Georgia Grown Chicken Bacon Burgers

Georgia Grown Chicken Bacon Burgers

Chef Greg Lipman's Featured Recipe "Georgia Grown Chicken Bacon Burgers" from the 2019 Georgia National Fair Georgia Grown Event Stage

  • 4 Pounds  
    chicken thighs
  • ½ Pound  
    Applewood-smoked bacon
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon  
    red pepper flakes
  • ¼ Cup  
    Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon  
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  
    granulated garlic
  • 1/2  
    Yellow onion, diced fine
  • Salt and pepper
  • *******Toppings (optional):*******
  • Butter lettuce
  • Sautéed Vidalia or sweet onions
  • Pepper jelly
  • Brioche or Hawaiian style buns

Dice chicken thighs and bacon into ½ inch pieces. Place onto a baking sheet that will fit in your freezer and freeze for 20-30 minutes. Place into the bowl of a food processor with olive oil, and onion, and pulse until very finely chopped, but bits of bacon and chicken remain. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until incorporated. Taste for seasoning by rolling a little of the mixture into a ball and placing in the microwave for 20 seconds to cook. Add more salt and pepper if necessary, then form into patties and place onto a baking sheet until ready to cook.

Cook to 165 degrees and serve on grilled and buttered buns with butter lettuce, pepper jelly, and onions.

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