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Two Great House-Made Chicken Burgers to Add to Your Menu

Burgers are traditional American fare, but there are certain customers who may not order them because they're watching their fat intake. Including a few chicken burgers on your bar and grill menu is a good way to cater to these more health-conscious customers. Those who've had your beef burgers time and time again may also enjoy trying something different. Here are two house-made chicken burger recipes your customers will love.

Cranberry and Goat Cheese Burgers

These burgers have a wonderful combination of sweet and savory flavors. They're sure to be a hit during the fall months when cranberries are in season. The recipe makes 12 burgers.


  • 4 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ cup sweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plain, unseasoned bread crumbs

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix gently to combine. Do not overwork the meat, as this may make it tough. Divide the meat into 12 portions. Shape each portion into a patty that's about ¾ inch thick. Place the burgers on a baking sheet and cover them lightly with plastic wrap. Store in the cooler.

When a customer orders a burger, cook it to order on a medium-hot griddle for about 6 minutes per side. Serve on a bun topped with honey mustard, lettuce, and some more goat cheese – or any other toppings you think may be suitable.

Garlic and Rosemary Burgers

These well-seasoned burgers are just bursting with the flavors of pungent garlic and fresh rosemary. Serve them with a side of roasted red potatoes for a really comforting meal. The recipe makes enough for 12 burgers.


  • 4 pounds ground chicken
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, minced
  • ½ cup onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 cup plain, unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and mix them together gently. Divide the mixture into 12 portions, and shape each into a patty. Aim to make the patties about 1 inch thick this time. The thicker patty helps accentuate the flavors of the garlic and herbs. Line the burgers up on a baking sheet, and cover them in plastic wrap. Store in the cooler.

Cook the burgers to order for about 7 minutes per side on a medium-hot griddle or grill. Serve them on buns with sliced onion, lettuce, and a little mayonnaise.