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Barbecue Chicken Burgers

thehouseonsilverado
5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 burgers

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey (or grind your own!)
  • 4 slices bacon cooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup Panko or bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar plus more for topping
  • 4 hamburger rolls buttered and toasted slightly

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate and let cool. Once cool enough, crumble bacon and set aside. Wipe out most of the grease from the pan, allowing some to remain.
  • Heat the olive oil in same skillet over medium heat. Add diced onions and sauté for a few minutes. Add 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce to the onions and sauté for another few minutes, until onions are softened and sauce reduces slightly. Turn off heat and set aside.
  • Place ground chicken or turkey in a large bowl (or grind your own!) Add bacon and onion mixture, and then add Panko, bell peppers, remaining 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce and all the spices. Stir until combined, then fold in the cheddar.
  • Form into 4 patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Grill burgers, or cook in skillet with olive oil until done all the way through.
  • Serve on buttered, toasted rolls with extra cheese and barbecue sauce on top. Other topping ideas: lettuce, sliced avocado, sliced tomato, sliced jalapeño peppers.
Keyword burger