Barbeque Chicken Burger with Coleslaw: A hand-made chicken patty is seasoned with barbeque flavors and stuffed with cheddar cheese, grilled and basted in sauce and topped with a creamy slaw. It is so much MORE than you dreamed possible with BBQ.
Grilling season is in full swing–what goes better with the grill than a delicious burger?
And a beef patty grilled to perfection, smothered in cheese, and topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion, is always amazing and classic. But take a fresh chicken burger with an explosion of barbecue flavor in a lighter, but moist version of the classic American burger. It is pure perfection.
The players are simple: ground chicken (see tip at bottom), diced cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, your favorite barbecue sauce, homemade coleslaw, and whole wheat buns. These simple ingredients transform chicken into a welcome addition to any burger night rotation.
The sharp cheese is diced finely and mixed into ground chicken breast with a bit of barbecue sauce. This keeps the burger moist and flavorful. Then the creamy coleslaw is the perfect compliment to any barbecue, and finishes the burger to perfection.
Oh yum, we all agreed these burgers were delicious and completely satisfied after hours out at the pool. Now that is saying something at my house!! After being at the pool, my kids can eat and eat and EAT!!! They devoured the burgers, sung my praises, and asked to be excused. My husband never once mentioned that he prefers beef to chicken–he just complimented on putting the slaw on the burger. I licked my fingers, I enjoyed the burger so much. It was a dream dinner for us all around!
Now grab a napkin and DIG IN!!
- 1 lb ground chicken breast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup corn syrup free barbecue sauce (and additional for topping burger with, if desired)
- 2 oz sharp cheddar cheese, diced into tiny cubes
- 1 cup homemade coleslaw
- 4 whole wheat buns (homemade of store bought)
- Heat grill to medium high.
- Place chicken into large mixing bowl and add spices, ¼ cup barbecue sauce, and diced cheese. Mix together until just combined and ingredients are evenly distributed. DO NOT OVERMIX!
- Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into patties. Place a thumbprint into the middle of each burger, to help prevent shrinkage and even cooking.
- Grill burgers for 7 minutes per side. Allow burgers to rest on a plate for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- Serve on top of bun (or bunless for low-carb or gluten free) and top burger with 1-2 tsp additional barbecue sauce and ¼ cup coleslaw on each burger.
*Money Saving Tip for ground chicken breast: At my grocery store, I would pay at least $5/lb for ground chicken and only $2/lb for chicken breasts. I simply place one pound of chicken breasts , cut into large chunks, into my food processor and pulse until chicken is broken down enough to form into patties–this is only 5-7 quick pulses in my food processor.