Baked Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

These Baked Chicken Caesar Burgers are so flavorful and such a fun dinner! They take all the flavor of a Chicken Caesar Salad and turn it into burger form. They’re dairy-free, gluten-free and optionally Paleo and Whole30 friendly too!

Chicken Caesar BurgersBaked Chicken Caesar Burgers Recipe

These light Baked Chicken Caesar Burgers are the perfect alternative to a traditional burger! They’re so delicious and flavorful and a fun twist on the traditional salad! Pair them with a 2-ingredient Caesar salad slaw and homemade parmesan crisps and you’ll knock it out of the park with this dinner.

This recipe uses my homemade recipe for Caesar Dressing from my book, which is delicious and happens to be dairy-free. If you wanted to you could swap in a store-bought version, just be careful to check labels if you have dietary restrictions.

Chicken Caesar Salad BurgersHere is what you need to make the Caesar Burgers:

  • Ground chicken
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Scallions
  • Sriracha
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Homemade or store-bought Caesar Dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

Is Caesar Dressing Gluten Free?

Some store-bought caesar dressings can contain gluten. This salad uses a homemade version that is naturally gluten-free. The recipe comes from my cookbook and is my all-time favorite. It’s made dairy-free but doesn’t skimp on the creaminess and the flavor.

Chicken Caesar Salad Burgers

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Chicken Caesar Burgers
Serves 4
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Burgers
  1. 1 pound ground chicken
  2. 2 tablespoons caesar dressing (see below)
  3. 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoons minced garlic)
  5. 1 teaspoon sriracha
  6. 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  7. 1 Tablespoon chopped scallions
  8. 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  9. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  12. 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  13. Optional: 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Caesar Dressing from page 320 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook
  1. 1/2 cup homemade mayo (page 312) or store-bought
  2. 2 teaspoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  8. Pinch of fine sea salt
  9. Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Caesar Slaw
  1. Shredded Romaine Lettuce
  2. 3 Tablespoons caesar dressing
Other Toppings
  1. Sliced tomato
  2. Sliced red onion
  3. Parmesan Crisps
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a high-speed blender and pulse once (about 5 seconds) just until the dressing is thick and smooth. If you over blend, the dressing will become watery.
  3. In a  large bowl, toss all of the chicken burger ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4-parts, and place 4 patties on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes, or until the tops become a light golden brown.
  6. While the burgers are baking, make caesar slaw and assemble other desired toppings
Parmesan Crisps
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spoon cheese by tablespoonfuls two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet (1 tablespoon per crisp).
  3. Bake for 6 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool completely before lifting each crisp up with a spatula.
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Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Raise your hand if you have an addiction to buffalo anything! If yes, you’re going to love these Buffalo Chicken Burgers. They’re spiced just right and perfect topped with tomato and avocado and wrapped in lettuce. They also happen to be gluten-free, paleo friendly and low carb!

Spicy Chicken Burger recipe

Buffalo Chicken Burger Recipe

Let’s talk about how much we all love buffalo over here at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. To start we’ve got Buffalo NuggetsBuffalo Sweet PotatoesBuffalo TendersBuffalo HummusBuffalo Chili and we could go on and on but we’ll move on to these delicious Buffalo Chicken Burgers! They’ve got that slight heat packed into a ground chicken burger and are so delicious it kind of makes you think they’re “bad” for you but they’re actually quite nutritious. Serve them up with lettuce and tomato in a low carb lettuce wrap or you can eat them like you would any other burger: in a bun! These also make great meal prep for the week ahead! 

Here’s what’s in them:

  • Ground chicken
  • Egg
  • Onion
  • Scallions
  • Carrots
  • Hot Sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sea Salt and Pepper

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

What to serve with Buffalo Chicken Burgers

This is a pretty versatile dish. You can serve this with a side salad, or a cucumber salad which will help cool down the heat. Or you can serve this with a heartier salad like this Tomato Cucumber Salad with Crispy Chickpeas or Israeli Salad. This would also be great served with cauliflower rice!

If you like this burger recipe, try these other favorites: 

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Yields 4

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a food processor food processor combine carrots and onion; pulse to chop into small bits.
  • In a large bowl combine the vegetable mixture, ground chicken, egg, garlic powder, hot sauce, and salt & pepper.
  • Form into patties and bake for 20 minutes. Flipping halfway through.
  • Broil on high for 2 minutes at the end.

Recipe Notes

  • Serve over lettuce, or in lettuce wraps with avocado, tomato, or any toppings you'd like!
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Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Sriracha Slaw

These Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Sriracha Slaw are our new favorite low carb and paleo-friendly dinner! You can grill them outside or inside on your grill pan, and then serve them as low carb thai turkey burger bowls, or as a lettuce wrapped burger! The spicy slaw is packed with veggies and mango for a sweet and spicy crunch! This dinner is a must-make!

