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Fried Chicken Burgers

Fried Chicken Burgers (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Egg-free)

Author: Michele
Servings: 8 burgers
The comfort and fun of fried chicken without the hassle of frying whole pieces or small nuggets! These burgers are the perfect compromise and something everyone will love. Paleo, Whole30 and AIP
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins


For the burgers:

  • 2 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried Sage

For the coating:

  • 3/4 cup Tapioca Starch
  • 1 3/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder

For cooking:

  • 1/2 cup Lard, Palm Shortening, Coconut Oil, or Avocado Oil


  • Heat a large cast iron skillet or pan over medium heat, add the lard and let melt. In a large bowl, mix together the burger ingredients.
  • In a small, shallow bowl, mix together the coating ingredients.
  • Take a handful of the burger mixture, try to pat it into a burger shape (it will be sticky) and then lay down in the coating mixture. Coat both sides, then flatten a bit more into a burger shape. Carefully lay the burger down in the hot lard. Repeat until there is no more room in the pan (don't overcrowd, you'll have to do this in 2-3 batches and will make 4-8 patties).
  • Leave to cook on that side for 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes. If you notice the coating isn't getting browned, turn the heat up slightly.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword: AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, burger, kid-friendly, Paleo, quick, weeknight
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