The roasted peppers (or sun-dried tomatoes) add flavor and moisture to this chicken burger, while the olive oil adds healthy fats—giving you a juicy patty even with lean ground chicken breast. And the smoked paprika adds a smoky, hot-off-the-grill taste. 

Tip: Jarred or homemade roasted red peppers will work in this recipe, but I prefer jarred.

This recipe was developed by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook. Have a comment, question, or idea? Email Kate at

Time: 20 minutes 
Serves: 4


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbs. + 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  • ½ cup minced roasted red peppers (see Tip) or sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and 2 Tbs. of the oil. Stir in the breadcrumbs, chicken, and red peppers. Form the mixture into 4 ½-inch-thick patties, then season with the paprika, salt, and pepper. 
  2. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, heat the remaining 1 Tbs. oil until very hot but not smoking. Sauté the patties until browned on the first side, 4-5 minutes. Flip and reduce the heat to low, then continue to cook until the patties are cooked through, 5-7 minutes. 

Nutrition Information

Per serving (1 cooked patty):

  • Calories: 290
  • Total fat: 15 g
  • Sat fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbs: 9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Total sugar: 1 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 29 g
  • Sodium: 320 mg 
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