5 from 1 vote
Chicken Caesar Burgers with Parmesan-Peppercorn Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
These light and easy Chicken Caesar Burgers are a deconstructed take on the classic salad. No egg, breadcrumbs or weird fillers, just ground chicken and everything you love about Caesar salad, served on a buttery brioche bun!
Course: entree, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, BBQ Sauce, burger, caesar, chicken, Easy, grilled, Healthy, parmesan, peppercorn, sandwich, Summer
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 483 kcal
Ingredients
BURGER:
  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken *
  • 3 TBS Parmesan Cheese – grated
  • 2 TBS Caesar dressing (use your favorite or make your own)*
  • 1 large clove Garlic – minced
  • 1 TBS Fresh Parsley – finely chopped (can substitute 1 tsp dried parsley)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Few Dashes of each: Worcestershire Sauce & Hot Sauce (optional)
  • Sea Salt & Ground Black Pepper , to taste
SAUCE:
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan – grated
  • 1 clove Garlic – minced
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS/ACCOUTREMENTS:
  • 4 Brioche Burger Buns – toasted (optional)
  • Bibb Lettuce
  • Sliced Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese
  • Anchovies
  • Micro Greens
  • Sliced Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Lemon Wedges , for serving
Instructions
  1. Make the burger patties: In a bowl, combine the chicken, parmesan, ceasar dressing, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, Worcestershire and a dash of hot sauce (if using). Season with a pinch of salt and a generous amount of pepper. Mix together and form 4 round burger patties. Transfer patties to a plate, cover and chill for 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce: In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the sauce. Stir in ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper and a pinch of salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. Cook the burgers: Brush both sides of each patty lightly with oil. Heat a large nonstick skillet, grill or grill pan over medium to medium-high heat*. Add patties and cover skillet with a lid, or close grill top. Cook, flipping once halfway through cooking, for 8-10 minutes, or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F is reached.
  4. To serve: Place the patties on the bottom bun and top with desired accoutrements. Slather the top bun with parmesan peppercorn sauce and place burger tops (sauce side down) on burgers. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

1. While the recipe calls for any ground chicken, I highly suggest you use ground dark meat chicken. Lean ground chicken breast is fine, but your burger won’t be as flavorful and juicy.

 

2. For the Caesar dressing, you can either make your own or use your favorite store bought dressing. Just make sure you use a dressing that is THICK. If you use one of those fat free or vinaigrette style dressings your burger is going to turn out not so great. So, if you are buying the dressing make sure you buy a quality brand that makes a CREAMY style Caesar dressing.

 

3. The topping options for these burgers are limitless. I listed some of my favorites in the recipe below, but feel free to keep these minimalistic (with just lettuce and tomato), or let your imagination run wild (with additions such as avocado and sliced hard boiled eggs). If you are a big fan of truly classic Caesar salads, I highly encourage you to add a few anchovies on top!!

 

4. If you are a caesar salad sans the croutons type of person, serve this burger wrapped up in lettuce and nix the bun!

 

*Nutritional Information includes the burger, sauce and bun

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Caesar Burgers with Parmesan-Peppercorn Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 623mg27%
Potassium 666mg19%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 212mg21%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.