Grilled Chicken Pesto Burgers


This Grilled Chicken Pesto Burgers are a delicious and easy keto dinner recipe.



  • 2 lb ground chicken (don’t use the extra lean!)

Homemade Pesto in a Blender:

  • 2 cups packed basil leaves, if you don’t have enough basil, you can mix in spinach or parsley
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat your grill or if your using a grill pan on the stove heat it to medium high heat.
  2. Blend all of the pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  3. Mix the pesto into the ground chicken and pat out 8 burgers.
  4. Grill each burger for 5 minutes, flip and cook another 3-4 minute. The internal temperature of the burgers is at least 165 degrees.


If you don’t have a meat thermometer here is a link to the one I use on Amazon.