Welcome to the world of the Cowboy Chicken Burger! This juicy, delicious burger is made with ground chicken, fresh diced jalapeño, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped bacon all mixed together and grilled to perfection. The chicken burger is then topped with grilled onions and our chipotle bbq sauce. Served with our baked parmesan russet potatoes and fresh grilled zucchini and squash mixture, this is one meal you'll want to saddle up for!
We chose to make this burger with ground chicken for a couple reasons. Chicken is generally a leaner protein than beef. This means that it has less fat and cholesterol, which can be beneficial for your health. Chicken is also a good source of niacin, phosphorus, and selenium. These nutrients are important for maintaining your energy levels, cell health, and metabolism. Additionally, chicken is a good source of protein, which can help you maintain a healthy weight and muscle mass.
There's just something about chicken, bacon, jalapeño, and cheese that makes them the perfect combination. They're all so flavorful and complementary to each other. The chicken is juicy and tender, the bacon is crispy and salty, the jalapeño adds a nice kick of heat, and the cheese ties it all together. It's the perfect blend of flavors and textures. This delicious quartet is perfectly paired with grilled onions and chipotle bbq sauce for a meal that will leave you wanting more.
How to cook our Cowboy Chicken Burger
1 lb Ground Chicken
3 Tbsp Fresh Jalapeno, diced and seeded ( remove the membrane and seeds)
1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/2 Cup Cooked Bacon, chopped
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
1- Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
2- Weight on a scale to evenly portion 4 chicken patties.
3- Cook on a flat top grill, skillet, or cast iron skillet until internal temperature is 165 degrees. \
Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
This sauce is perfect for those who like a little bit of spice with their barbecue. It has a great smoky flavor from the chipotle peppers, and the sweetness of the barbecue sauce helps to balance it out. This sauce is also fantastic on chicken or pork. Give it a try next time you're grilling!
1- 18oz Bottle Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
1- 7oz Can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1- Blend the chipotle peppers with 1/4 cup water in a blender until smooth.
2- Mix together the entire bottle of BBQ Sauce, 1/4 cup blended chipotle peppers and garlic powder in a blender until combined.
Sides and Toppings!
Sautéing yellow onions is a great way to add flavor to any dish. In this case, we're using them to top off a delicious cowboy burger. To make the perfect sautéed onion, start by slicing the onion thinly. Then, heat up some olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion slices to the pan. Cook the onions for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until they're soft and golden brown. Once they're done, remove them from the heat and top your Cowboy Chicken Burger!
Baked Parmesan Russet Potato Fries
These Parmesan fries are the perfect accompaniment to any meal! They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and the Parmesan adds a delicious cheesy flavor.
2 lbs Russet Potatoes, cut into wedges
1/4 Cup Dried Parsley
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
3/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1- Pre-heat your even to 350 degrees. Wash and cut your russet potatoes
2- Mix all ingredients together
3- Cover baking sheet with a non-stick spray of your choice
4- Line potatoes on baking sheet and cook in oven for 25 minutes
Zucchini and Squash Mixture
1 Yellow Squash
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1- Wash and cut the zucchini and squash into cube bite size pieces
2- Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper
3- Sautéed in a hot pan until tender
Different Toppings to go on a Chicken Burger
There are endless possibilities when it comes to what sides and toppings to put on a chicken burger. The key is to find flavors that compliment the chicken. Here are some different sides and toppings to try on your chicken burger:
- Sliced avocado
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Fresh tomato slices
- Cheddar cheese
- A1 Sauce
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Be creative and experiment with different flavors to find what you like best. A chicken burger is a blank canvas, so have fun with it!
Different Sides to go with a Chicken Burger
There are many delicious sides that go great with a chicken burger. Fries are always a classic and popular choice, but there are plenty of other options to choose from as well. A simple side salad goes well with a chicken burger, or you could try something heartier like roasted potatoes or sweet potato fries. For a bit of added flavor, top your fries with some cheese, seasonings or dipping sauce.
If you're looking for something a bit more unique, why not try pairing your chicken burger with avocado toast? The creamy avocado pairs perfectly with the crispy chicken, and the toast provides a delicious crunch. Another fun option is to pair your chicken burger with onion rings. The sweetness of the onions compliments the chicken perfectly.
No matter what sides you choose, chicken burgers are always a delicious option. With so many different flavors to choose from, there's sure to be a perfect pairing for everyone. So next time you're planning a cookout or looking for a new burger recipe, be sure to give our Cowboy Chicken Burger a try!