Southern "Fried" Chicken Burgers
Southern "Fried" Chicken Burgers

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: under 1 hour
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cook: 34 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 361kcal (18%)
  • 550mg (23%) Sodium
  • 37g Carbs
  • 4g Fiber
  • 12g (19%) