Tropical Chicken Burgers

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Tropical Chicken Burgers where have you been all my life!  Chopped mango, jalapeño, red peppers and onions all mixed together with ground chicken – it’s a perfect burger that comes together quickly and can easily be cooked on your indoor grill pan or outdoor BBQ.

Just like my Salmon BurgersChicken Avocado Burgers and Greek Chicken Burgers, these are super easy and super healthy!  Just toss your ingredients together in a bowl,  gently shape into patties and throw ’em down!  No precooking of the veggies or anything like that.  They all meld together while on the grill for a big flavor!  

A few of my other fave burgers to try!

Grilled Salmon Burgers with Avocado Salsa


SalmonBurgers5Chicken Avocado Burgers!



Greek Chicken Burgers

Greek Burgers 5

I truly enjoy the flavor of ground chicken opposed to ground turkey but you can certainly use ground turkey in a pinch!      Once you try this, you will be grilling them up all summer long and look at these directions?  Can it get easier than this?


  • If cooking on a hot BBQ outdoors, be careful not to over cook. These cook up quickly..
  • I used a mix of dark and white ground chicken but ground chicken breast can be used – just be prepared to have it turn out a bit on the dry side.
  • Here is a tutorial on how to slice a mango.

Any of these burgers would be great served with Crunchy Mediterranean Couscous Salad!

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Happy Grilling!



4.8 from 4 reviews
Tropical Chicken Burger
Serves: 4
  • 1½ pounds ground chicken
  • ½ red pepper - chopped
  • 2 green onions - chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup Panko crumbs (or almond meal for Paleo/Whole30)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper - seeded and chopped
  • 1 mango - chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Heat grill pan to medium heat
  2. Mix together all ingredients carefully (trying not break up the mango pieces)
  3. Shape into 4 patties and grill to 165 degrees or until juices run clear - about 4-5 minutes on each side.



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  1. I love this recipe.

    What a great idea.

    And they look beautiful, if chicken burgers can look beautiful =)

    Love all the fresh ingredients.

  2. Love the fun flavors in these burgers!

  3. You know, I gave up burgers a while ago, except for veggie and a 1-2x/year bison burger at Ted’s, but these look so good and healthy! I especially love the mango – will definitely try them 🙂

    • Hi Anne – what about a veggie burger with the same ingredients (minus the chicken :)…mango, jalapeño, red pepper etc. Iv’e been wanting to make my own veggie burgers…have you ever made them?

  4. Love the idea of adding veggies to the patties, and i’m sure the mango adds a touch of sweetness

    • Hello Azu – they are some of the best burgers we have had! I’m having a garden party this summer and going to make sliders out of them! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. The flavors in this sound amazing Kathi! And love that you did chicken burgers. So light and will really let the mango and jalapeno stand out. Can’t wait to try!

  6. Jonathan says:

    I’m hoping to try these tonight… What do you recommend as a sauce? Thanks!

    • I used a sweet BBQ sauce with Pineapple. My daughter made the sauce and I haven’t had time to blog it yet but I’m sure you could find something at the store that runs on the sweet side? Hope you love them as much as we do!

  7. What a wonderful idea! These are so perfect for summer! Yum, pinning right now 🙂

  8. These are definitely going on my to do list, Kathi. I’m a huge griller and these are perfect for the summer season. Thanks for sharing another great recipe!

  9. Hey Kathi, these burgers look really good. Hopefully we will be getting some warm weather up here in Canada so I can try out this recipe!

    I see you live in Seattle. I have some friends there and really love the city!

    Keep up the great work.

    • Hello Matt – I love Canada! We go to BC a lot and Whistler most every spring to enjoy the golf and the BC ferries are divine!
      Thanks for visiting – let me know when you try the burgers!

  10. Courtney says:

    These sound amazing! I plan on making them this week. One question I had though, I’m from Wisconsin and tend to put cheese on everything haha, do you have any suggestions on one to pair with this burger? I’m sure the flavors are good enough without it, but just thought I would ask. 🙂


    • Cheese makes everything better!! Personally I think something milder like swiss would work but I just don’t see how you could go wrong with adding any kind of cheese!

  11. Love all the colors in these burgers- yellow corn, green onion, red peppers and those divine grill marks! Perfection, I gotta try them this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Wow Kathi! These are fantastic! I made these last night for dinner for my husband and me. We are paleo now, so we only ate the patties with no bun or sauce. Thank you for sharing this recipe! We loved them! You’re getting 5 stars and a new reader! <3


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