easy to cook your sandwich in just a few minutes.
  • The air fryer keeps the chicken burger perfectly juicy without overcooking and drying them out.
  • Serve them up with these Air Fryer Pickles for a perfect crispy, tangy side dish!

Cooking your chicken burgers in an air fryer is the way to go!

I think chicken recipes are made for the air fryer. Try these Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas for an easy dinner for the whole family. It’s an all-in-one pot (or basket?) meal which makes it effortless for a weeknight dinner. And don’t miss out on these super quick and tasty Air Fryer Drumsticks with ranch seasoning. Oh so yum!

Chicken burger with ketchup, mustard and pickles on a bun with potato chips on the plate.

 

Ingredients

All you need are a few simple ingredients to make these air fryer chicken burgers taste scrumptious.

GROUND CHICKEN: This is what you’re building your burger patty out of. Ground turkey is another great alternative for juicy patties.

MOZZARELLA: A cup of shredded cheese and the breadcrumbs mixed together will add amazing flavor to these breaded chicken sandwiches.

EGG: One large egg to bind ingredients together.

SALT AND BLACK PEPPER: Part of the spices that get added to the ground chicken mixture.

SEASONINGS: Everything bagel seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder are all mixed into the ground chicken meat.

PANKO BREADCRUMBS: Regular bread crumbs could be used if in a pinch but the panko really brings a nice crisp to the ground chicken burgers.

HAMBURGER BUNS: Pick whatever ones are your favorite. I like regular buns or brioche buns that have been toasted in the air fryer for a really delicious bite.

TOPPINGS AND CONDIMENTS: Add your faves, some great options are: lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, ketchup, mayo, mustard, bbq sauce, etc.

Air fryer chicken burger ingredients displayed in bowls on counter top.

 

Variations for Air Fryer Chicken Burgers

Feel free to change up your seasonings to your liking. There are a number of burger seasoning mixes in the grocery store to choose from.

I typically have on hand McCornick’s Grill Mates Hamburger Seasoning and have used this several times to make my chicken burgers in the air fryer.

I’ve also used Lipton Onion Soup Mix (powder packets) without the panko bread crumbs. The onion soup mix flavors air fryer ground chicken burgers deliciously.

You can easily customize the toppings for your air fryer ground chicken burgers. Top it like you would any other type of burger with any of these options:

  • Pickles, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions
  • Avocado Slices, Sprouts
  • Cheese
  • Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Mustard, BBQ Sauce

Grab your favorite toppings and favorite bun selection and build the best chicken burger. Pair it with some air fryer french fries, air fryer onion rings or a handful of potato chips and you’ve got yourself an easy go-to dinner meal.

Recipe Directions

Easy recipes are my specialty and these air fryer chicken burgers only take a few minutes to prep before they are ready to cook.

STEP 1: Add ground chicken, egg, and all seasonings to a large bowl. Mix until well incorporated.

STEP 2: Then, mix in the shredded cheese and panko breadcrumbs. 

STEP 3: Now divide the mixture into 2 or 3 equal parts (depending on how large you want the burger patties) and form them into even-sized patties.

STEP 4: For best results, preheat your Air Fryer to 390°F before adding your chicken burgers. Preheating usually takes 1-2 minutes.

TIP: You can line your Air Fryer basket with aluminum foil or spray with non-stick cooking spray to keep your burger patties from sticking.

Chicken burger patty in air fryer basket.

 

STEP 5: Place chicken patties in the Air Fryer and cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Flip the patties over and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until browned.

Two fully air fried chicken burger patties on plate.

 

STEP 6: Remove the burger patties from the Air Fryer and repeat for the remaining patties. Serve your patties with your favorite toppings and condiments.

 

How Long to Cook Chicken Burgers in the Air Fryer?

It takes 10 minutes to air fry chicken burgers, flipping them over half way through the cook time.

But, the cooking time recommendation varies on a few things. The thickness of your chicken burger- the thicker your burgers, the longer the cook time needed.

It also depends on the make and model of your Air Fryer. Different models will require different times, check the manual to see what your fryer manufacturer recommends.

Always check the internal temperature of your air fryer chicken burgers to make sure it’s safe for consumption – at least 165 degrees F. The best way to do this is to use a meat thermometer at the thickest part of the patty.

Make sure not to overcrowd your fryer basket and only place them in a single layer in the basket. The Air Fryer needs to be able to move the hot air around to “fry” your burgers.

 

How to Store Chicken Burgers

After your burgers are done air frying, you can place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

They should keep well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you wish to keep them longer for meal prep or simply to enjoy later, you can freeze them wrapped in plastic wrap and then in a freezer safe zip-top bag or freezer safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

To thaw your frozen chicken patty, remove it from the freezer and place in the refrigerator until it thaws.

How to Reheat Leftover Chicken Burger Patties

To reheat your air fryer chicken burgers, I recommend tossing the patties back in the fryer at 360F for a 5 minutes and checking to see if they’re warmed all the way through. Make sure to pre-heat the air fryer first. Add cooking time as needed.

 

More Air Fryer Chicken Recipes to Love

Try out these easy air fryer recipes:

Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings (Crispy Yum!)

Air Fryer Corn Flakes Chicken Tenders Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

Homemade Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs

 

These Air Fryer Chicken Burgers are one of my family’s favorite new recipes. I love easy dinners full of flavor that everyone enjoys and I hope you’ll love these juicy chicken burgers as much as we do!

Yield: 2-3

Air Fryer Chicken Burgers (Ground Chicken)

Air Fryer Chicken Burger on white plate with burger toppings and chips on the side.

Air Fryer Chicken Burgers make a quick and easy chicken sandwich. Made with juicy ground chicken, cheese, breadcrumbs, and all the best seasonings. It's incredibly simple to mix up and only takes about 10 minutes in the Air Fryer. Every bite is tender and full of so much flavor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Chicken
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Burger Buns
  • Toppings and Condiments

Instructions

  1. Combine ground chicken, egg, and all seasonings to a large bowl. Mix until well incorporated.
  2. Mix in shredded cheese and panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Divide the mixture into 2 or 3 equal parts (depending on how large you want the chicken burger patties) and form them into even-sized patties.
  4. Preheat your Air Fryer to 390°F (preheating usually takes 1-2 minutes.)
  5. Place chicken patties in the Air Fryer and cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Flip the patties over and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until browned.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings and condiments.

Notes

See recipe post for tips and seasoning ideas.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 988mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 32g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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