5 from 1 vote
side shot of assembled grilled chicken burger
The Easiest Grilled Chicken Burger
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Welcome to grilling season! It's the time to throw everything on the BBQ & eat outside, and enjoy the wonderful weather. These easy grilled chicken burgers are a great way to use your grill and please your tastebuds.

Course: dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, Grilled Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Author: Rebecca
  • 2 6-8 oz chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 slices pepperjack cheese or cheddar
  • 1 whole red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 whole beefsteak tomato sliced thinly
  • 4-5 leaves lettuce green leaf or romaine
  • 4 hamburger buns whole wheat or white
  • BBQ sauce
  1. Season 4 chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place on hot grill or cast iron skillet. Cook for 5-6 minutes, then flip. If there's room, add 4 onion slices to grill and grill for about 5-6 minutes. 

  2. Cook 2nd side of chicken for 5-6 minutes. Check doneness after 10-12 total minutes by checking internal temperature with a thermometer or by slicing breast in half. Center should not be pink. 

  3. Add cheese. Cover until ready to serve. Set out condiments, toast buns if desired, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I find that most grocery store chicken breasts are about 6-8 ounces, adjust cooking time and serving sizes depending on how big your chicken breasts are. Also adjust serving size to meet your own needs, you might want a whole chicken breast or a portion of it.

You can top your burgers with anything, but I love grilled onions, tomato, and lettuce. Avocado, peppers, & grilled pineapple are all great toppings. 

I like to serve my burgers with french fries and cut fruits and vegetables to offer my guests a couple choices. Alexa sweet potato fries are awesome and easy to prepare.