Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Cream and Pickled Onions

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Cream and Pickled Onions - #chicken #grilling #sriracha

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Cream and Pickled Onions. Yes, it’s a hefty title. But I couldn’t leave any tasty piece unmentioned. Together, they make a grand burger, full of flavors and textures that both harmonize and contrast with one another. And I promise you; it comes together in quick fashion. Especially if you already have a jar of pickled onions in your fridge!


Gold'n Plump Chicken Patties - #chicken

I am so glad that Gold’n Plump asked me to create a recipe using their chicken patties. If it wasn’t for their asking, I might never have found out how easy it is to deliver a delicious meal of juicy grilled chicken burgers to our family table.

You can find Gold’n Plump Chicken Patties in the freezer section of your grocery store. Made from premium quality all natural boneless skinless chicken thighs (my favorite chicken pieces…moist and extra flavorful!), they come in three varieties:

  • Original
  • Bacon & Cheddar
  • Mushroom & Swiss

The frozen chicken patties weigh 1/3 lb. each, the perfect size for a regular bun. And they’re vacuum-sealed and packaged very neatly, six to a box. Each patty is separated by a piece of parchment paper, making it easy to grab just one or two for a small meal. For those of you who don’t like to craft your own patties from ground chicken meat (you know who you are!), this is the ultimate solution. Chicken burgers just don’t get any easier than this!

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Cream and Pickled Onions - #chicken #grilling #sriracha

I like that the chicken patties can go straight from the freezer to the grill or skillet, without needing to thaw them first. And they don’t shrink up on the grill! When schedules are crazy, or when we simply want to spend our time enjoying all that summer has to offer, the convenience of these chicken patties is a welcome partner in our home.

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Cream and Pickled Onions - #chicken #grilling #sriracha

If you’ve been following along with me, you know that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with sriracha over the past year. I like to pump up the sriracha for dishes that my husband and I eat, but tame it down quite a bit for our young daughters. These chicken burgers, grilled with a simple glazing of a honey and sriracha mixture, make every single one of us happy. The glaze doesn’t come off as hot or spicy. It’s just super flavorful with a nice sticky sweetness.

And the cilantro cream? Everyone loved the creamy condiment, tangy from fresh lime juice and zest. The pickled red onions, however, are up for debate in our family. I have not been able to convince my husband and oldest daughter on the wonderful qualities of all things pickled. Our youngest is coming to stride with her momma, though. You can often find our hands dipping simultaneously into a jar of homemade pickles. Maybe some day the others will come to see the light of our pickle joy. But until then, they’ll be eating these burgers sans the zesty pickled onions. And that definitely works, too.

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And to see the previous recipe I created for Gold’n Plump, my Herby Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Grapes and Shallots, click here!

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Cream and Pickled Onions

Yield: 4 servings


for the honey sriracha chicken patties:

for the cilantro cream:

  • 1 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • juice and zest from 1 fresh lime
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 T. honey

pickled red onions

fresh cilantro leaves


for the honey sriracha chicken patties:

In a small bowl, whisk together honey, sriracha, and vegetable oil. Heat grill to high (475° to 500°). Place frozen chicken patties on cleaned and oiled grill grates. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip chicken burgers over and grill for another 3 to 4 minutes. Brush honey sriracha sauce onto top side of chicken burgers and then flip again. Grill for about 2 minutes, brush top side of chicken burgers with  more honey sriracha sauce, and then flip and grill for a final 2 minutes. For extra honey sriracha flavor, brush on more of the sauce, if desired.

for the cilantro cream:

In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients.

to serve:

Place grilled chicken patties on toasted buns, and then top with cilantro cream, pickled onions, and fresh cilantro leaves.


from a farmgirl's dabbles

This post is sponsored by Gold’n Plump, a chicken brand based out of St. Cloud, Minnesota. The brand’s good chicken mission centers on providing truly all natural products that are highly trimmed of fat and free of unwanted solutions. GNP Brand, the company behind the Gold’n Plump brand, employs about 1,600 people and partners with nearly 350 family farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin to produce wholesome, high-quality chicken. I am partnering with Gold’n Plump this year to bring you delicious new chicken recipes from our kitchen and backyard grills. All opinions are 100% my own, as always. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this site possible!


26 Responses to “Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Cream and Pickled Onions”

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — July 7, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I just mixed Gold’n Plump ground chicken into our pasta last night! I’m such a fan of the brand and it’s mission, and now I have a seriously tasty use for their patties. Love it! Thanks Brenda.

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Thank you, Erin!

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 7, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I so love these flavors going on in this burger!! Perfect easy family meal for busy nights!

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    Gaby — July 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

    This is my kind of burger- so delicious with those pickled onions!

  4. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

    What a fabulous burger and those toppings sound outrageously delicious!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — July 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Now that is one different and delicious sounding burger! Especially love the pickled onions :-)

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Thanks, Lana! :)

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    Alexis @ Upside Down Pear — July 7, 2014 at 10:47 am

    This sounds amazing! I like the addition of the cilantro cream and pickled onions. I could add cilantro to just about everything!

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:08 am

      I seem to buy more and more cilantro all the time!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 7, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Loving the pickled onions on this! I’ve never seen these burgers- definitely keeping my eye out!

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Thanks, Liz! :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I need to get my hands on those patties! The flavors of this burger sound incredible!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — July 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    This is my kinda burger!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — July 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Oh my goodness Lady! Did you make one awesome chicken sandwich!!! Often I like chicken burgers more than hamburgers. I know that sounds almost un-American, but that’s my story and I am sticking to it.

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:07 am

      I say stick to what makes you happy! :)

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    Wendy — July 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Love the sriracha and honey together for a sauce for the chicken. I checked at our local grocery store for the chicken patties and they don’t carry them(BOOO!). I will check at the other chain grocery stores as I think they carry them. Can’t wait to try this!

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Thanks, Wendy! I hope you can find these chicken patties!

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    Danae — July 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I am a true believer in your pickled onions, so I am quite pleased to see them in another recipe. I had them on a burger with sweet & spicy mustard and sweet pickle relish. Divine! Maybe over the top, but I loved it. Keep the onion recipes coming – Bloody Mary perhaps?

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:05 am

      So glad you liked the onions. I’m addicted! Hope you’re having a great summer, Danae! :)

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    Liren — July 7, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    These are my kind of burgers – lean and layered with lots of bold flavors! I just love it – now I need to find those chicken burgers!

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Thanks, Liren!

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    Anna Voloshyna — July 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I really want to try it =)

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:03 am

      I hope you like this, Anna!

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    Kelly — July 9, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Brenda! This looks amazing!! xo

    • Brenda replied on July 11th, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Thanks, Kelly! :)

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    Lori — July 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I love it, especially with Cilantro Cream and Pickled Onions.

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