This big mac style chicken burger bowl is a fun way to lighten up a classic! The chicken burger is lean, juicy and easy to make. Enjoy this recipe any night of the week for a fun, lower carb recipe idea. Or you can meal prep these juicy chicken burgers for the week ahead. No matter what, these burgers are a good idea!

Big Mac Style Chicken Burger Bowl – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Big Mac Style Chicken Burger Bowl

Ground Chicken Burgers – For this recipe, you’ll need about one pound of Smart Chicken’s ground chicken. I like using Smart Chicken brand because you can taste the quality difference in the meat. You’ll combine the ground chicken with panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried parsley, salt, cracked black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix and form the patties. I was able to get about 5 patties.

Avocado Oil – For this recipe, you’ll cook the chicken burgers in a non-stick skillet with about one tablespoon of avocado oil over medium heat. Avocado oil has a high smoke point and is perfect for pan frying the burgers.

Water – Once the burgers cook for 5-6 minutes on the first side, carefully flip the burgers and reduce the heat to LOW. Add about 2-3 tablespoons of water to the skillet and once it settles down, return the heat to medium. Cover the burgers with a lid. This helps lock in the juices and allows the burgers to cook more evenly without burning. Cook for another 5-6 minutes on the second side or until the burgers are 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the center. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your burgers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be careful as the oil and water will sizzle. Reduce the heat to low while you are adding the water to the pan. This will help prevent any flames. Return the heat to medium once the water is in the pan and cover with a lid.

Big Mac Style Chicken Burger Bowl – Healthyish Foods

Special Sauce – For this recipe, you’ll need to combine mayonnaise, ketchup, yellow mustard, sweet relish, cane sugar, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and cracked black pepper. Mix well.

Toppings – You can use whatever toppings you enjoy most. I used sliced cheese, shredded lettuce, diced onion, and sliced tomatoes.

How to Make Big Mac Style Chicken Burger Bowl

Mix the Special Sauce

Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, yellow mustard, sweet relish, Worcestershire sauce, cane sugar, white vinegar and cracked black pepper in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

Prepare the Chicken Burgers

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried parsley, red pepper flakes, and a few turns cracked black pepper. Mix until well combined. Wet your hands with water and form the patties. I was able to get 5 patties from the mixture.  

Next, heat one tablespoon of neutral oil (vegetable, canola, or avocado) in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 2-3 chicken patties to the skillet. Do not overcrowd the pan.

Once the burgers cook for 5-6 minutes on the first side, carefully flip the burgers and reduce the heat to LOW. Add about 2-3 tablespoons of water to the skillet and once it settles down, return the heat to medium. Cover the burgers with a lid. This helps lock in the juices and allows the burgers to cook more evenly without burning. Cook for another 5-6 minutes on the second side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your burgers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be careful as the oil and water will sizzle. Reduce the heat to low while you are adding the water to the pan. This will help prevent any flames. Return the heat to medium once the water is in the pan and cover with a lid.

Add one slice of cheese to each burger and allow it to melt in the pan.

Big Mac Style Chicken Burger Bowl – Healthyish Foods

Assemble the Bowls

Add shredded lettuce to the bottom of your bowl. Top with one chicken cheeseburger, diced white onion and special sauce. Serve sliced tomato and pickle chips on the side. Serve hot and enjoy.

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat the burgers in the microwave until warmed through. Looking for more recipes?

Big Mac Style Chicken Burger Bowl – Healthyish Foods

Big Mac Style Chicken Burger Bowl

This big mac style chicken burger bowl is a fun way to lighten up a classic! The chicken burger is lean, juicy and easy to make.
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Ingredients

Juicy Chicken Burger

  • 1 lb. ground chicken, Smart Chicken
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • few turns cracked black pepper

Special Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar
  • few turns cracked black pepper

Other Ingredients

  • 1.5 tablespoons avocado oil, for cooking the burgers
  • 5 slices American cheese, 1 slice per burger
  • 5 cups shredded lettuce, 1 cup per burger
  • ½ cup white onion, diced, divided among the burgers
  • pickle chips

Equipment

  • 1 non-stick skillet
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 small mixing bowl

Instructions 

Mix the Special Sauce

  • Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, yellow mustard, sweet relish, Worcestershire sauce, cane sugar, white vinegar and cracked black pepper in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

Prepare the Chicken Burgers

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried parsley, red pepper flakes, and a few turns cracked black pepper. Mix until well combined. Wet your hands with water and form the patties. I was able to get 5 patties from the mixture.
  • Next, heat about one tablespoon of neutral oil (vegetable, canola, or avocado) in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 2-3 chicken patties to the skillet. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Once the burgers cook for 5-6 minutes on the first side, carefully flip the burgers and reduce the heat to LOW. Add about 2-3 tablespoons of water to the skillet and once it settles down, return the heat to medium and cover the burgers with a lid.
    This helps lock in the juices and allows the burgers to cook more evenly without burning. Cook for another 5-6 minutes on the second side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your burgers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be careful as the oil and water will sizzle. Reduce the heat to low while you are adding the water to the pan. This will help prevent any flames. Return the heat to medium once the water is in the pan and cover with a lid.

  • Add one slice of cheese to each burger and allow it to melt in the pan.

Assemble the Bowls

  • Add shredded lettuce to the bottom of your bowl. Top with one chicken cheeseburger, diced white onion and special sauce. Serve sliced tomato and pickle chips on the side.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving or 1 burger iwith cheese and special sauce, Calories: 438kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 979mg, Potassium: 695mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 748IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 310mg, Iron: 2mg