Buffalo Chicken Burgers


It's spring!  I think!  We're expecting a snow storm tomorrow but it's still spring!  Yeaaahhh sooooo... it doesn't really feel like spring YET, but that doesn't mean you can't have a dinnertime burger BBQ inside your house.  You can even wear your bikini as you cook!  If you're a crazy person.  Moving on.

If you love buffalo sauce (like most of my friends) then you will LOVE these burgers.  The other night I was going to make this salad, but I do it so often, I thought I'd try and change it up a bit and make it in burger form.  GOOD IDEA, if I do say so myself.  These burgers were juicy, and spicy, yet completely balanced with the cooling addition of blue cheese and avocado.  I loved them, a lot.  

*Recipe note: do yourself a favor and buy grated carrots at the market.  NO one likes to grate carrots, unless of course you're the type of person that likes to wear their bikini while they cook, in which case you are mental in the head.  Happy Spring!  

Buffalo Chicken Burgers
(Makes 4 burgers, or 8 sliders)

1 lb. ground chicken
3 T olive oil, divided
1/3 cup diced onion (about 1/2 of a medium onion)
1/3 cup diced celery (about 2 stalks)
1/3 cup grated carrots
1 egg
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (add more if burger mixture is too sticky)
1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
1 heaping T chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup bottled buffalo sauce, plus more for topping
Whole wheat buns
Burger Toppings (see below)

Heat 1 T of olive oil over medium heat in large skillet.  Add onion, celery and carrots.  Season slightly with salt and pepper, and sauté until vegetables have softened, about 8 minutes.  Set aside and let cool.  In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, panko, blue cheese crumbles, parsley and salt and pepper.  Add cooled vegetables.  Stir until burger mixture is combined.  Form into four patties.  Heat remaining olive oil in same skillet over medium-high heat.  Add burgers, and cook approximately 8 minutes per side.  Remove burgers, reduce heat to medium, and add buffalo sauce.  Return burgers to pan, and cook in sauce for 1 minute per side.  Serve burgers on whole wheat buns and top with desired toppings.    

My toppings: romain lettuce, sliced tomatoes, red onions, avocado and blue cheese crumbles...

I like to add extra buffalo sauce to my burger, as well as a tiny bit of blue cheese dressing.  Yup.  

Also, Buffalo Deviled Eggs for Easter time.


Paige King said...

YUM! I always make my hubby do the terrible jobs (like grating carrots) in the kitchen, and I tell him he is my sous chef...I don't think I'm fooling anyone, but he still does it with only minimal complaining! haha

Anne [A Squared] said...

This is such a good idea! My hubby is obsessed with Buffalo everything-- he would love these!

Jennifer Wise said...

My weakness! Oh I can't wait to make this - spring break here and snowing. ...spring where are you?

iamchasingbaby said...

THESE LOOK F-ING AMAZING. Am I allowed to swear on your blog? I want to swear on your blog.

Anonymous said...

I actually had a primordial desire to scream here at work when I saw these pics. An insane tear jerking, jaw clenching, teeth grating desire to just scream...damn Gina.


Yum. And yes....make life easy and buy shredded carrots.

Léa Desailly said...

OMG! I will do those right after the "I stopped smoking and gained 6 pounds diet" which i just started. Looks amazingly yummy. And congrats for #3, you almost made me want one (#3)...

Peter said...

I have been looking for a way to change up my regular way of making burgers. This one looks delicious, and I am a big freak for blue cheese, thank you for the recipe!

Lauren Brewer said...

I made these tonight and they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe! I shred my carrots in my little mini cuisinart. You have to clean the thing, but way better than using a cheese grater!

Christa said...

I made these last night and was amazed at how easy they were to make. So delicious. They taste just like buffalo wings, which I dip in blue cheese dressing! Thank you for the recipe!

Heather said...

I just made these for dinner and myself, my husband and my 14 year old daughter LOVED them! The blue cheese dressing on top and red onion made the sandwich. Also, I buttered and toasted my rolls and used Texas Pete's Extra Mild Buffalo (for my daughter). We ooh'ed and aah'ed all the way through the meal. Thank you SP!

Rachel Page said...

This is a keeper! I made this tonight and we really liked it.

Zareen said...

That looks yummy ... chicken burger is always my favorite and I am always looking for new recipes of chicken burger. I was searching for the same and came across your blog post. Thank you so much for sharing such a delicious post with us. I will definitely try this: Buffalo Chicken Burger.


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