These burgers are a mainstay around our house! When we were putting together or Favorite Chicken Recipes Cookbook a few years ago, I made this recipe one Sunday afternoon, and forgot to tell my husband the name of it...He bit into his burger, and said, "These taste like buffalo wings!" I told him this must be a well-named recipe, because they are actually called buffalo chicken burgers! Adapted from a prize-winning recipe in Healthy Cooking, we could tell right away that our SCD version was a winner to us, too!
The sauce is on the spicy side, so if you or your family is a fan of spicy food this one is for you. My boys don't love spicy food, so I serve these with BBQ sauce or honey for them. Sometimes I like to add a few slices of cheddar cheese, cubed, to the meat mixture. The cheese drips down onto the pan and caramelizes, offering a tasty crunchy bit now and then. YUM.
These are so classic and delicious that I always make a double batch and either serve it again that week or freeze the extra patties for a night when I need a break.
The Tangy Sauce adds a lot to the recipe with its blue cheese flavor and crunchy texture.
So, without further ado, the recipes!
Buffalo Chicken Burgers
• 2 Tbs. chopped red bell pepper
• 4 Tbs. thinly sliced green onions, divided
• 1 Tbs. unsweetened apple sauce
• ¼ tsp. salt
• ¼ tsp. crushed garlic
• ¼ tsp. pepper
• 1 lb. ground chicken (no additives)
• lettuce leaves for wrapping
• (Hamburger buns for non-SCDers)
In a large bowl, combine the bell pepper, 2 Tbs. green onions, applesauce, salt,
garlic, and pepper. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into four
burgers. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat
thermometer reads 165 degrees and juices run clear., basting occasionally with
some of the Chile Sauce. Serve wrapped in lettuce leaves; top each patty with 2
Tbs. Tangy Slaw, some Chile Sauce, and a sprinkle of remaining green onions.
Alternatively, cook the patties in an oiled pan on the stove top, flipping several
times until fully cooked and browned. Wrap in lettuce and serve with Chile Sauce
and Tangy Slaw on the side.
• ½ cup legal tomato juice (we use Campbell's original)
• 1 tsp. each; honey, vinegar; liquid hot pepper sauce (we use Tabasco
• ¼ tsp. each; cloves and cinnamon
• 1 Tbs. real butter
In a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients, bring to a boil;simmer until
reduced by half. Use Chile Sauce to baste meat patties and save a little to top each
• ¼ c. each; thinly sliced celery and shredded apple
• 2 Tbs. homemade SCD yogurt
• 2 tsp. each; crumbled blue cheese and finely chopped walnuts
Combine celery, apple, yogurt, blue cheese, and walnuts. Set aside until it's time
to top the burgers.
Here are the printables!
Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Chile Sauce & Tangy Slaw
A few tips:
I hope you love these burgers as much as our family does!
Hi! I'm Erin, from over at NoMoreCrohns.com. I know firsthand the healing power of food, and I love to share delicious recipes with you! While everything I make is free of gluten, grains, lactose, and refined sugar, none is short on flavor! It is flavor first for good health here. Enjoy.
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