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!
Baked 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.
Here is what you need to make the Caesar Burgers:
Salt and Pepper
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Homemade or store-bought Caesar Dressing
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.
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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!
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 Nuggets, Buffalo Sweet Potatoes, Buffalo Tenders, Buffalo Hummus, Buffalo 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!
Form into patties and bake for 20 minutes. Flipping halfway through.
Broil on high for 2 minutes at the end.
Serve over lettuce, or in lettuce wraps with avocado, tomato, or any toppings you'd like!
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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 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!
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.
You can serve them as lettuce wrapped burgers for the perfect low carb dinner that satisfies!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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These Paleo Burger Bites (made 5 different ways) are the perfect appetizer for a night entertaining with friends, or for that Sunday football game. The options are endless and everyone will love trying all the different variations. Make them as burger bites, or larger for any meal!
If you can’t decide which variation to choose, make a DIY burger bar and let guests create their own! Such a fun, delicious, and customizable appetizer! From sweet potato buns, eggplant buns, and even AVOCADO buns, this burger bite bar takes sliders to a whole new level!
Choose the burger bite variations you are interested in making. Assemble the toppings for each one and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all basic hamburger ingredients and mix well. If you are making the Thai Burger Bites, add coconut aminos, garlic, Sriracha, and scallions to the burger mixture.
Shape the burger mixture into 10 even-sized patties.
Grill or cook on a greased grill pan for about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through to your liking.
Add desired toppings to each burger bite. Use a toothpick to hold the burger together if needed. Serve hot! If topping with cheese, place the cheese on the finished burger and broil on high for 2-3 minutes until cheese is fully melted before adding other toppings.
*This recipe was updated in April, 2017
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