Cheddar Ranch Chicken Burgers

Does the word “moist” freak you out? Moist, moist, moist, moist, moist, moist. For some reason the word “moist” can make a grown woman shudder and rock herself in the corner of the room. We eat a lot of chicken in our house and I love making burgers with ground chicken but sometimes the meat can be a little too moist. Now, no one likes dry burgers either but these are just right.

I spotted these Cheddar Ranch Chicken Burgers over at Julie’s Eats and Treats and knew my family would love them.  We’ve made them several times in the last couple of weeks and they will definitely be on our summer menu. I recently met Julie at BlogHer Food. I already knew who she was from online and she probably now thinks I’m officially stalking her.

Cheddar Chicken Ranch Burgers | The Girl Who Ate Everything

You can grill these, broil them in your oven, or even cook them in a pan on your stovetop. You can’t screw them up, I promise.

What’s genius about these burgers is that they have Panko crumbs in the meat mixture. The crunchy crumbs give the burgers and almost faux fried texture like the sandwiches at Chick-Fil-A. I added a little dry Ranch dressing to up the ranch flavor. If you don’t know what to do with the remaining Ranch dressing, believe me you’ll be making these again soon.

Form the mixture into 4 patties.

Cheddar Chicken Ranch Burgers | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Cheddar Ranch Chicken Burgers
Prep Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 50 mins
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs found by the regular bread crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion (or use finely chopped fresh onion)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dry Ranch dressing mix (unprepared)
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Optional Toppings: lettuce , prepared Ranch dressing
  1. Preheat your grill to medium high or the broiler on your oven.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the chicken, Panko crumbs, bread crumbs, onion, seasoned salt, garlic powder and dry ranch dressing.
  3. Form chicken mixture into 4 patties. Place on oiled grill or greased broiler pan.
  4. Grill/broil for 4-6 minutes on each side or until internal temp reaches 160 degrees. for the last minute of cooking place a slice of cheese on each burger to melt. Remove from grill/oven/
  5. Spread butter on the inside of the buns. Place on broiler pan and broil for a few minutes until golden brown or on the grill for a couple of minutes. Put chicken burger on bun and top with additional prepared ranch dressing or desired condiment.
Recipe Notes
Source: slightly adapted from Julies Eats and Treats . All I did was omit the BBQ dressing and added dry ranch dressing to the meat.









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  1. These look delicious! I’m going to make them next week for sure.

  2. No lie, I’ve never had a chicken burger. Something about ground chicken just doesn’t sit well with me.
    Howeverrrr, these burgers look so delicious! Seriously reconsidering!

  3. I’m such an “m-word” hater! I can’t stand it! Haha but these chicken burgers look out of this world! I’m not a red meat fan, so I get crazy excited to find an alternative like this one on those nights when everyone else just needs a burger! I bet I’d be able to sway even the most die hard beef lovers to have one of these instead 🙂

  4. Delicious Burgers, I have to try them someday!

  5. Patricia Taylor says:

    My my my, do these ever look great. I love a good chicken or turkey burger but always have trouble with texture AND them staying together, I will have to give these a try!

  6. These look insanely good! I love chicken burgers!

  7. Haha, oh my gosh, I am so with you on the word “moist!” I don’t what it is about it, but I get straight shivers when I think it, hear it, say it, etc. But, these burgars sure look like a little piece of burgar heaven, which I cannot wait to delve into. Pinned and ready to make!

  8. They look amazing!! I will definitely be trying this recipe in the future! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    XoXo Shea L.

  9. Nice recipe. Thanks so much. Have a Great Weekend!

  10. Yep ground chicken and turkey can me MOIST all right. A tried and tested recipe—yay. By the looks of the burger utterly delectable. I have a beef intolerant member of my close family, so this works for me big time.

  11. For the record I enjoy your stalking 🙂 So stalk away! Glad you enjoyed these and love the cheese twist because obviously everything is better with cheese!

  12. Do you think adding buffalo sauce in the burgers would be good? How much would you use?

  13. Would. Just increase the bread crumbs if I don’t have Panko?

  14. I’m trying these tonight, but with turkey instead of chicken and on the stovetop because I’m baking some potato wedges to go with them and it’s too cold for grilling.

  15. These burgers are seriously AMAZING!! I have always been turned-off by ground chicken and never ever purchased it, until I found this recipe and decided to go for it! And I am SO happy that I did as these are absolutely delicious!! Super moist and seasoned perfectly, and the slice of cheese and dollop of ranch dressing ontop is just the icing on the cake! Opening the gates to cooking with ground chicken could not have been a more pleasing experience for me without your recipe – thank you so much!

  16. What toppings would you suggest? Mayo? Ketchup? Mustard? Ranch? I see the lettuce and cheese

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      There’s ranch on top as well. I didn’t like anything other than ranch although my kids put ketchup on them but they do that with everything.

  17. Yum – thank you and have a great weekend!

  18. These are amazing! My husband was surprised that it was ground chicken, but he was a good sport. We forgot to put the cheese on, so it didn’t melt much, but they were still tasty. Leftovers the next day – super!!

  19. Made these for dinner tonight. Very tasty!! Ended up just frying them in a pan since my grill is out of commission at the moment. Topped them with ranch, lettuce and red onions. Will certainly make again!!

  20. Christine Titus says:

    These were very easy to put together, and very tasty. I topped mine with ranch dressing, baby spinach and sliced tomato. Served them on whole wheat buns. YUM!