BBQ Chicken Burgers with Easy Slaw

Makes 6 burgers.

For slaw:

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage coleslaw mix

For burgers:

  • 1 ½ pounds ground chicken
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup prepared barbecue sauce to serve
  • 6 hamburger buns, toasted
  • extra barbecue sauce

First, prepare the slaw. In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, mayonnaise, honey, and cayenne; add coleslaw mix, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Begin heating a large grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high while preparing chicken patties. Mix ground chicken, eggs, breadcrumbs, and barbecue sauce together in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and form into 6 patties. Once grill is hot, grease grates and cook burgers until they are firm to the touch and cooked through, about 7 minutes a side, taking care when flipping.

Top burgers with prepared slaw, and serve on toasted buns with extra barbecue sauce.

Cook’s Tip: Before the burgers are cooked, the patties are quite delicate, so be sure to handle them gently.

This recipe by Charlotte Fekete first appeared in the June 2009 issue of Our State.

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