Thai Turkey Burgers and Slaw

Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Sriracha Slaw

I am all about these thai turkey burgers right now! The dish takes a quick 30 minutes to put together but is full of exotic flavors to make a weeknight meal special. You can enjoy the last of the summer weather we are having and take this outside to prepare on the grill or savor this dish all year long and make on the grill pan inside. The burgers are flavorful and moist and a great low carb dinner!

Thai Turkey Burgers and Slaw

We wanted to keep the accompanying slaw simple so we prepared this using a pre-shredded broccoli and carrot slaw mix, but if you don’t have this readily available go ahead and shred some using a food processor or a box grater. The mangos REALLY make this side dish stand out but just make sure to use a perfectly ripe one so it adds the right amount of sweetness.

Thai Turkey Burgers and Slaw

You can serve them as lettuce wrapped burgers for the perfect low carb dinner that satisfies!

Thai Turkey Burgers and Slaw

Or make it into a low carb burger bowl with the slaw, cauliflower rice, avocado, red onion, and ribboned cucumber drizzled with a little extra sriracha. PERFECT!

Thai Turkey Burgers and Slaw

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Thai Turkey Burgers with Spicy Sriracha Slaw

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:30 Serves 4

Ingredients

For Burgers

For Sriracha Slaw

  • 1/3 cup avocado oil mayo
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1" piece ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, more to taste
  • 1 12oz bag broccoli and carrot slaw (or 4 cups shredded broccoli and carrots)
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, picked, cleaned and sliced

Optional Garnishes

  • Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves, cleaned
  • Cauliflower rice, sautéed
  • Avocado slices
  • Thinly sliced cucumber

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine ground turkey with coconut amino, ginger, chili garlic sauce and salt and mix well to combine. Form into 4 patties. If the turkey mixture is sticky, wet your hands before forming each patty.
  2. Grease grill pan (or outdoor grill, if using) and heat to medium heat. Place burgers onto the grill pan and cook for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF. 
  3. Meanwhile in a large bowl whisk together mayo, sriracha, lime juice, ginger, garlic and salt. Add in broccoli slaw, cilantro and mango and toss to combine.
  4. Serve burgers hot in a lettuce wrap with avocado and slaw, or in a burger bowl with cauliflower rice, slaw and cucumber.
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Memorial Day BBQ Hits

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and if you’re turning the grill on for some fun outside, these BBQ hits are a must-make!

Memorial Day BBQ Hits

I’m so excited to bring you my favorite BBQ must-have recipes!

Drinks:

Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktails: Such a refreshing, tasty, and lightened up cocktail recipe. The combination of melon, ginger, and fresh mint is absolutely delicious!

Frose: These Frosé slushies are the ultimate way to celebrate rosé season! Refreshing, minimal ingredients, and so easy to prepare… It’s a Summer cocktail WIN!

Lightened Up Pina Colada: The perfect simple and refreshing Summer drink! Simply toss all of the ingredients into a blender, buzz, and sip!  

Raspberry Gin Cocktail:  We’re making our own simple syrup (and I promise, it’s super simple to prepare), made with no refined sugars for a delicious and guilt-free cocktail.


Apps/Sides

Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Hummus Dip: Chicken, bacon, and ranch flavor is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, and if you haven’t tried baked hummus, you need to try it immediately!!  

Guacamole: Don’t forget an appetizer. Whip up some delicious homemade guacamole and pair it with plantain chips, homemade crackers, and tortilla chips!

Deviled Eggs: Eat them as a snack or make these easy Instant Pot deviled eggs!

Aji Salsa: 5-Minute Ají, also known as Colombian-Style Salsa, is our favorite salsa OF ALL TIME. I am a big salsa girl, so don’t take that statement lightly. 

Chipotle Slaw: Pair any dish with some veggie-packed chipotle slaw. A favorite of mine!

Crunchy Chicken Slaw: This slaw comes together in 15 minutes and is such a delicious combination of sweet and savory!

Mexican Street Corn Salad: A total hit every single time!

Beet Slaw: This slaw is tangy and sweet, with delicious farm fresh flavors from the beets, scallions, and fresh mint! It pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or salmon, or as an addition to any leafy green salad.

Melon Salad with Prosciutto: This salad is gluten-free and grain-free, and packed with fresh mint, sweet melon, ripe avocado, salty prosciutto, and the most wonderful light vinaigrette dressing.

