Poifect Cluck, Cluck Burgers (Chicken Burgers)

"You get the good honest taste of the chicken in this recipe. Great for a family BBQ or pan fry the burgers ,either way they are good."
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  • Beat egg.
  • Mix in cheese breadcrumbs, onion, water, mustard, salt and garlic.
  • Mix in the chicken and shape into 4 patties, 3/4" thick.
  • Pan fry or barbecue over medium heat for 12-14 minutes, turning once or until no longer pink inside.

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  1. Jug OMud
    Love this recipe!!! Have made it many times, and always with a little tweak...something I seldom do, but it works for me with this dish. For the bread crumbs, I use dry chicken stuffing mix (which I grind down in my food processor). I always omit the water and usually add just a wee bit more of the stuffing as the chicken tends to be quite moist. I serve this bad boy on a toasted bun with only a dollop of lingonberry sauce on top (yeah, the stuff you eat with swedish meatballs). For me, this is the clencher and makes me crave this sandwich even more. I just love it. I am sure it would probably go well with cranberry sauce, too, but I can never bring myself to try because I love the lingonberry so much! This has pretty much replaced regular hamburgers in my household...and I couldn't be happier! Thank you.
  2. SolightlyUK
    This is tasty, but I thought it wasn't worth all the effort. I had some trouble with it being too moist and had to keep adding breadcrumbs (and then cheese when I ran out of breadcrumbs) and it still never got firm enough for me to trust putting the patties on the grill. I could just see the grill going right through them, so I fried them... and the cheese stuck to the pan, darn it. They looked like a disaster by the time I got them to the table. Admittedly, my husband thought they were delicious, but he wasn't the one that had to deal with the pan... You know, maybe the ground chicken I got was just juicier than most? I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt with 3 stars.
  3. love4culinary
    HM! I guess my review of these never went through! I've made these twice now, once with ground turkey and once with ground chicken, and both times they tasted fabulous :-) I love the addition of the dijon mustard and parm. cheese :-) Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!! I'll be making these regularly :-)
  4. Gretchen W.
    My tweak was using a 1.3 lb package of ground turkey with the same ingredients as written and some sauteed Vidalia onions which added a nice sweetness. Baked in the a 375 oven for 15ish minutes then pan seared on stovetop for a crusty sear. Delicious!
  5. nisea916
    I'm so sorry Bergy, but we didn't care for these burgers. I had no problem with them holding together, but there was no flavor whatsoever. The garlic, mustard and onion didn't even come through. I will make again but will stray from the original recipe to suit our taste. Thank you for the recipe. I'm always interested in trying new recipes.


    This was really good! I used Pecorino Romano cheese as I am allergic to cow's milk, added Cajun seasoning, left out the garlic, and used brown rice leftover in place of the breadcrumbs since I have a gluten intolerance. I also paired it with the Sweet Potato Oven fries and Avocado Dip recipe on this site.
  2. Jillbeaner
    Thanks again Bergy! I did make a few changes: Dried red onion, and jarred minced garlic (small kids don't like onion, and this seems to disguise it for them) plus I used 1 tsp dry mustard, don't care for dijon so not in my house; and I always use quick oats instead of bread crumbs... pan fried them and the whole family ate it all up! thanks again for a healthier alternative!
    This was my first attempt at using ground chicken & while they were good, I do agree with a reviewer that they need some parsely or italian seasoning for some extra zip. I also noticed that ground chicken is more "wet" than ground beef but I had no problem with the burgers holding together on the grill-they were just moist & had to be handled carefully :-). I used 1/4 tsp garlic powder for the cloves instead. Thanks for sharing; will keep this recipe in mind for the future :-).


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