5 Crazy Good Chicken Burger to Grill This Summer

June 26, 2014

Burgers are as much apart of summer as the ice cream cone or peaches.  They come in all shapes, sizes and flavors.  Most cooks go straight for ground beef but chicken deserves some burger love too.  The important thing when cooking a chicken burger is to not let it dry out.  Chicken has significantly less fat then beef and therefore can have a tough time staying juicy.  Monitor the temperature of the patties and remove them from the grill at approximately 160 degrees Fahrenheit (carry over cooking time should raise the temperature another five degrees or so).  Treat the chicken burger as you would a beef one and pile on the toppings and condiments.

Shredded BBQ Chicken Burgers
Recipe from What's Gaby Cooking

Not every burger must consist of a fully formed patty.  These shredded BBQ chicken burgers prove that bits and pieces of meat work just as well.  This is a great recipe to make in the crock pot or use up leftover rotisserie chicken.

Waffle Chicken Burgers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
Recipe from Gringalicious

Sometimes buns just don't cut it and when you have cheesy jalapeno corn waffles, who wouldn't want to swap? These chicken burgers have a south of the border twist and are darn good too.

Buffalo Chicken Burger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw
Recipe from Closet Cooking

The buffalo chicken burger is your favorite game day appetizer turned into comfort food.  Hearty chicken patties are glazed with buffalo sauce and topped with a blue cheese broccoli slaw to balance the heat.

Red Curry Chicken Burger with Grilled Pineapple
Recipe from Foxes Loves Lemons

Red curry paste is not a staple in everyone's pantry but it should be.  It adds such great flavor to so many dishes like these chicken burgers with grilled pineapple.  The sweetness of the pineapple balances the spice from the curry paste.

Pesto Chicken Burgers
Recipe from Half Baked Harvest

Roasted tomatoes, fresh pesto and mozzarella cheese - few combinations could be better than these three ingredients on a burger.  And when paired with a homemade whole wheat foccacia bun, this food is heaven.

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