Teriyaki Chicken Burgers

Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum.



  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/4 c. teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, optional

Sesame Slaw:

  • 4 c. shredded cabbage
  • 2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
  • 2 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped green onions


  • 2 TBSP avocado oil for frying
  • 4 brioche buns
  • Yum yum sauce (or mayo, sriracha, chili crisp, whatever sauce you like)


  1. Make the Sesame Slaw: Toss the slaw ingredients together. Taste and adjust.
  2. Make the Burgers: Combine chicken, teriyaki sauce, panko, salt, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix with your (clean) hands until well-combined. Form into 4 large patties.
  3. Fry the Burgers: Heat a bit of avocado oil over medium heat. Add the burgers to the hot pan and cook for 3-5 minutes until golden and mostly cooked through; flip to finish for another 2-3 minutes. Cook until no longer pink in the middle, or a meat thermometer registers at least 165F.
  4. Toast Buns:  Wipe out the skillet if there are burned bits left in the pan. Pop your buns into the skillet for just a second, cut side down over medium low heat, to get them lightly toasted.
  5. Assemble Burgers: Spread top and bottom buns with yum yum sauce, place a burger, and top with the sesame slaw. Press burgers together, slice into it, and enjoy your life. I love these so much.

Teriyaki Chicken Burgers:

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