Spicy Cheesy Chicken Burgers -- Chicken burgers don't have to be boring! This Spicy Cheesy Chicken Burger is packed with a flavorful kick, covered in a delicious cheese sauce, and served on a toasted brioche bun | wearenotmartha.com
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Spicy Cheesy Chicken Burgers

Chicken burgers don't have to be boring! This Spicy Cheesy Chicken Burger is packed with a flavorful kick, covered in a delicious cheese sauce, and served on a toasted brioche bun.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entree, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Sauce, Chicken Burgers, Spicy Burgers
Servings: 4 burger
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (from about 4 cloves)
  • 3 Tbsp diced jalapeño pepper (from about 1 pepper)
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Olive oil, for brushing grill or pan
  • 4 brioche rolls (or rolls of your choice), toasted
  • 4 leaves Butter/Boston Lettuce
  • Cheese Sauce (recipe below)
  • Caramelized Onions (recipe below)

Cheese Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese (or cheese of your choice)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

Caramelized Onions

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Add chicken, garlic, jalapeño, panko, milk, salt, pepper, and cayenne to a large bowl. Use your hands to combine. Form 4 patties with mixture.
  • Add 1 Tbsp oil to grill pan or skillet (or oil grill grates) over medium heat. Place chicken patties in pan and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until cooked through (internal temperature of burger should be 165 degrees).
  • Place a leaf of lettuce on each toasted brioche bun. Top with chicken burgers. Spoon cheese sauce over burgers and top with caramelized onions.

Cheese Sauce

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir flour into mixture and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in milk and simmer for about 2 minutes to thicken a bit. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in cheese, until melted and smooth. Stir in salt and cayenne.
  • Place chicken burgers on brioche rolls and spoon cheese sauce over them. Top with caramelized onions.
  • Add butter and 1 Tbsp olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When butter is melted, add onions. 
  • Continue cooking for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so, until onions are well caramelized. Stir in salt and pepper.