If you are trying to cut back on fats, why not try these delicious gluten free chicken burgers? These ground chicken burgers are packed with flavor! This chicken burger has an optional spicy topping with caramelized onions and hatch green chiles.

A cooked gluten free ground turkey burger on a gluten free bun.

(*This post was sponsored by CK Mondavi and Family. All delicious opinions and pairing ideas are my own.)

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If you want to learn how to fire-roast your hatch chiles, you will love this easy tutorial on how to fire-roast hatch chiles. You will want to fire-roast your chiles before adding them to the caramelized onions! These gluten free ground chicken burgers are moist, delicious, and easy to make. You can top them with anything from lettuce and tomato to the fancy caramelized onions and hatch chiles I use.

Need some easy gluten free dinner recipes? I have some absolutely easy, delicious gluten free chicken recipes on the blog that your whole family will love.

Ground chicken burger with bottles of wine.

These burgers are so delicious! I love the addition of chilies,it really amps up the flavor!!”

wilhelmina, blog comment

This way, everyone in the family gets a burger. However, they like it! You can use my homemade Gluten Free Hamburger Buns recipe!

Allergen Information:

These homemade ground chicken burgers are gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and oat-free. Make them dairy-free using dairy-free parmesan. (VioLife makes a great dairy-free parmesan.)

Photos of the ground chicken burgers ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Ground Chicken – I love ground chicken because it is low-fat. You can also use ground turkey or higher-fat meats like beef or pork.
  • Gluten Free Panko – Gluten free bread crumbs also work well, and they are easy to make.
  • Egg – Use size large.
  • Green Chiles – Use fresh roasted or canned. The canned green chiles come in mild, medium, and hot, so you can choose how spicy your topping is.
  • Onion – I prefer to use yellow onions or sweet Hawaiian onions.
  • Garlic – Freshly minced or jarred is fine.

Are you ready to grill some burgers?

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Sliced onions caramelizing in a pan.

Step 1: Slice your onions thinly. Heat a pan on the stove on medium heat. Add avocado oil and onions. Cook on low heat for 20 minutes, occasionally stirring until the onions turn golden brown and are caramelized and sweet.

*Note that onions shrink as they caramelize, so you need to use more onion than you may think.

Caramelized onion and hatch chile in a pan.

Step 2: Add the roasted hatch chiles and simmer for 5 minutes. (*Because hatch chiles can be very spicy, I dice mine into small pieces.)

Ground chicken burgers ingredients in a bowl.

Step 3: Add the ground chicken, egg, panko, and spices to a bowl and mix well. Preheat the grill to 375º F.

Ground chicken burgers ready to grill.

Step 4: Shape the burgers into patties.

Ground chicken burgers cooking on the grill.

Step 5: Place the burgers on the grill and cook until they reach an internal temperature of 165º F. Remove from the heat and top with the caramelized onions and hatch green chiles.

The top view of a ground chicken burger topped with caramelized onions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is panko gluten free?

Unfortunately, panko is not gluten free. The good news is a few companies make gluten-free panko, like Ians and Schar. You can also make your own homemade gluten free bread crumbs and panko!

Best ways to cook burgers?

We are huge burger fanatics! We typically grill our burgers on the grill; it means a lot less cleanup! You can also cook burgers by baking them in the oven or cooking them on a stovetop. You can even get a small kitchen grill to cook your burgers.

How do you keep chicken burgers moist?

I keep chicken burgers moist by adding egg and bread crumbs. This helps hold moisture in the burger better.

If you want even more spice, top these burgers with some of this hot pepper sauce.

More Gluten Free Recipes:

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If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A cooked gluten free ground turkey burger on a gluten free bun.

Moist Gluten Free Ground Chicken Burgers

Sandi Gaertner
You will love these easy moist ground chicken burgers topped with caramelized onion and hatch chiles.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 179 kcal


  • 1 pound ground chicken * see note
  • ¼ cup gluten free bread crumbs * see note
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 teaspoons chives
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fire-roasted hatch chiles or green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil


  • Add avocado oil to a skillet and heat on medium heat.
  • Put the sliced onion in the skillet and turn heat down to medium-low. Cook the onion for 10-15 minutes on low heat until the onions brown and caramelize.
  • Add the hatch chiles and cook 3 more minutes.
  • In a bowl, add the chicken burger ingredients. Mix well.
  • Form into patties and grill for 10 minutes until the ground chicken burgers have an internal temperature of 165º F.
  • Remove from the grill and top with the caramelized onions and hatch chiles.


  1. If you don’t have ground chicken, you can substitute ground turkey, beef, or pork.
  2. Hatch chiles can be spicy so make sure to go lightly if you don’t want a lot of spice.
Many ask if panko and bread crumbs are gluten free?
Unfortunately, panko is not gluten free. The good news is there are a few companies that make gluten free panko like Ians and Schar. You can also make your own homemade gluten free bread crumbs and panko!


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 16gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 334mgPotassium: 432mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I’m always looking for new things to do with ground chicken – I love the addition of green chiles and caremelized onions to this burger! Simple but flavorful.