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Chicken Ranch Burgers

posted by Julie Evink on March 28, 2013

Chicken Ranch Burgers ~ Delicious, Juicy Chicken Burgers Flavored with Ranch! Perfect, Quick Weeknight Meal!

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Mark another first up for this lady! Using the broiler in my oven to make some yummy burgers. I had to literally go through a tote and dust off the broiling pan that we received for our wedding almost three years ago that was still in the packaging. The baby is not going to go back in the tote after making these burgers that’s for sure!

My sister-in-law always tells me how much she uses her broiler and I just nod my ahead like I do too and then think to myself, “Boy I should do that considering I can’t have a good burger the majority of the year due to the lovely MN weather.”

When she called me and told me about this recipe just in case I was looking for a new blog recipe and how good they were I knew it was time. I changed it a lot and mixed it up but boy were they yummy.

Obviously, they have Ranch in them. You know I’m in love. Maybe I’ll throw some bacon bits in next time. You know how I roll….

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8 reviews

Chicken Ranch Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 12 minutes Serves 4     adjust servings


  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 c. Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 c. Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp dried onion
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 4 Tbsp Ranch Dressing
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 Buns


  1. Preheat your broiler on your oven or grill.
  2. In a large bowl mix together everything except ranch dressing and buns.
  3. Form chicken mixture into 4 patties.
  4. Place on grill or greased broiler pan.
  5. Broil/grill for 4-6 minutes on each side or until internal temp reaches 160 degrees. Remove from oven.
  6. Put chicken burger on bun and top with Ranch Dressing.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Burger
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 449kcal Calories from fat 214
% Daily Value
Total Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 475mg20%
Carbohydrate 33g11%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 26g

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

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Recipe adapted from: Like Mother Like Daughter

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  • Angeline

    But there is no ranch in them? I think they sound good and I like the idea of using the broiler, but where is the ranch? Is it supposed to be ranch instead of bbq sauce, maybe??? Just checking 🙂

    • Julie

      Angeline! Thanks for catching that. I added the Ranch dressing to the recipe and you top the burgers with. Sorry!

      • Becca

        How much ranch should be put in the burger?

        • Julie Evink

          Just on top of the burger!

          • Lisa

            I put the ranch in the burgers by mistake. They were a little sticky to work with but tasted great!!!

          • Julie Evink

            Glad to hear they still worked Lisa!

  • Lisa @ Flour Me With Love

    These look divine! I can’t wait to make them…I’m always looking for new burger recipes!

    • Julie

      Thanks Lisa! They were awesome and something fun and different!

      • Lisa @ Flour Me With Love

        Hi Julie,

        I had to stop back over and let you know that I made these this weekend and they’re delicious! They’ll be on the menu regularly 🙂 Thanks!

        • Julie Evink

          So happy to hear you enjoyed it Lisa!

  • Brenda @

    These look delicious! Pinned 😉 Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks for stopping over Brenda!

  • Jen Nikolaus

    Oohhh! Yummy!! I love burgers, these look delish! I will totally have to try this recipe!!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

  • Karly

    Lord have mercy.

    I need these. Now.

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Julie

      Your comment cracked me up 🙂 Thanks for the feature this week Karly!

  • Simplee Sue

    This looks great. Never thought about ranch in a sandwich. Mmmm. Thank you for the recipe.

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  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I want these SO bad Julie!

    • Julie Evink

      I know. I’ve already put them on my weekly menu again for next week!

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter

    Crispy chicken sandwiches are one of my favorite things to order at fast food places, and these look like a perfect at home substitute. I can’t wait to try these!

  • Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life

    Chicken and ranch are totally serious subjects at my house. Already pinned! I could eat one of these in about five minutes. Seriously.

  • The Better Baker

    These look wonderful – I LOVE ranch on any/everything! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Please do come back soon.

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks! I love Ranch on everything too so this was a no brainer for me!

  • Tonya

    This looks SO yummy! I just printed, can’t wait to try it. Thanks for being a faithful contributor to Weekend Potluck!

  • Emma B.

    I just hopped over to your site from Chef In Training to this wonderful recipe! However, I’ve never used my broiler either (except to hurry and brown the top of a cheesy casserole), so I was wondering what temperature to set the broiler to for burgers? My oven automatically chooses 500 degrees but it can be adjusted. Thanks!

    • Julie Evink

      Hi! My settings on my stove are Hi and Lo so I’m not really of much help! I would try the 500 and if it starts to cook to fast on the outside I’d just turn it down a bit 🙂

      • Staci A.

        Did you use the Hi or Low broiler setting??

  • Lesa @Edesia's Notebook

    We tried these last night and absolutely loved them. Hubby even braved the rain to grill them outside. They were so flavorful and were the perfect consistency. My package of ground chicken was 1.5 lbs., so I increased all the ingredients by half and got six good-sized burgers. Really glad bc now we can have some for lunch. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise

    Yummers, yummers. My son just came up behind me and now wants a chicken burger. Hahaha. I will have to pin these and make them soon!

  • Debi

    These look wonderful! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures. I’m featuring them on Week 81.

  • Kim

    Hello Julie! Just stopping by to congratulate you on being one of the featured dishes from last week’s Weekend Potluck. These burgesr look so good. I’m like you, I hardly ever use my broiler, just to toast muffins usually. I think I will now have to branch out! Be sure to stop by my blog and grab a featured button if you don’t have one already. Have a great weekend!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Kim! I got my button too 🙂

  • Patti

    These look really good. I am trying to watch my weight and carbs. It seems like a lot of bread crumbs. Have you tried to use Ranch powder dressing mix and omit some of the bread crumbs?

