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Buffalo chicken burger in a lettuce wrap topped with buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing. Behind it is a pile of French fries.
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Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

Juicy Buffalo Chicken Burgers made with ground chicken and a homemade buffalo sauce. Topped with a healthy blue dressing for the perfect grilled chicken burgers. Gluten-free, low carb, and paleo and Whole30 compliant without the blue cheese dressing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo Chicken Burgers, Grilled Chicken Burgers, Spicy Chicken Burgers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 210kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ghee (melted/softened)
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I like Franks)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • salt, to taste

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

  • 1 pound ground chicken breast (I used 97/3)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions (65 grams)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • for serving: lettuce buns, lettuce, tomato, onion...

Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons greek yogurt (I used 0%)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Make the buffalo sauce by combining the hot sauce, ghee, lemon juice, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper is a small bowl or jar. Set aside.
  • Add the ground chicken, diced onion, minced garlic, salt and pepper, and 2 1/2 tablespoons of the buffalo sauce to a medium bowl. Mix to combine and form into 4 equal sized patties. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate and freeze for 5-10 minutes to firm up.
  • While the burgers rest, make the blue cheese dressing by mixing yogurt, blue cheese, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Once the grill is hot and the burgers are chilled, removed the freezer. Brush one side with a little more buffalo sauce and place face down on grill over direct heat. Grill for 5 minutes, brush exposed side with more buffalo sauce, flip, and cook for another 4-5 more minutes or until cooked through and reach 165 degrees internally. Make sure the utensil touching the raw chicken doesn't go into the buffalo sauce as the extra is used to top the burger.
  • Top burgers with remaining buffalo sauce and blue cheese sauce and serve in lettuce wraps or buns with additional toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

for paleo/Whole30, leave off the blue cheese dressing and substitute with ranch or dressing of choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger with buffalo sauce and blue cheese | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 0.4mg