Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

As I've mentioned before my husband loves anything buffalo, so I'm always on the lookout for different dishes involving buffalo sauce. I'm new to the world of ground chicken and at first, I was afraid of under- or over-cooking it. I think I got it down. It's actually hard to find here, unless you want dark meat. I finally found some and stocked up. I know I can ground my own, but I'm just not there yet. I loved the texture of these burgers. I expected the meat to be a little dry, but it was moist and flavorful. I stuffed these with bleu cheese, but most of it melted into the meat. Regardless they were delicious. The hot sauce gave the meat a nice kick and the bleu cheese cooled it down. These are perfect when you're in the mood for wings, but not the mess.

Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Source: Becoming Domestic

1 pound ground chicken
2 - 4 oz. bleu cheese crumbles (I didn't measure.)
1 egg (I omitted.)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup  - 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg (if using), wing sauce, salt, and pepper in bowl with hands until well mixed. If mixture is too wet, add extra bread crumbs. Divide mixture into eight even pieces.

Flatten each piece into a patty. Top four of the pieces with cheese crumbles and top with another patty. Close up the sides.

Place burgers on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Top with extra bleu cheese and wing sauce, if desired.

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