Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Buffalo Chicken Burgers
With the warmer weather here I have been thinking about grilling more and burgers definitely come to mind! When I went over all of my burger recipes I noticed a glaring omission; where were the buffalo chicken burgers? I am a huge fan of all things buffalo chicken and it is always a treat to grill up some buffalo chicken burgers in the summer. I like to start my buffalo chicken burgers off by grinding some boneless and skinless chicken in the food processor to which I add some buffalo chicken flavours including carrots, celery, onions and blue cheese in addition to the buffalo hot sauce. In general I like to avoid fillers like egg and breadcrumbs in burgers which means that the patties are a little more delicate but as long as you flip them gently they still hold together quite well. Once the patties are assembled all that is left is to grill them until cooked and slightly charred before serving them up in a bun with your favourite condiments. For buffalo chicken burgers I like to keep the condiments simple and my faourite topping is a blue cheese slaw whether it be a cabbage slaw or as in this case a broccoli slaw. These tasty buffalo chicken burgers are all set to impress at your barbecues this summer!

Buffalo Chicken Burgers
When the burgers are almost done cooking baste them in some more buffalo hot sauce for even more spicy goodness!

Buffalo Chicken Burgers
When you grind your own chicken you know exactly what is in it and just look at that cross section; it almost looks like a solid chicken breast.

Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Feel free to dress these buffalo chicken burgers up any way you like and smothering them in melted cheddar cheese and adding bacon are definitely good ways to go!

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

All of the flavours of buffalo chicken wings in burger form with a creamy and tangy blue cheese slaw.

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • 1/4 cup buffalo hot sauce (or to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cabbage or broccoli, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons carrot, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons red cabbage, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing
  • 4 buns
  1. Mix the chicken, carrot, celery, onion, blue cheese, hot sauce, salt and pepper and form into 4 patties.
  2. Oil the grill, heat to medium high and cook the patties, about 4-5 minutes per side, basting with more hot sauce near the end and set aside.
  3. Serve the buffalo chicken burgers in the buns along with the mixture of the slaw and blue cheese dressing.

Note: Feel free to add an egg and some breadcrumbs to the burgers.


Tieghan said...

Kevin you know my family is HUGE on buffalo anything so I obviously adore these!! I have to make them this weekend. They look so so good!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Another scrumptious looking meal, Kevin!

Jenny Flake said...

What a burger! Love!!

naomi said...

I think I've pinned more sandwiches from you than anyone on my Sandwich Board. :) Now here's another one to pin.

Megan {Country Cleaver} said...

That slaw on top just makes me swoon!! Looks amazing Kevin!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective said...

Love Buffalo Burgers! Yours looks fantastic!

Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) said...

These Buffalo burgers look incredible, Kevin! Can't wait to make them this weekend at my cookout!

Ashley Bee said...

I never thought to make my own ground chicken that way, what a great idea! And mmm... looove buffalo!

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain said...

These will definitely be actioned this weekend!!

marla said...

I sure need these chicken burgers asap!

Grandbabycakes said...

Wow, as usual Kevin that looks absolutely delightful!

Maria said...

Great summer burger!

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

I DIE. Kevin, you are a genius! LOVE Buffalo Chicken everything! (Posted a yummy-hot Buffalo Chicken Chowder with Cheese Tortellini for the Super Bowl.) I need this recipe in my life…and, really dig how you topped it off with blue cheese slaw! Again, pure genius. Thank you muches! :) xo P.S. Pinning to group boards at Pinterest!

The Italian Dish said...

My hubby will totally love this!

Gloria Baker said...

look absolutely amazing Kevin!!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

wow, this looks incredible!! this is really perfect timing for memorial day weekend! i can see myself eating plenty of these :)

Heather Christo said...

oh Kevin- this is fantastic!!

Julie said...

No link to slaw recipe? Sounds delicious!

Gaby said...

my husband would be OBSESSED with these!! Making them this weekend!

Kevin Lynch said...

Gaby: It is just a really simple slaw with shredded broccoli along with a bit of carrot and red cabbage in the blue cheese dressing that is linked to in the recipe.

Stephanie said...

These were delicious! I used turkey instead of chicken. The burgers were pretty wet when I assembled them so I was worried about how they would hold up on the grill. My husband worked his magic and kept them together! At first I thought I would add some bread crumbs the next time I make these, but they were so delicious and juicy that I don't think I would change a thing. I couldn't make the slaw because my cabbage was questionable, so I topped the burgers with shredded carrots, blue cheese dressing, and Frank's Red Hot. Like I said- delicious! Thanks!

Kevin Lynch said...

Stephanie: Glad you liked them! I prefer the texture and moisture of these burgers without the breadcrumbs but you do need to be a bit more gentle with them when flipping on the grill.

Instphil said...

I think my friends would love these for our dinner tomorrow–and that buffalo chicken burgers! Most definitely on my radar. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, love it!

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