These are our absolute favorite chicken burgers. You can also make them with ground turkey but we all prefer the flavor of ground chicken. Try to use a good quality chicken as well. I buy mine locally from Butcher Boys. Buying meat from a butcher with quality product makes a total difference how your meat will taste, there just isn’t a comparison. I actually save money as well.
I’ve made them with shredded swiss, gruyere, medium or sharp cheddar, or Irish cheddar. Our favorite is the sharp cheddar or Irish cheddar. Since there isn’t a lot of cheese in them using a stronger flavored cheese makes sense.
I usually serve them with slider buns, lettuce, tomato, etc. I don’t mind them without a bun even, but I’m weird like that.
While you could grill them I wouldn’t recommend that since ground chicken can be a little trickier to grill. Since it has a lower fat content it tends to fall apart and stick more on a grill.
CHEDDAR AND GREEN ONION CHICKEN BURGERS
makes 7 (3 oz) sliders
1 lb ground chicken
1/2 cup shredded cheese (We like cheddar or Irish cheddar)
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 T breadcrumbs
2 T dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
drizzle olive oil
Combine all ingredients except the oil in a bowl, mixing gently.
Form into patties. Heat a pan with a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat and cook patties, flipping once. Be sure to cook all the way through, this is chicken not hamburger.
You can always check the temperature if you’re unsure and don’t want to overcook them.
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food