Barbecue Chicken Burgers Recipe

whiskeyandwings November 2, 2016 0
Barbecue Chicken Burgers Recipe


For the sauce:

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tbs minced onion
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbs cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • Hot sauce, to taste

For the burgers:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1 tbs minced fresh cilantro (oh, not in my kitchen)
  • 2 teas brown sugar
  • 1 teas dry mustard
  • ½ teas kosher salt
  • ½ teas paprika
  • ¼ teas garlic powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 5 tbsp. barbecue sauce, divided


  1. Heat a grill to medium-high heat.
  2. For the barbecue sauce, combine all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and is reduced to about 1 cup.  Remove from the heat.  Set aside to chill until ready to use.
  3. To make the burgers, combine the ground chicken, cornmeal, scallion, cilantro, brown sugar, spices, and 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce in a medium bowl and mix gently until well combined.  Divide the ground chicken mixture into burger size patties.
  4. Place the burger patties on a cleaned and well oiled grill grate, brush with barbeque sauce and cook about 8-11 minutes. Flip once halfway through cook time and brush with 2 to 3 tablespoons more sauce.
  5. Top with cheese slices, if using.  Cover and allow cheese to melt, 1 minute longer.  Place the burgers on toasted buns and top with additional barbecue sauce as desired and any other desired toppings.

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