Cheddar Ranch Chicken Burgers

Mike tried this recipe on June 30, 2024

With the Independence Day holiday coming up, I thought I’d do something for the cookout crowd. If you have family or guests who don’t eat red meat, this would be a great alternative to offering them a veggie burger off the grill. These burgers are juicy, packed full of flavor thanks to the Ranch seasoning, and are almost as easy to put together as a regular ground beef patty. You can even make them gluten-free if you choose. So why not add them to your menu this year?

Adapted from Will Cook for Smiles

Cheddar Ranch Chicken Burgers

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Summer


A juicy burger packed with flavor thanks to Ranch seasoning, this makes for a great alternative for anyone who does not eat red meat or is looking for something different for cookouts or burger nights.

Adapted from Will Cook for Smiles



  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Using hands, mix together until thoroughly blended.

  2. Use an ice cream scoop to measure out 8 equal portions of approximately 4-5 ounces each. Form into patties, making them as thick or thin as desired.

  3. Pan Frying: Heat a small amount of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the patties in the skillet, being careful not to crowd them (cook in batches if needed). Cook for 6-8 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

    Grill: Because the patties are more fragile, make a tray on the grill using aluminum foil and cook the patties on the tray; this will prevent them from falling through the grating. Cook 6-8 minutes per side depending on thickness. Remove and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 215kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.3g19%
Saturated Fat 4.3g22%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 626mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 3.2g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g2%
Sugars 0.7g
Protein 22.8g46%

Calcium 68 mg
Iron 1 mg
Vitamin D 120 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  • These can be made gluten-free as follows:
    • Purchase ground chicken that is plainly marked gluten-free. Note that most ground chicken sold in stores is prepared with vinegar and other herbs, which is not gluten-free. Or, make your own ground chicken by grinding chicken breast meat in a meat grinder.
    • Use breadcrumbs that are marked as gluten-free.
    • Use Ranch seasoning mix that is marked gluten-free.
  • Topping suggestions
    • Bacon
    • Lettuce
    • Tomato
    • Pickles
    • Ranch dressing
    • Mayonnaise
    • Additional Cheddar cheese
Keywords: Cheddar cheese, Ranch seasoning, burger, chicken, onion, grill, Independence Day
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