Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers

We Love These Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers Recipe (Skinny Hamburgers)These Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers are a mean lean hamburger variation with massive Asian appeal!

Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers Recipe (Skinny Hamburgers)
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Love fusion food? Love comfort food with less fat and calories?

Well today we’re cooking the great American comfort food, hamburgers. Yet with power-packed Asian ingredients.

And best of all, these burgers are much lighter than classic hamburgers, without sacrificing any of the flavor.

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There are so many good things going on in this recipe, guys…

These Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers are bold and spicy, with the quintessential flavor of Chinese Sesame Chicken. They’ve got a touch of sweetness, bold flavor from soy and sherry, and of course the nutty essence of sesame oil.

Yet this sesame chicken is shape into patties and cooked on a griddle (or in a skillet) for an easy one-handed meal your family will go nuts over.

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The first time I tested this recipe concept my son Carson was so enamored by these burgers, he ate every last leftover burger… We had them for dinner one night (4 burgers.) Then he proceeded to eat them for breakfast and lunch the next two days.

After they were gone, he kept looking in the fridge then shutting the door, as if more Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers would just magically appear.

I realize he’s 13, and boys this age are always starving, but still. His obsession with them speaks volumes about their flavor.

How to Make Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers Recipe (Skinny Hamburgers)

How to Make Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers

This Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers recipe could not be simpler to make.

Just dump all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.

Scoop the moist mixture onto a hot griddle and sear for 5 minutes per side.

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Then place the patties on buns and top with your favorite Asian toppings.

Personally, my family enjoys the combination of: mayo, pickled ginger, thai basil leaves, radishes and cucumbers… But you can add any toppings you like!

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Bonus, these amazingly moist and flavorful burgers have only one-sixth of the fat in a standard cheeseburger.

You’re welcome. *wink*

Give these Asian inspired burgers a try this week. You’ll be so glad you did!

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Check out our video tutorial below…

Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers Recipe (Skinny Hamburgers)
4.84 from 6 votes

Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers Recipe - A lighter hamburger recipe with power-packed Asian flavor and a juicy texture. These "skinny" burgers are a summer sensations!
Servings: 8 burgers
Nutrition Facts
Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 692mg 29%
Potassium 684mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 9.7%
Iron 15.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 2 pounds lean ground chicken, or turkey
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil + extra for griddle
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chile garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Possible Garnishes: mayonnaise, pickled ginger, avocado, cucumbers, radishes, thai basil, butter lettuce


  1. Place the ground chicken in a mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients (minus the buns and garnishes.) Mix until well combined. The patty mixture will be very moist and sticky.
  2. Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium heat, about 350 degrees F. Once hot, brush the griddle generously with sesame oil. Use a 1/2-cup scoop to portion the patties out on the griddle. Use the bottom of the scoop to press them flat until they are the same width as your hamburger buns.

  3. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side. Use a flat spatula to flip the burgers.
  4. Place one patty on each bun. Spread the top bun with mayo and add your favorite toppings. (We love ours with pickled ginger!)

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9 comments on “Easy Sesame Chicken Burgers

  1. Toniposted March 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Everyone at my house loved it! So yummy!

  2. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishesposted March 19, 2019 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Fusion food is the best! These are great!

  3. Lizposted March 19, 2019 at 10:10 am Reply

    These are so flavorful!! I’m going to try them on the grill next!!!

  4. Bethposted March 19, 2019 at 9:58 am Reply

    I can’t wait to try these! They look and sound so flavorful. No bland burgers here!

  5. Nikitaposted February 16, 2019 at 7:31 am Reply

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  7. Carolposted August 6, 2018 at 11:15 pm Reply

    I was wondering if you use toasted sesame oil or plain untoasted sesame oil? These will be a fun and welcome change to burger nights.

    • Sommer Collierposted August 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm Reply

      Hi Carol,

      It doesn’t really matter, but the one I buy is toasted. Enjoy!!

  8. Melissa Sperkaposted August 6, 2018 at 5:24 pm Reply

    I love the fusion flavors in this dish!