I am of the mind that there is nothing better than a good burger (which, despite my love affair with veggies, is probably the number one reason I could never be a vegetarian; and yes, I realize that there are some fabulous meat-free burgers out there!).
Maybe the only thing better than a good burger is a plate of piping hot Buffalo wings done right.
Ok, so taking it one step further, the absolute only thing better than both of those things is a combination of the two. And that’s how this Buffalo Chicken Burger was born.
Because this burger is a play on Buffalo chicken wings, ground chicken was the obvious choice instead of beef, lamb, or turkey. Never fear though, this burger is both flavorful and moist, two things that can be a little more difficult with chicken burgers than beef burgers. The secret to keeping these burgers moist is in the sautéed butter/onion mix; however, the hot sauce (along with the butter that’s used to sauté the onion) is crucial for the perfect Buffalo wing sauce flavor. Also, one of the most crucial things is to not overcook the burgers! It’s somewhat of an art form to catch them when they’re just done before they have the chance to dry out. It’s well worth the effort though.
Spicy Blue Cheese Celery Slaw really helps drive home the Buffalo effect of this burger; the slaw is mostly celery (a must-have with Buffalo wings!) along with a touch of carrot, in a spicy blue cheese dressing. Yum.
This is fabulous party food or game day food, so the timing couldn’t be better. Make these burgers for the Super Bowl this weekend and it won’t matter if your team wins, lol. (Kidding! Of course. I know how seriously die-hard fans take their football. :) )
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