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5 from 2 votes

Teriyaki Chicken Burgers

The sticky, messy burgers are so worth every minute you will have to spend washing your face and hands after it is over!! They are so good!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken burgers, homemade chicken burgers, homemade teriyaki chicken burgers, homemade teriyaki sauce, teriyaki chicken, teriyaki chicken burgers
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • food processor, 12 inch cast iron skillet


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts you can also use thighs if you prefer, or a mix of both.
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

Burger Assembly items

  • 4 buns I used a rye pretzel bun, but use whatever you choose!
  • grilled pineapple rings
  • ¾ cup teriyaki sauce
  • red onion slices
  • lettuce


  • Add chicken breasts to food processor.
    Pulse a few times to break up the chicken. You don't want to turn it to mush, but want it broken up.
    Add spices and pulse again. This time just to combine.
    Now, heat a cast iron pan on medium heat. You will want this to be really hot before you add your burgers,so take your time.
    Add the canola oil to pan once it is heated.
    Now, divide the chicken in 4. Press carefully into patties and add to the pan. This will stick to your fingers. If that bugs you, you can get your hands wet to form it. Or you can rub on just a little oil, or spray with pan spray. So, form your 4 patties and add them to the pan.
    Chicken cooks quickly, and with chicken breasts, dries out quickly. So, I only cook about 3-5 minutes per side. Time will vary a bit depending on how thick your burgers are and what you temp is you are cooking at. Everyone's cook top temp runs a little different.
    Now, let's start assembling the burgers. Start with the bun, of course, and add your chicken burger. Slather on plenty of teriyaki sauce. Then comes the pineapple ring, red onion and lettuce.
    Close up that burger and it is ready to go. These are best eaten right away. I don't recommend reheating either. Chicken just dries out too fast!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!