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Chili Lime Chicken Burgers (gluten free, paleo, whole30) |

Chili Lime Chicken Burgers (gluten free, paleo, and whole30)

  • Author: Katja Heino
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x


Super easy, healthy, and full of flavor chili lime chicken burgers. Gluten free. Paleo.  Whole30.


  • 1 tsp chili powder (like this)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder (like this)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (like this)
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken 
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter, melted 
  • ghee, butter, or avocado oil for cooking
  • crispy lettuce, pickled red onions, sprouts, mashed avocado , and crispy sweet potato fries for serving**



  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and black pepper.  Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently combine ground chicken, salt, onion, cilantro, lime, melted fat, and about 3/4 of the chili spice mixture until well incorporated. Form into 4 even-sized patties. Sprinkle remaining chili spice mixture over the top of each burger. 
  3. Cook patties on a skillet, grill pan, or outdoor BBQ for 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked all the way through.  Be sure to liberally oil the skillet, pan, or BBQ to prevent sticking. 
  4. Serve over crispy butter leaf lettuce with pickled red onions, sprouts, and avocado.  Enjoy. 


** to make mashed avocado, combine 1/2 avocado, a bit of fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt in a small bowl.  Mash with fork until fully incorporated.  

Grab the recipe for crispy sweet potato fries HERE.

Grab the recipe for pickled red onions HERE.

Keywords: chicken burgers