Chicken and Zucchini Burgers made with ground chicken or turkey, zucchini, ricotta cheese, and spices for a delicious, super moist chicken burger that you will love.
Chicken and Zucchini Burgers are moist, easy to make, and are a healthy burger that will quickly become a family favorite. They rank up there with this Balsamic Chicken with Zucchini Noodles and Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats as some of our favorite ways to use chicken and zucchini.
When making these Chicken and Zucchini Burgers, I was trying to accomplish three things at once. First, the most obvious, dinner. We needed to eat and everyone was on the verge of hangry. Second, I needed a good, healthy, protein source for school lunches that would taste good hot or cold. Finally, I needed something quick and easy for my own lunches during the week. I have promised myself I will not eat out all week for lunch and if the fridge isn't stocked, there is no way that will happen. And to make things a little more complicated, I needed something that I could whip together with what I had in the fridge/freezer/pantry since I haven't been to the grocery store in days.
Knowing I had a mountain of zucchini in the fridge, I knew I wanted to start there. And I always have ground chicken or turkey around, so I knew that was the second piece of the meal. From there I considered meatballs, a quick stir-fry, lasagna, and that's when I thought of burgers. Not only were they one of the fastest options, they also would be the biggest crowd-pleaser. Plus they hit all of my checkboxes above. From there it was easy. Shredded zucchini, ground chicken or turkey, ricotta cheese, and plenty of spices come together for a super flavorful and extremely moist burger that is healthy and delicious.
To make sure these burgers come out perfectly everytime, there are some important things to keep in mind.
There are all kinds of different ways to season these burgers. The recipe includes an Italian style spice blend with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and onion powder but don't be scared to get creative and try out different flavor combinations.
These burgers are perfect for meal prep and also work great in school lunches. When I make them for my own lunches, I usually pack them with a big green salad that has either chickpeas, lentils, or quinoa. Then I bring a simple skinny ranch or balsamic dressing on the side. When I am meal prepping these for kids lunches, I usually pack some marinara sauce, hummus, ketchup, or tzatziki on the side for dipping. Then I include some pita wedges, veggies, and fruit on the side.
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