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An apple chicken burger with slices of gouda cheese and spread with basil mayonnaise, on a blue plate.
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5 from 3 votes

Apple Chicken Basil Burgers with Gouda

Shredded apples in the burgers are key to having a great texture in these chicken burgers. Apples, basil, and gouda all work fabulously together for well rounded flavour here.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 4 Burgers
Calories: 657kcal
Author: Marie Porter


Basil Mayo

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Basil Leaves finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 1 pound Ground Chicken
  • ½ cup Grated Apple I tend to use golden delicious
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Garlic cloves pressed or finely minced
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil


  • 1 Apple thinly sliced (I used golden delicious)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • Gouda Cheese Sliced
  • 4 Buns of choice Gluten free, if needed


  • Mix together mayo and basil, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.
  • Combine chicken, grated apple, salt, pepper, and garlic. Gently use hands to get a really good mix going, making sure that everything evenly distributed and everything is well incorporated. Divide meat mixture into 4 evenly sized balls. Flatten each ball into a patty that is roughly the size of your burger buns – maybe a little larger.
  • Brush one side of each burger with olive oil, flip over onto grill, brush the other side with olive oil. Grill over medium heat until fully cooked. This is poultry – please cook until well done!
  • While burgers are grilling, saute apple slices in olive oil and salt until they start to tenderize. You want a slight amount of crunch, but not TOO much!
  • To assemble the burgers:
  • Split the buns, spreading basil mayo on both halves of each bun. Arrange a layer of apple slices on top of the bottom bun half.. Top with burger, and a generous layer of gouda slices. Crown with top bun, enjoy!


Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg