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gluten-free spicy chicken burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo

Spicy Gluten-free Chicken Burger

Juicy, flavor-packed chicken burger recipe with a kick of heat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 burger patties


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 cloves finely diced garlic
  • 1/4 cup very finely diced jalapeños jarred, pickled or fresh
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot flour/starch


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and gently mix until just combined.
  • Take 1/4 of the mixture into your hand (wet your hands with a little oil to prevent sticking) and form into a patty shape. Use your thumb to indent the middle of each patty. This ensures even cooking.
  • If using outside grill, heat it on medium high heat. Place meat patties on the grill for about 5 minutes until it releases easily from the grill to flip. Grill the other side for about 3-4 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
    If cooking indoors, heat a cast iron skillet to medium heat with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil. Once the oil is hot add patties (don't overcrowd!) to the skillet. Once browned on one side (about 6-8 minutes), flip until cooked through to 165 degrees.
  • Top with any topping/sauce you like and ENJOY!
    (I love mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, more jalepenos and sliced cheddar cheese on top)


Storage: Store cooled chicken patties in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat I love using an  air fryer for 3 minutes per side so they are crispy!
Gluten-free buns: I love Schär brand gluten-free buns! They are pillowy and so delicious. I also love using butter lettuce to wrap my burger in for a lighter lunch/dinner. 
Keyword burger, grilling, quick, summer