BBQ Chicken Burgers.
Late last summer, I made some buffalo chicken burgers that rocked the house.
They were so delicious that even I, who doesn’t need chicken to survive, loved them. And Mr. How Sweet, who absolutelynomatterwhat needs chicken to survive (fact), who calls himself a chicken connoisseur (even though he really just likes to eat it plain), who would lay in a lifeless lump on the floor and allow me to hand-feed him chicken in his last hours (notjoking), loved them too.
See, Mr. How Sweet is not a foodie.
In case you haven’t noticed, I sort of am.
Sort of. That may be the understatement of the decade. But it is only 2011, so it’s a little too early to tell.
Mr. How Sweet says that I wasn’t a foodie back when we got married. But I say that indeed I was. Maybe a closeted foodie? A foodie yet to be discovered? When we got hitched, I wasn’t quite the foodie that I am today. I have matured as a foodie. Mr. How Sweet says I lied and tricked him into marrying a foodie.
I take these words with a grain of salt, considering they come from the man who became entranced in a Pajama Jeans commercial last night and said they looked “cool.” Twice. Because that’s normal.
Anyway, where was I?
It can be challenging to be a foodie not married to another foodie. It forces me outside of my comfort zone, because instead of just spicing up plain turkey burgers and fried eggs, I have to spice them up, then spice them down. Make sense?
It doesn’t to me either.
But I have mastered the art of trickery when it comes to delicious food that doesn’t scare those non-foodies away. With a few simple spices that you probably have in your cupboard (and if you don’t have smoked paprika, you must go get it now – quite possibly the best spice ever) and a pound of ground chicken, I made another non-beef, non-turkey burger that we both went crazy for. But if I’m being honest, who wouldn’t go crazy for anything topped with sweet, caramelized onions and a thick, melted slab of gouda cheese?
I love that I’ve grown as a foodie and as a foodie scam artist.
And just so you know, Mr. How Sweet has grown as a foodie himself. Just last week I saw him layer dippy eggs in between pancakes (barf!) and add mustard to his usual ketchup-only burger (snooze!) and well… that is a huge improvement. Trust me.
BBQ Chicken Burgers
- 1 pound ground chicken breast
- 1/4 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce – use homemade or your favorite!
- 4 whole wheat buns
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- BBQ sauce for topping
- gouda cheese for topping
- In a large bowl, combine chicken, BBQ sauce, paprika, onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese. Mix until just combined, then form 4 patties. Preheat the grill or a skillet and cook the burgers until fully cooked through. I used a skillet and cooked mine about 8 minutes per side – they were juicy and not dried out, but cooked thoroughly.
- While burgers are cooking, heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add sliced onions with a pinch of salt and saute until caramelized, about 10 minutes.
- When burgers are ready, top with gouda (or more cheddar), onions, BBQ sauce and fresh romaine. I also toast the buns!
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P.S -> Serve these with sweet potato fries. You won’t hate it.
203 Comments on “BBQ Chicken Burgers.”
wow these were great i halved the bbq sauce and doubled the salt and they were still delicious. I might add a smidge more salt next time. My husband who “doesn’t really like chicken burgers” said they were GREAT. Served them on hawaiian bread buns, so delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!
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These are amazing burgers. The chicken stays really juicy and the flavors of the sweet caramelized onions, smoky bbq and sharp cheddar really complement each other. Honestly, they’re better than a fried chicken burger and healthier. Definitely try these and even if you don’t have a few spices, they’ll still taste great.
Does anyone know if these can be made and frozen before cooking? Or do they go to soggy/watery? Thanks.
I have froze these and they turned out great!
What other cheese can be used if we don’t have Gouda?
How do you get the chicken burgers to not fall apart on the grill? I lightly oiled them and put them in the fridge before I put them on the grill to help set them. I’m so disappointed as our entire dinner was ruined.
I added an egg some breadcrumbs. Didn’t fall apart on the grill.
Same here, when I saw they didn’t hold up. I put them in the freezer before putting them on the grill for maybe 15 min. I think it helped, but In retrospect, I would put them in there for a little more time.
Thanks for the recipe turned out great.
First time making chicken burgers and this recipe was delicious and easy. Didn’t add the BBQ in the mix and it was still great.
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hey just wanna know if I can use a normal chicken breast and not a ground chicken breast. Cause a) they are not available where I live b) No one in my family like ground chicken on burgers. PLS REPLY ASAP.
My kids hate anything chicken and they LOVED these burgers. Beyond simple and beyond delicious!
Great flavour! Have made these a couple of times and use the same ingredients to make beef burgers as well. I do add a little bit of breadcrumbs because the mixture is a bit wet, at least for the bbq. Delicious!
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bbq chicken burger is mouth watering recipe ,,,,
Am try it its supper cool in taste
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Can these be made with ground turkey?
I have been making these chicken burgers every week for a year now 😋 My FAVORITE 😃
I have to feed a crowd soon so I wanna bake them, any recommendations for that ??