    • Julie Evink

      I’ve never tried either option. I did use a fat free dressing on my burgers. You could try reducing the breadcrumbs and if they stay together fine I think that would work?

  • Faith @ Artistic31Mama

    This looks so yummy! I’m sure my family would love this. I’m pinning it. I found you via the Weekend Potluck at The Better Baker. Glad to have found your site. I’m a new follower visiting from Have a great week!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Faith! Glad you found me!

  • Amber

    I’m thinking instead of the BBQ sauce, I’ll use buffalo! Hubby doesn’t like BBQ sauce and ranch mixed, but for some reason, I married him anyway. 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      That will totally work, but to be honest I never even hardly tasted the BBQ sauce!

  • Gerri Hudson

    Does the ranch dressing only go on the bun and not into the burger?

    • Julie Evink

      I only put it on the prepared burger but if you want it in the burger you could sub some of the seasonings for dry ranch or sub out the BBQ sauce for ranch dressing instead.

  • Erin

    I found your site while floating around Pinterest. Every time I pinned something I like, I’d find more. Your blog should just be called “Food Erin Loves.” 😉 I cannot wait to try these recipes!!

    • Julie Evink

      SWEET! That’s the best problem ever to have … I’ll look into renaming my blog for you! Let me know which recipes you try. I LOVE hearing from my readers. Thanks for swinging by!

  • Kristal

    These were so easy to make and absolutely delicious!

  • Paula

    Do you put the butter in with the ground chicken or you just use it on the buns????

    • Julie Evink

      Just on the buns!

      • Amy

        You might want to update the recipe so it says to add everything except the buns and the butter. I wondered the same thing until I read the whole recipe. But unfortunately I usually don’t!!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    I’m always looking for new uses for ground chicken. These sound awesome – pinning to try for dinner!!

  • Lisa

    My patties absolutely fell apart in the oven; they were way too flimsy. Not sure what happened??

    • Julie Evink

      No that is so weird. I’ve made this recipe several times along with other people and I’ve never heard of that happening? Were they pattied to thin?

  • Julie

    We tried these for dinner last night and loved them!! The kids were skeptical at first, but after one bite, they were hooked;) Thanks!!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad to hear it! I was a bit nervous too but was pleasantly surprised!

  • Michelle

    Did you use powdered ranch dressing or liquid out of a bottle?

    • Julie Evink

      Liquid but you can always mix up your own!

  • Jan

    Where do you get ground chicken? I can only find ground turkey around here. Would turkey taste the same?
    Thanks, Jan

    • Julie Evink

      I found the fresh ground chicken in by the fresh chicken breast. Otherwise I’ve found it in the freezer section by the frozen ground sausage and stuff. Not sure about the turkey! I would think you’d be ok, but it might be a little more dry?

  • Kathryn

    I have been reading through the comments and I am confused. Does the ranch go into the chicken mixture or just on the prepared burger

    • Julie Evink

      I just topped the burger with the Ranch dressing at the end like it says in the directions! 🙂

  • Erica

    I was entertaining for some friends who love chicken wings, but was looking for something healthier than fried wings. I knew this recipe would be a perfect fit! I used ranch dressing powder (2 tbsp) and buffalo wing sauce (4 tbsp) in place of the ranch dressing and BBQ. I am now famous in my neighborhood for this burger! You have to try this variation!

    • Julie Evink

      Oh my goodness that sounds amazing! Must try soon!

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  • Michele

    So, if I’m reading the comments correctly, you add 2T of ranch dressing to the burger mix instead of 2T of BBQ sauce? Is it prepared dressing, or powder?

    • Julie Evink

      No I didn’t add any to the burger mix. You could if you like. I just put it on top, prepared.

  • miki

    Made these as a quick meal for the teenager after school, fastest meal ever and so delicious! Wrapped up the couple we had leftover and they were a great lunch the next day. For those on Weight Watchers, the points plus values if you go all out with full-fat ranch dressing and a Pepperidge Farm buttered bun came to 13 points per sandwich. A very satisfying 13 points! Easily could lower the points with ground breast only chicken, light ranch, no butter, and a smaller bun…I am sure they would be just as delicious…a keeper for sure! Thanks!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed them!

  • Maria Lopez

    This looks sooo yum! and you make it looks so easy! I can’t wait to try this at home with my kids this weekend. My son is not really a fan of beef, we always do chicken nuggets from time to time, so this recipe will really a good alternate to chicken nuggets. Thank you for sharing.

  • Tiffany

    Yum! Adding this to next weeks menu.

  • rachel

    This is truly the perfect dinner for a spring night or summer night.

  • Kris

    Hi Julie, Since the store didn’t have any ground chicken on hand I used turkey and broiled it in my toaster oven. I also put a slice of swiss cheese on it. It was soooo good. But I think I’d like the chicken even better. Thanks so much.

    • Julie Evink

      Glad you enjoyed them Kris! That ground chicken is tricky to find sometimes!

  • Laurie

    These look yummo! Trying it tonight I wonder if you can guess at the calories vs. a hamburger?

    • Julie Evink

      I’m not sure! There are many online nutrition calculators you could use!

  • Brooke

    Made these tonight and they were amazing! Kid approved too!

  • nena I wanna try buffalo sauce..with dry ranch seasoning pack..will that work? Do I need to use egg to keep it together?

    • Julie Evink

      I think it will work and yes you need the egg to keep it together!

  • Heidi

    Are you supposed to put butter in the burger?

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