Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Summer's here! Let's fire up the grill and cook up something tasty.

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

1 lb. ground chicken breast

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 cup finely chopped celery (about 1 stalk)

1 Tbs. hot sauce

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Put all your ingredients in a bowl and mix gently but thoroughly, til well combined. Form into 4 evenly flat patties,about 1/2 inch thick. They need to be flat, not rounded, because this is chicken and you want them cooked all the way through. Medium rare is not an option here!

Heat up your grill and rub the grate with a towel soaked in oil. Reduce the flame to medium high and lay on the patties. Grill for about 6 minutes or until you can turn them over easily. Don't fight with them or scrape them up. When they have cooked enough, they will release. Do not press on them! This will squeeze out all the juices. When turned, give them another 5-6 minutes or until they release. Turn only once! You want burgers, not ground chicken crumbs. Poke them a little and they should feel firm and not at all squishy with no pink in the juices. If in doubt, give them an extra minute. If you don't own a grill, all of this can be done in a skillet.

If you are a fan of all things spicy, brush a little more hot sauce on the burgers just before removing from the grill. Serve on your favorite bun with a little blue cheese dressing and some lettuce. They're great with a side of potato or macaroni salad, homemade or Nature's Bin deli fresh!

Josie Duennes

I'm the food service manager at Nature's Bin, the mother of 2 grown sons and happily married for almost 30 years.

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