I love my husband but sometimes that man needs to remember – NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE FRIDGE UNTIL I SAY IT’S OK! Only food bloggers can truly understand this unwritten (non-negotiable) rule. It can be a deal breaker. Luckily I believe in forgiveness even after he ate the last of these 5 ingredient Whole30 Hawaiian chicken burgers.
You see, I was going to try a few other photography angles for these juicy, flavorful burgers, but ran out of time when the kids got up from nap. Even though taking food photos is a blast with kids wrapped around your legs and all…
So I placed them in the fridge. Totally safe – my husband typically doesn’t touch anything in the containers because he’s either afraid of me, afraid of the food, or has been conditioned by now to know none of his favorite yummies stored in there (like pop tarts or frozen pizza). So we’re good – I don’t have to write sticky notes or draw any big, red X’s. WRONG.
“Hey, were is that container of those chicken burgers I made the other day? You know, the ones with the pineapple?”
(crickets) (wide eyes)
“Ummm I ate them. They were SO good babe! Like, really good!”
Ok, flattery will get you everywhere with me. No harm, no foul. Luckily these 5 ingredient Whole30 Hawaiian chicken burgers are SO tasty, and SO easy, I don’t mind making them again (and again, and again). And I have – very week since I created them. No lie.
How can you not fall in love with a burger that is packed with lean ground chicken, and bursting with pineapple and coconut amino-infused flavor. The easiest, tastiest, and most unconventional Whole30 burger to grill this summer.
What surprised me the most about my husband’s complete off-limits slip is that he loved ’em. WHAT? That pizza loving, pop tart hoarding, beef-only kind of guy actually told me he liked these 5 ingredient Whole30 Hawaiian chicken burgers over regular beef burgers on the grill?! Swear on my Whole30 morals, this is true. Jaw droopingly shocked folks.
So naturally when this happens, I rush to share, because it’s just really exciting for me. And exciting things don’t always happen ‘in-the-trenches’ kind of daily mom life, so pretend you’re just as excited as I am, ok?
Ground chicken can be kind of tricky to handle, but follow the instructions below and you’ll be golden. It won’t be hard to master chicken burgers on the grill when you’ve mastered ’em (after 37th time you make – ’cause they are addicting). Plus these burgers require such little prep effort. What’s not to love?
All you’ll need is ground chicken, diced pineapple, coconut aminos, green onions, and almond flour. THAT.IS.IT.
Looking for other Whole30 inspiration to get you through all those upcoming summer BBQ’s? Try this Whole30 pina colada cole slaw, roasted red pepper and eggplant tapenade, and this no bean roasted carrot hummus.
Note: if cooking on stovetop, add PLENTY of oil to a skillet or pan to avoid the burgers sticking. Turn heat slightly above medium/high and place the burgers into the once the oil is hot (do not add the burgers before the pan is HOT). Sear 2-3 minutes per side then transfer to the oven at 350 degrees for roughly 8-10 minutes until thoroughly cooked.Print
5 Ingredient Whole30 Hawaiian Chicken Burgers
- Yield: 4 burgers
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1/2 cup canned pineapple tidbits, drained
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 5 green onions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons almond flour
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and form into 4 large burgers. *Note – it will be easier to form the ground chicken in to burgers with wet hands. The mixture will be sticky and not as easy to handle as beef or turkey
- Place the formed burgers on a parchment-lined plate, then place into the freezer for at least 15 minutes
- In the meantime, preheat the grill to high heat (roughly 400 degrees)
- Generously brush the grates with oil and place the burger on the grates. The grates will need to be well oiled so the burgers don’t stick. You may have to wet your hands again, or gently roll them off the parchment paper
- Cook for 4-6 minutes per side
- Serve with more diced pineapple if desired
- If cooking on stovetop, add PLENTY of oil to a skillet or pan to avoid the burgers sticking. Turn heat slightly above medium/high and place the burgers into the once the oil is hot (do not add the burgers before the pan is HOT). Sear 2-3 minutes per side then transfer to the oven at 350 degrees for roughly 8-10 minutes until thoroughly cooked
- *Note: you MUST used canned pineapple, not fresh. Fresh pineapple will break down the burgers, and they will fall apart while cooking