Buffalo Chicken Burgers
1lb ground chicken
1 tblsp butter
3/4 C hot/buffalo sauce (I prefer Frank's red hot, but use your fav)
1/2 of an onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 C shredded carrots
1/4 C panko bread crumbs
1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional for extra heat)
For the Blue Cheese Spread
1/3 C store bought blue cheese dressing
1 tblsp mayonnaise
2 stalks celery, finely diced
For the burgers: Combine the butter, hot sauce, onion and garlic in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. bring to a slight boil and reduce heat to medium, cook stirring often for about 15 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened, allow to cool. Prepare a baking sheet with a strip of aluminum foil and a coating of non stick spray. In a bowl mix the chicken, about 3/4 of the hot sauce mixture, carrots, bread crumbs, cayenne and a pinch of salt and black pepper with your hands until just combined - mixture will be sticky. Form mixture into 4-6 patties (depending on how big you want them), place patties on prepared baking sheet, cover with another piece of foil or wax paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, this will help the patties stick together. Cook either on a grill or in a skillet preheated to medium high for appx. 4 minutes on each side, while basting with reserved hot sauce mixture. Serve on a toasted bun with a smear of blue cheese spread.
For the spread: mix all the ingredients - so easy!