Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Buffalo Chicken Burger 1 In keeping with apparent themes of my blog, I decided it was time for another buffalo-style meal.  You all know that the slightest mention of buffalo-anything, my wing-loving husband is on board.  We usually have some kind of buffalo chicken meal once per week.  Luckily I like it a lot too.

If you do a Google search for buffalo chicken meals you will find that a lot of people love this flavor. There are so many awesome recipes and I love trying new things, especially when I can try to attempt a lighter twist on the typical chicken wing…I have only cooked with ground chicken a few times but I have not been disappointed.  It’s moist, affordable, healthy (just get the all-white meat stuff) and this recipe is so quick to come together.   You can see, too, from the ingredient list that they are pretty versatile.

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Buffalo-Ranch Chicken Burgers Recipe

Yield: 5 burgers

Total Time: 20 minutes


1 lb. ground chicken
1 green onion, chopped (or white onion)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup Frank’s (or your favorite) buffalo sauce
1/4 cup feta cheese (or parmesan works well)
1 tsp. dried dill*
1/2 tsp. oregano*
1/2 tsp. dried parsley*
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tsp. olive oil

Sliced cheese
Spinach leaves
Other condiments as desired


Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Add the panko slowly and mix thoroughly until the desired consistency is reached. The mixture should hold its shape pretty well but it will still need to be a little moist.

Shape into 5 patties. You could do 4 larger patties if you wish.

We have grilled these burgers and pan fried them. Either way, they are sure to please! To grill, heat grill and cook burgers for 7-8 minutes on each side until the juices run clear.

To pan fry, heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a non-stick skillet. Cook the burgers for 7-8 minutes one side, flip only once and cook on the opposite side until the juices run clear.

To bake, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place a wire rack over the foil and place the burgers on top. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the chicken is done and the juices run clear.

I also made a little Buffalo mayonnaise as a spread: just mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 1 tsp Frank’s hot sauce and 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper and mix well. I think next time I will add a little brown sugar to this mayo!

*If you have Hidden Valley Ranch dressing seasoning mix, feel free to substitute 2 teaspoons instead of the dill, oregano and parsley.

Buffalo Chicken Burgers 2

You might notice that Bake Your Day has a new look.  I have made the switch from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress blog.  I did so much research and reading and tweeting about this move and decided it was as good a time as any.  Most people recommended that if you are thinking about it now, you will most likely think about it again in the future and the sooner you do it, the better.  So, I did it and I’m happy with the decision.  I have lots to learn but I’m up for the challenge!

I purchased the hosting and utilized the help of to assist in the actual migration.  Seriously, it was a dream.  The migration was done overnight.  Literally, I went to bed one night with a Blogger blog and woke up the next morning with a WordPress blog and all of my posts, comments, ads, widgets, etc. were there too.  Totally seamless and I’m positive that it took a lot less time than if I would have attempted the process myself.  Not to mention, it didn’t give me any headaches!  If you are a blogger and thinking about moving to WordPress, I would recommend it and I would whole-heartedly recommend to help in the migration.  In case you are interseted, I purchased my hosting through DreamHost.  I have found lots of resources and I would be happy to share if you are interested, feel free to drop me an email!

I did not receive any compensation for the above review.  The thoughts expressed are mine alone.  I had a positive experience that I wanted to share with my readers. 


36 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Burgers”

  1. #
    Chris Keenan — September 21, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    I love anything buffalo flavored as well. Last week I made buffalo mac and cheese. I was in heaven :). This burger has to be next on my buffalo adventure.

  2. #
    Leslie Green — September 21, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    Ohh yes..anything buffalo style has my name all over it!

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    Curt D — September 21, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    By reading the ingredients, I know this is an awesome tasting burger!

    I cook with ground chicken quite a bit these days.

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    Ryan — September 21, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    We love buffalo flavored things in our house too. I know these burgers would be a huge hit. They look incredible! Love the new layout of your blog!!

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    Anonymous — September 21, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    Yep, yep, yep. DONE DONE DONE.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 21, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    Cassie, these burgers sounds so good! My husband would LOVE them. I’m saving this one!!

  7. #
    Erin — September 21, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Awesome! I made buffalo chicken meatball subs a couple weeks ago, now I want these burgers!

