Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers

Get your grill on with this delicious grilled chicken burgers which are coated in a sweet and spicy chilli glaze! Flavourful and juicy, these are also perfect for meal prepping or quick, easy weeknight meals- Paleo, gluten and grain free! 

Easy Grilled Sweet Chili Chicken Burgers and Patties (Whole 30, Paleo, GF)- Whole30 friendly sweet chili chicken burgers/sliders/patties which are SO easy and pan fried- Healthy, delicious and freezer friendly! {whole 30, paleo, gluten free}- thebigmansworld.com

 

 

“Ask Arman to tend the grill, he’s the man here”.

To this day, my friend Michelle dies a little inside at making that suggestion.

A few years back, a group of us had organised to have a barbecue in the park- It was still Summer and it was the perfect time to have one. The primary and high schoolers were back at school, we had 2 more weeks of freedom before our final year of university and the weather had changed from searing hot to ‘grill pan just warming up’ hot. 

What was supposed to be a group of 12, dwindled to a group of 8. The other 4 guys had opted to go to the cricket for the day (last minute discount tickets). They initially invited me to go along with them but watching the cricket is about as riveting as watching Donald Trump attempt at being a comedian. BORING. 

So I had a hot date with seven of my female friends with intentions of sitting in the sun and eating a myriad of barbecued goodies. Or so I thought…

Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers- Get your grill on with this delicious grilled chicken burgers which are coated in a sweet and spicy chilli glaze! Flavourful and juicy, these are also perfect for meal prepping or quick, easy weeknight meals- Paleo, gluten and grain free! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Michelle and the others had gone to amazing effort to marinate meat, make chicken skewers and veggie kabobs. Once we arrived, Michelle assigned grilling duty to me. Growing up, I always loved eating grilled meats but to that day, had never actually used a grill myself. Instead of swallowing my pride and admitting my inability to use the public barbecues, I went over and spent a good 20 minutes working out how to turn the damn thing on.

Oh wait. You need a lighter or a match stick. 

I looked over at the guys on the grill next to me and saw they had oiled the grill, covered it and left. I thought that was the method to do it so turned on the heat, coated the grill in oil and then put all the meat and veggies on it. I covered it and left….

20 minutes later, the grill next to me was simmering away but mine was smoking. I lifted the lid and was greeted with a punch of smoke that I started chocking. After my mini panic attack, I realised that while I had copied the grill dial to match that of those next to me, mine was on the opposite side which meant I had to turn it the opposite direction. 

It meant all the delicately prepped meat and veggies were now like overcooked kale chips- You pick one up and BOOM. It disintegrated. Let’s just say that week’s wages went towards buying sandwiches, drinks and a slice of humble pie. Scrap that, the entire damn pie

Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers- Get your grill on with this delicious grilled chicken burgers which are coated in a sweet and spicy chilli glaze! Flavourful and juicy, these are also perfect for meal prepping or quick, easy weeknight meals- Paleo, gluten and grain free! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Today’s recipe is perfect for whipping up on the grill or, if your anything like me, grilling over the stove. I recently posted a recipe for the best chicken patties and even more recently, a sweet chilli glazed salmon. I loved both of them and thought…why not combine them? While a chicken and fish marriage is still yet to happen (technology or God, do you hear me?), we can marry the best parts of both these recipes into one- Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers. 

I adapted the original chicken patty recipe to make it smaller and I guess slider like? I refrain from calling them sliders because I couldn’t physically make them, unless I were to decapitate some standard burger buns…Oh just you wait. Slider buns may be the first things I buy once I set foot in New York. Okay, back to these burgers.

Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers- Get your grill on with this delicious grilled chicken burgers which are coated in a sweet and spicy chilli glaze! Flavourful and juicy, these are also perfect for meal prepping or quick, easy weeknight meals- Paleo, gluten and grain free! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

These Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers are so flavourful, juicy and completed perfectly by the sweet chilli drizzle. I made them completely paleo by using coconut flour in the mixture to help bind it with the egg, however any flour can be used. I also added a tablespoon of the sweet chilli sauce in the batter but that is optional- You can simply use it as a post grilling drizzle. These take less than 20 minutes to whip up and are perfect for grilling season, weeknight meals and even during meal prep. You can do it over an outdoor grill or barbecue or as I have done, over the stovetop on a grill pan. 

Make these Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers and be thankful I’m not tending your barbecue…Unless you have your favourite take out place on speed dial. 

Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers

Get your grill on with this delicious grilled chicken burgers which are coated in a sweet and spicy chilli glaze! Flavourful and juicy, these are also perfect for meal prepping or quick, easy weeknight meals- Paleo, gluten and grain free!
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Servings: 4
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram thigh chicken pieces fat removed (Can use pre ground chicken)
  • 1 medium onion chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic chopped finely
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 T coconut flour sifted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T chilli sauce of choice optional
  • Sweet chilli sauce to top

Instructions

  • In a food processor or powerful blender, add the chicken thighs, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and blend very well.
  • Remove from blender/food processor and place into a large mixing bowl. Add the coconut flour, egg and chilli sauce and mix very well. Using your hands, form into mini burger or large burger patties.
  • Coat a large grill pan or frying pan with oil. On medium heat, once hot, cook the burgers on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes, before flipping and cooking for another 3-4 minutes or until cooked. Repeat until all burgers have been cooked. Coat with sweet chilli sauce and serve in burger buns or as it is.

Notes

The meat can be prepped in advance and cook once desired.
If you use pre ground meat, I would recommend one which has some fat in it for flavour and not to produce a rubber like texture.
You can sub the coconut flour for almond or any flour of choice- If you omit, the burgers will be more loose.

Easy Grilled Sweet Chili Chicken Burgers and Patties (Whole 30, Paleo, GF)- Whole30 friendly sweet chili chicken burgers/sliders/patties which are SO easy and pan fried- Healthy, delicious and freezer friendly! {whole 30, paleo, gluten free}- thebigmansworld.com

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61 thoughts on “Grilled Sweet Chilli Chicken Burgers

  1. Ok this might sound stupid…but I never thought to buy boneless meat and ground myself in food processor…duhh!!! I’ve just been buying pre ground meat (more $$$) but after reading this and having a total food processor revelation I may be saving some $$$ and grinding myself! This looks yummy and will have to go on our summer BBQ list!

  2. These look so good! I am always on the hunt for delicious GF/Paleo recipes so thanks. I’ll be giving these a whirl – I always have chicken thighs in the freezer and I am quite sure I have all those other staples.

  3. Hahaha. Best story ever. I remember a time when I was making bacon-wrapped shrimp on the grill. But here’s the thing, shrimp cook quickly. Very quickly. Let’s just say our shrimp was on the well-done side. As in it was pretty much like your skewers in the park. Come upstate this summer and we’ll do some grilling! By grilling I mean we can call our local pizza place. Actually, I wonder if you can get fondue delivered…

  4. These look so good! Totally trying them 🙂 Adam doesn’t know how to cook but somehow he is always the one standing at the grill while I direct his every step. I think this year I will finally just take over and we accept the gender-role bender.

  5. LOL, this story cracked me up Arman! BTW I have made some huge messes in my life with the BBQ, including almost burning my parents’ house to the ground. So yeah, you’re not alone in this one.
    Loving these burgers btw, seriously legit!

  6. Lol to that story – I have never even touched a grill for that reason exactly. Why do some people make it look so damn easy!? Anyways, these look amazing. I love turkey/chicken burgers and everything sweet and spicy. I will definitely make these over the stove in my kitchen to prevent turning them into chicken burger chips.

  7. Hahah love the grilling story. I usually let Kyle tend to it when we’re making BBQ because I have absolutely no patience for standing by the meat and usually end up forgetting about it and wandering off. No bueno! What is bueno (my Spanish is obviously on par today) is this recipe and these photos! YUMMMM

  8. Ah sweet chilli on ALL THE THINGS..can’t get enough of that stuff! I’m too scared of the flames to attempt to (wo)man a bbq- I leave that work to the big boys! For the sake of my health (and everyone else around me), I will stick to pan frying!

  9. LOL – my husband is in charge of the grill. I can prep it, watch it, whatever, but I don’t turn it on. These look great! We’ll be making them as soon as we start actually firing up the grill.

  10. I just love the thighs of chicks…… Mmm Mmm GOOD! What I am really waiting for is that dang OCTOPUS RECIPE!!! You’re holding out on me!

    And um, when are you doing 1 week in the world of GIGI’s DIET?! LOL

  11. Arman, I was never one for grilling…believe it or not, my daughter is the grill master in the family. She takes over and grills like she means business. Good for her, but like you, I stick to my little griddle pan. I love the sound of these chicken burgers and they look so darn good! Have a wonderful day, Catherine

  12. You are such a fantastic storyteller…super entertaining as always! These look absolutely perfect!

  13. You know this is my jam. I can’t get enough chicken burgers lately. Nothing wrong with getting some minus the preservatives. I’d get the pre-ground chicken because I’m a wimp. You’re a badass for getting thighs.

  14. I’m so glad you dislike watching cricket too because I fell asleep every time I attempt to watch it. Share a couple of these burgers with your new neighbors and they’ll love you. SAFE TRAVELS, friend!

  15. Yum yum yum, sweet chili sauce 😀 My grill is FINALLY getting some use after being buried in snow for far too long…will have to add these to the summer grill list!

  16. You know how much I like sweet meets heat, so this sauce looks awesome. I bet it would be fantastic smothered across some grilled veggies.

    Also fun fact: I’m pretty decent at grilling meat. It’s been a few years since I’ve done it, but back then grilling was always my job. Ha!

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