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Buffalo Chicken Burgers

burger on a wooden tray next to a bottle of wing sauce

5 from 12 reviews

Get ready for Summer with these tasty buffalo chicken burgers on the grill! These delicious burgers are stuffed with blue cheese buffalo sauce butter and topped with pepper jack cheese for the best chicken burgers for Summer grilling!

Ingredients

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Compound Butter

  • 1 Tablespoon Texas Pete® Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1 stick salted softened butter
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles

Burgers

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken 
  • 2 Tablespoons Texas Pete® Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Accompaniments

  • Vegetable oil, for greasing grill grates
  • Extra Texas Pete® Buffalo Wing Sauce for basting burgers, optional
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 romaine lettuce leafs

Instructions

Compound Butter

  1. Combine Texas Pete® Buffalo Wing Sauce, softened butter, and blue cheese in a small bowl. Mix everything together until the sauce and cheese are thoroughly mixed throughout the butter. 
  2. Place butter mixture on a small piece of plastic wrap or wax paper and roll up tightly into a cylinder that is approximately 4 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Place butter in the freezer for at least 20 minutes to solidify it. (see note below)

Burgers

  1. Mix together ground chicken, hot sauce, celery salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a bowl. 
  2. Slice compound butter into four equal pieces that approximately one inch thick. Divide the meat mixture into four equal pieces and place one slice of the butter inside a piece of the ground meat mixture. Wrap the meat around the butter slice pressing lightly so the butter is encased completely in the middle of the meat.  Slightly flatten the meat into a burger patty.
  3. Place uncooked burgers on a plate or platter in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill while the grill is prepared. (see note below)
  4. While burgers are chilling, preheat the grill to high heat or approximately 400˚. When the grill has been preheated, generously grease grill grates by rubbing them with a paper towel with vegetable oil on it. This will help prevent the burgers from sticking.
  5. Remove the burgers from the freezer and place them on the preheated and oiled grill. Cook 7-8 minutes until they are browned. Flip and cook an additional 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the burger reaches 165˚ when checked with a kitchen thermometer. 
  6. Baste burgers with extra hot sauce, if desired, and top each with a slice of pepper jack cheese.
  7. Remove burgers from the grill and allow them to rest. While the burgers are resting, place the burger buns on the grill and allow to toast for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned. 
  8. Top finished burgers with a leaf of romaine lettuce and serve on grilled burger buns.

Notes

  • The compound butter can also be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It needs to be solidified enough to be able to slice to put inside of the burgers.
  • Burgers can be made ahead of time and stored covered in the fridge prior to cooking for up to 24 hours.

Keywords: buffalo, chicken, burgers, grilling, summer, spicy