June 27, 2011

BBQ Chicken Burgers

I have seen a few recipes for chicken burgers lately and thought they sounded like a yummy alternative to hamburgers. I saw one recipe for BBQ Chicken burgers on How Sweet It Is and then decided to change it up a little bit. Most people caramelize their onions in oil and salt, but I really try to make them "caramelized" by adding some brown sugar and honey. I hope you like the texture and flavor of the onions as much as I do!
My mom happened to have a meat grinder attachment for a Kitchen Aid mixer lying around so I tried it out for the first time ever, and it worked great! I was kind of grossed out by the sliminess of the ground-up chicken, but it is what it is.
And this is how I caramelize onions. Literally "caramelize."
I forgot to add the BBQ sauce into the chicken so your patties should look darker than mine did.
Chewy, sugary, caramely, onions. Yum.
And a toasted bun. What could be better?
BBQ Chicken Burgers
Makes 4 burgers
1 pound ground chicken breast
1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup BBQ sauce {I really like Hunt's Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce}
4 hamburger buns
1 onion, sliced into rings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon honey
BBQ sauce for topping
Slice of cheese for topping {Provolone, swiss, mozzarella, etc.}

1.    In a large bowl, combine chicken, BBQ sauce, onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese. Mix until just combined, then form 4 patties. Preheat the grill or grill pan and cook the burgers until fully cooked through. I used a grill pan and cooked mine about 8 minutes per side.
2.    While burgers are cooking, heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add sliced onions with brown sugar and honey and sauté until caramelized, about 10 minutes.
3.    When burgers are ready, top with slice of cheese, onions, and BBQ sauce. Toast and butter the buns for an added crunch.


Tools Used:
Kitchen Aid Mixer w/Meat Grinder Attachment
OXO Hand-held Mandoline Slicer
Caphalon Grill Pan



2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! I've been grinding my own for awhile now but didn't know about chilling the parts before using. Great!!!! smartfoodprocessing

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