Juicy Air Fryer Ground Chicken Burgers

Air Fryer Chicken Burgers are the perfect easy weeknight dinner recipe! Made with ground chicken, garlic & onion, and mozzarella cheese these homemade patties are incredibly juicy, delicious, and can be ready in about 30 minutes. They’re crispy on the outside and perfectly moist on the inside too! Best served on hamburger buns with all the fixings.

air fryer chicken burger on a bun with tomato, lettuce, and onion

Easy & Delicious Weeknight Burger Dinner

One of the ultimate easy dinners is of course burgers! I am personally a big fan of them in any shape and size. Beef, turkey, chicken, hamburger bun, lettuce wrap … you name it and I am down. And all the variations are great for different occasions!

Air Fryer Chicken Burgers are the perfect burger variety for a busy weeknight. They are easy to make, super simple, a healthier choice, and can be ready in about 30 minutes. Plus they’re of course delicious!

You can serve these juicy patties on their own with some vegetables for a healthy meal or on a bun with french fries for a slightly more indulgent option. They’re great for kids, adults, or the whole family!

I promise these chicken burgers are going to be one of your new favorite easy air fryer recipes!

If you’re looking for some different burger recipes check out my barbecue chicken burgers or spinach & feta turkey burgers.

Ingredients

These juicy burgers are made with only 7 simple ingredients! It’s truly all you need for a flavorful & healthier burger option.

Ingredient Notes

  • Ground Chicken: Ground chicken meat is the base of these burgers. You will need 1 lb!
  • Onion & Garlic: Onion and garlic add both delicious fresh flavor here, but also extra moisture! Add 1/2 an onion and 3 garlic cloves.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Chicken burgers call for 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. This again helps keep this recipe incredibly moist!
  • Parsley: I love the flavor parsley add here. 1 tsp is all you need!
  • Salt & Pepper: Lastly add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper to these air fryer chicken patties. Or however much you’d like!
chicken burger with toppings on an opened bun

Substitutions & Additions

There are a few basic substitutions or additions that can be made to this recipe to meet your dietary needs or preferences. Here are my ideas! Be careful to not change too much though, because you may get different results.

Chicken: The ground chicken can be replaced with ground turkey for an air fryer turkey burger variation.

Cheese: Mozzarella was my cheese of choice in this recipe, but you could swap this with pretty much any melting cheese. Like cheddar or even American!

Onion & Garlic: Fresh onion and garlic are used here. It provides the best flavor and helps keep the burgers moist. But if you don’t have either on hand, you could always switch with onion powder and garlic powder.

Fresh Herbs / Seasonings: The seasonings are kept pretty simple in this easy dinner recipe. Just some salt, pepper, and dried parsley! You could add in more spices or fresh herbs for even more delicious flavor.

What makes these burgers juicy?

These burgers are truly the perfect chicken burger! They are super easy to make and insanely juicy. Air frying is not the traditional burger cooking method, but it is a great alternative and is quite incredible.

It cooks the ground chicken patties quickly, without making them dry. Plus the cheese and onion help to keep the burgers extra moist and juicy!

The air frying gets them perfectly crispy on the outside too. It’s the best of both worlds!

While a typical chicken burger may be thought of as dry and lacking in flavor, these air fried ones are anything but!

air fried chicken burger on a bun with a bite taken out

How To Make This Recipe

This recipe is incredibly easy! It is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner when you don’t feel like messing up the stove or oven. And definitely not the outdoor grill!

All you do is mix up the ingredients, form into patties, and place in the air fryer to cook to perfection.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Add the ground chicken, onion, garlic, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper to a large bowl.  Combine thoroughly.

Step 2: Then divide the chicken mixture into 4.  Roll each quarter into a ball and flatten into patties. I like to place them on a parchment paper lined plate or tray.

ground chicken patties on a plate

Step 3: Next pre-heat the air fryer to 370 degrees F.  While the air fryer is preheating, you can place your chicken patties in the fridge.   Once preheated, remove from the fridge, and place in the air fryer basket or tray in single layer. Air fry for 15 minutes.

Step 4: Serve & enjoy!  (I recommend hamburger buns, lettuce, tomato, onion, and burger sauce.)

Expert Tips

Cook the burgers two at a time in the air fryer basket. Overcrowding will prevent the burgers from cooking evenly!

Grease the air fryer with cooking spray to prevent any sticking!

Place the chicken burger patties in the refrigerator while the air fryer is preheating. This will help them keep their shape and be easier to handle.

Chop the onion and garlic very finely. This helps them cook thoroughly and also prevents you from getting a big mouthful of onion!

juicy air fryer ground chicken burgers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add more or different spices to this recipe?

Totally! Try paprika, Italian seasoning, chili powder, cumin, or whatever else sounds tasty to you.

How can I make this recipe ahead of time?

You can easily make this recipe ahead of time as a sort of meal prep!

Simply prepare and cook as instructed and then store in the refrigerator throughout the week or until you are ready to eat them. Then pop in the microwave to reheat!

How long do I air fry chicken burgers for?

I recommend air frying raw ground chicken burgers for 15 minutes for the best results.

This will cook them completely through, but you can also use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees.

What temperature should I cook chicken burgers in the air fryer?

I recommend cooking chicken burgers at 370 degrees in the air fryer. This crisps them up, while not drying them out!

How should I serve & top this recipe?

You can serve this delicious chicken burger recipe however you like to enjoy burgers! I personally like to enjoy them on a toasted bun with all the burger fixings. I love brioche buns specifically!

My favorite toppings are ketchup, mayo, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and an extra slice of cheese.

These burgers also go great with a pasta salad side dish! Like my Supreme Pasta Salad or Greek Orzo Salad.

Which air fryer should I use?

Here is the air fryer I use! However, this is a dual appliance with more than just air frying capabilities.

If you’re looking for just an air frying appliance, these are great options: Instant Vortex, Ninja Air Fryer, and Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer.

How do I best store air fried chicken burgers?

You can store these burgers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for about 1 week!

close up shot of a chicken burger on a bun with tomato, lettuce, and onion

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Juicy Air Fryer Ground Chicken Burgers

Air Fryer Chicken Burgers are the perfect easy weeknight dinner recipe! Made with ground chicken, garlic & onion, and mozzarella cheese these homemade patties are incredibly juicy, delicious, and can be ready in about 30 minutes. They’re crispy on the outside and perfectly moist on the inside too! Best served on hamburger buns with all the fixings.

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fried

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the ground chicken, onion, garlic, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl.  Combine thoroughly.
  2. Then divide the chicken mixture into 4.  Roll each quarter into a ball and flatten into patties.
  3. Next pre-heat the air fryer to 370 degrees F.  While the air fryer is preheating, you can place your chicken patties in the fridge.  Once preheated, remove from the fridge, and air fry for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve & enjoy!  (I recommend hamburger buns, lettuce, tomato, onion, and burger sauce.)

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