Spicy Chicken Burger Recipe

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Sheila Published: December 10, 2020 Modified: June 4, 2021

How To Make Spicy Chicken Burger

Cook up this mouthwatering spicy chicken burger for lunch today! It comes with a delicious lime crema, and can be whipped up in under 30 minutes.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Frank’s® Red Hot Lime Crema:

  • 1cupsour cream
  • 2tbspFrank’s Red Hot® Sauce
  • 1lime,juiced
  • lime zest,of 1 lime
  • 1tspkosher salt

For Chicken Patties:

  • lbground chicken
  • ¼cupred bell pepper,minced
  • 2tbspFrank’s RedHot® Sauce
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 3tspkosher salt
  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • 4pepper jack cheese slices

For Assembly:

  • 4brioche burger buns,toasted
  • butter lettuce leaf
  • 1avocado,thinly sliced
  • pickled chily


Frank’s® Red Hot Lime Crema:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, Frank’s® Red Hot Sauce, lime juice and zest, and salt. Set aside.

Chicken Patties:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, fresno chiles, Frank’s RedHot® Sauce, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, then mix gently with hands until just combined.

  2. Divide the mixture into 4 even portions, then shape them into 4-inch patties using wet hands.

  3. Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.

  4. When the skillet is hot, add the canola oil.

  5. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the chicken patties and cook for 5 minutes, until the bottom is golden brown and the bottom ⅓ of the patty looks cooked with a white hue.

  6. Flip the patties, then add a slice of pepper Jack cheese.

  7. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 5 minutes, until the internal temperature of the center of the patties reaches 165 degrees F.

To Assemble Burgers:

  1. Spread the Frank’s® Red Hot lime crema on both sides of each bun.

  2. Place a lettuce on each bottom bun, then top with the patties, avocado, and pickled fresnos.

  3. Top with the top bun, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 731.64kcal
  • Fat: 49.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.86g
  • Fiber: 5.15g
  • Sugar: 5.67g
  • Protein: 43.36g
  • Cholesterol: 201.10mg
  • Sodium: 917.02mg
  • Calcium: 372.57mg
  • Potassium: 1362.70mg
  • Iron: 3.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 183.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.46mg
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