Blue Ribbon Barbecue Chicken Cheeseburgers

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:


  • 8 thick-cut strips of bacon (1/2 pound)
  • thinly sliced tomato, for serving
  • thinly sliced red onion, for serving
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • barbecue sauce, for brushing
  • 4 slices of aged cheddar cheese
  • freshly ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1.5 Pound ground chicken
  • shredded iceberg lettuce, for serving


  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, turning once, until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain and cut the strips in half. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet.
  2. Form the chicken into four 1/2-inch-thick patties and season generously with salt and pepper. Add the patties to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat until browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip the burgers, top with the cheese and crisp bacon and cook until the cheese is melted and the burgers are just cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  3. Spread barbecue sauce on the bottom buns and top with the cheeseburgers, sliced onion, tomato and lettuce. Close the burgers and serve right away.

Recipe Credit: Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg
Image Credit: Con Poulos

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