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These Moroccan-inspired Burgers are packed with flavor and make for the perfect light chicken burger recipe! You’ll love them paired with the special Moroccan sauce that take these from ordinary to extraordinary.
Moroccan Ground Chicken Burger Recipe
These healthy ground chicken burgers are my all-time favorite. They are light, flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight or weekend dinner. They are made with ground chicken and made special with added carrots and Moroccan flavors. And don’t forget to dress them up with all your favorite fixin’s and add that special sauce!
I love food that is Moroccan flavored, no surprise given previously published recipes such as Moroccan Chermoula Carrots, One Pan Moroccan Fish and Moroccan Eggplant. And I can’t deny my love for Moroccan food didn’t fuel my desire to travel to Morocco a few years ago!
Here is an overview of the ingredients used in this recipe.
- Ground Chicken
- Salt and Pepper
- Cayenne pepper
Ground Chicken: Want to use ground turkey here or another ground meat? Go for it!
Sriracha: Feel free to omit if you don’t want any heat.
Tips for Making Chicken Hamburgers
Making burgers from ground chicken can be a sticky situation! Mix up the ingredients with a silicone / rubber spatula to avoid getting your hands covered. Then when you are ready to form the patties make sure you have a bowl of fresh cold water near you. Having wet hands makes it easier to work with the chicken mixture!
How to Serve Chicken Burgers
Chicken burgers aren’t much different than serving up regular ground beef burgers. But there is one thing not to be missed with this recipe: the special sauce! Be sure to liberally serve the special sauce with these chicken burgers because it really makes them special!
Aside from serving the burgers with the special sauce, you can either go traditional and serve on a burger bun with lettuce, onion and tomato or you can go the lighter route and serve these burgers on a lettuce wrapped bun!
To make a lettuce bun, simple choose big hearty pieces of lettuce (iceberg works well for this task!) and put 1-2 pieces on each side of the burger for a “bun”.
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If you like this lightened up burger recipe, check out these others:
- Baked Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers
- Buffalo Chicken Burgers
- Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Sriracha Slaw
- Paleo Veggie Mushroom Burgers
Moroccan Chicken Burgers with Special Sauce
For Chicken Burgers:
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1/2 onion grated
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- Pinch cinnamon
- 1- inch chunk ginger grated (about 1 teaspoon)
- 1/2 cup grated carrot About 1 carrot, grated
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Pinch cayenne pepper
For Special Sauce:
- 1/4 cup mayo homemade or store-bought
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill sliced
- 2 teaspoons fresh mint sliced
- Burger Buns
- Sliced Avocado
- Sliced Tomato
- Sliced Red Onion
- In a large bowl combine ground chicken with all remaining burger ingredients and mix well to combine. Form into 4 patties. If the chicken mixture is sticky, wet your hands before forming each patty.
- Prepare grill and or grill pan. Place burgers onto the grill and cook for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through to a temperature of 165ºF.
- While grilling whisk together sauce ingredients.
- Assemble burgers and serve immediately.
My husband and I made these for dinner last night and can I just say WOW! We make turkey burgers often so these were a welcomed change of pace. The flavors are incredible and so unique. These will be a new staple in our dinner rotations for sure. Thank you!
I made these last night and they were delicious! There is so much flavor in these burgers but yet they were so easy to make. I don’t love working with ground chicken but with Lexi’s tips it wasn’t too messy! I even split one up today and had it on a salad.
Whew! These are YUMMY! The flavors just meld together so nicely. I did add an egg and some breadcrumbs to make sure they stayed together well. I wrapped them in iceberg lettuce and that worked well. I will definitely make them again.
My husband and I made these two nights ago and WOW! Can’t stop thinking about how delicious they were so they are on the menu again tonight! The ginger in the burgers really stands out in a great way – makes the burgers extra unique. We made the sauce with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and used fresh dill (and a little more of both the dill and mint because we don’t hold back when it comes to fresh flavor!) – and it was so so good. Can’t wait to enjoy again tonight 🙂
Hi, I am on the keto diet and want to make this keto friendly. I have made this recipe many times before being on the diet, and is a huge hit. Is there anything I can use instead of carrots? I have been avoiding carrots on the diet due to the carbs in them. Would green onions or bell peppers work at all? Thanks in advance!
The sriracha isn’t whole 30 compliant. Just an FYI to anyone following that plan.
The one I use is 🙂 Look for no added sugar!
We have lots of meat from hunting in the freezer. Do you think this would work for red meats?
It is only 9:30 in the morning and my mouth is already watering for dinner.
I can’t wait to try this Chicken Burger! Thanks for sharing!
Hope you love them like we do, Rob!
Hello, I was in search for a different burger with a spicy sauce and Moroccan chicken burger is just what I was looking for. It is perfect for dinner be it a weeknight or a weekend. The special sauce along with it enhances the taste of the burger and makes it taste delicious.
I love that you don’t add bread crumbs to the meat. So many burgers contain it and it baffles me as to WHYYYY!
I tried these burgers and they were above delicious!! They are packed with flavor and very succulent. Instead of wrapping them, I just served them on a plate of lettuce with tomato, avocado and the sauce on the side. Most surprisingly was how easy they are to make and that they’re not that high in calories. Will definitely become a repeater in my household!
I am so so happy they were a hit! Thanks for taking the time to share!
Your recipe is likely to increase my appetite more & more… its been delicious & fantastic, no doubt… keep writing more yummy dishes… Thanks for sharing & your kind attention to detail!!!
Lexi these looks absolutely delicious!! I’m a HUGE fan of salmon burgers, omg I can’t get enough of Trader Joe’s Salmon Burgers. They’re soooo good. I grew up eating turkey burgers, but oddly enough, never chicken burgers! Now I have something new to try 🙂
Yes! Hope you love!
These look absolutely fabulous! Love being able to see your recipes on snapchat now.