Loaded Kimchi Fries: Perfectly crispy oven baked fries topped with caramelized kimchi (seriously amazing), cilantro, cheddar cheese, onion, and a special spicy sauce makes for the ultimate vegetarian side-dish or appetizer.

Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Crab Salad: If you haven’t tried grilled peaches with avocado, this is a must-try!

Tropical Cooked Shrimp Ceviche: Bringing you to the tropics with this light, refreshing, and delicious appetizer that everyone will love. Bonus: It makes a bunch!

Coconut Curry Ceviche: The prettiest appetizer for any BBQ spread! Spruce up your plating by serving it in a coconut, or just serve in a bowl!

Cold Asian Noodle Salad: A favorite Summer side dish!! 

Watermelon Ahi Tuna Salad: The combination of juicy watermelon, marinated zesty ahi tuna, and fresh cucumber in this Watermelon Ahi Tuna Salad makes for the perfect light and refreshing summer salad or meal starter! 

Braised Artichokes: We top them with extra fresh lemon and my Garlicky Pecan Bread Crumbs. You are in for a nutritious side dish/appetizer/or even a snack.  

Blender Salsa: The thing I love about a really really good blender is that it does all of the work for you. It’s easy as put everything in and BLEND.  


Mains

Carne Asada: This Slow Cooker Carne Asada is the perfect set it and forget it meal. On top of a salad, nachos, in lettuce cups for healthier tacos — the options are endless!

Beef Barbacoa: This Beef Barbacoa (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot) is so flavorful and slow cooked to perfection made either in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot pressure cooker! It is a great recipe for leftovers, too! 

Honey Mustard Wings: This Honey Mustard Chicken Wings recipe can be made in the Instant Pot or baked in the oven, and they are a crowd please. A perfect game day or dinner wings recipe that everybody will love.

Grilled Salmon and Shrimp Scampi: A perfect main dish that’s served over pasta so it’s nice and hearty! 

Grilled Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp: The perfect meal to impress with this Summer. Smoky and flavorful shrimp, perfectly grilled romaine lettuce, and fresh tomatoes drizzled with my go-to dairy-free caesar salad dressing. I cannot wait to make this again and again! The blackened shrimp is amazing on absolutely everything! 

Chili Garlic and Lime Chicken Satay Skewers: These chicken skewers are packed with flavor and are so simple to prepare. Serve them as an appetizer when you have guests and watch them fly off the plate!

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad: One of my most popular recipes! The combination of lime, perfectly seasoned chicken, sriracha, and grilled pineapple is so so delicious!

Moroccan Chicken Burger: A perfect change from your traditional beef burger with SO MUCH FLAVOR!

Bruschetta Chicken: A perfect dinner option. Grill up some marinated chicken and top it with tasty bruschetta for the BBQ win!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: The perfect combination of sweet and smokey!

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad: This dish requires very little cooking and is so simple to throw together! PLUS it is so flavorful! Add your favorite Summer greens into the pesto, toss with gluten-free pasta, tomatoes, and delicious Italian spices and BOOM: Summer side perfection.

Baked Buffalo Wings: A healthier version of such a flavorful dish for weekend BBQs!

Dry-Rub Grilled Wings: These wings are flavor-packed and grilled to perfection. Plus, they are easy breezy! Perfect for anyone on grill duty this weekend.

Tomato Jalapeño Salmon Burgers: These burgers have just the right amount of flavor. They are bursting with scallions, jalapeños, and fresh garlic- and go fantastic with some homemade guacamole and fixins’, if you ask me!

BBQ Chicken Pizza: Get creative with this BBQ Chicken Pizza and toss the crust on the grill!


Desserts

Edible Cookie Dough Dip: Think all of the delicious and creamy flavors of regular cookie dough, but without flour or the eggs… snack time, or dessert time, WIN!

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles: Cool off with Summer popsicles (a little vodka would be delicious in these, too)!

Honey Lime Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Sugar Chips: Let’s kick up the standard fruit salad and bring this healthy dessert that’s a little more fun to the party.

Honey Grilled Bananas with Chocolate Mocha Sauce: Fruit on the grill is the best. Especially drizzled with this chocolate mocha sauce.

Strawberry Shortcake: I’ve combined the perfect biscuit with dairy-free whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and easy strawberry sauce for the ultimate classic summer dessert!

Paleo Cherry Pie Bar: Add cherries to your spread, with these delicious bars!

Berry Cobbler: The BEST, festive one-pan cobbler!

Festive 4th of July Cake: It’s nut-free too!!


Don’t forget my grilling guide to help you through the BBQ!

Grilling 101

Happy BBQing!

Lexi