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    Christiane — September 21, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Congrats on the seamless move to WordPress! I hope it works well for you. Thanks for the tip on the migration company as well. I’ll keep that in mind.

    I love the thought of a buffalo burger that uses ground meat instead of the whole breast. Talk about integrating the flavors entirely. It’s beautiful.

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    Lacy DeVeney — September 21, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Love buffalo chicken anything! I made a buffalo chicken stromboli the other night, fantastic! This looks delicious, a must try!

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    Marnely Rodriguez — September 21, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Oh this looks sooo good! Perfect tailgating food!

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    elsellin — September 21, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    Love Buffalo Chicken! These burgers look great. I use ground chicken a lot, but I usually make my own. I just take boneless skinless chicken breasts and use the food processor. Works great for burgers! Wish I had hamburger buns, so I could eat this tonight!

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    Lizzy Do — September 21, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Oh, these look amazing, Cassie! Perfect fall football food 🙂

  13. #
    Mike@The Culinary Lens — September 21, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    I love the whole “Buffalo Wing” flavor profile. Spice with blue cheese just works so well.

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    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — September 21, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Hey did you switch from Foodbuzz ads to BlogHer ads too? Or am I dreaming that?? If so, what led you to the change? Just researching for my own migration time. 🙂

  15. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 21, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    Oooh! It looks awesome to me! With a big ol slice of cheese? Yes please!

  16. #
    Zoe — September 21, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    This burger is awesome! I wonder if we can buy buffalo sauce in Australia…

  17. #
    Ann — September 21, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Okay – site looks FAB! The Buffalo Burgers look FAB and you are FAB! Seriously – the site looks terrific (Love the Google +1 icon) and the burgers….my buffalo wing loving hubby would probably be pushing yours out of line to get to them first!

  18. #
    Tessa @ FlexYourFood — September 22, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    Yummers, this one is getting stored in my recipe box. Congrats on moving to WordPress, you will love it- so much more versatility!

  19. #
    Juliana — September 22, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    Cassie, these ground chicken patties look fabulous…I do not use often ground chicken….after this post, I am sure that I’ll be using it frequently. Looks delicious!
    Hope you are having a fantastic week and thank you for sharing this lovely recipe 🙂

  20. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 22, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    Wow, what a burger! These look so delicious and right up my alley. My husband would go nuts for them, too! Thanks for sharing, Cassie.

  21. #
    Michelle — September 22, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    Love the new look. I’ve been thinking about doing the self hosted stuff myself, but just haven’t pulled the trigger. I love getting feedback on that kind of thing.

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — September 22, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    I love burgers and this recipe looks fantastic. I love the idea of using chicken. The ingredients sound super flavorful.

  23. #
    Beth — September 22, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    This sounds delicious. Congratulations on your new look!

  24. #
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — September 23, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    We love anything “buffalo” around our house, though I have to admit, I haven’t done much cooking with ground chicken. After seeing this, though, I’m going to have to give it a try! Looks great!

    Also, sending a blog award your way today! Happy Friday!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 23, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Hi Cassie, congrats on the move! I have the same Frank’s Buffalo sauce. 😉 Kind of excited to use it for this. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Your burger picture including cheese and buns looks really delicious… Have a great weekend!

  26. #
    sarah — September 23, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    Love the new look 🙂 And love these burgers… I’m guaranteed to earn total brownie points around my house with these!

  27. #
    Meghan — September 23, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    Cassie these burgers look awesome! Love your new look, thanks for the info!

  28. #
    Anne@frommysweetheart — September 23, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    Cassie….I LOVE ‘anything buffalo’ too! Especially when paired with chicken! These look fabulous and I love the new look of your site!

  29. #
    Deborah — September 24, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    Looks like we have the same tastes!! Love the sound of this burger- I’ve got to try it out!!

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    Baking Serendipity — September 24, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    I love the new look! And the burgers 🙂 I’m always game for a non-beef burger, but it’s hard to find an option that will please my husband too. This is definitely it!

  31. #
    Angie@Angiesrecipes — September 24, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    The burger looks so COOL!

  32. #
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — October 1, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    This burger looks absolutely delicious!

  33. #
    marla — October 1, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    Such a fun & creative idea for burgers 🙂

  34. #
    Julia — October 5, 2011 @ 5:24 am

    Oh I wish I had one of these right now! The pictures have made me so hungry!


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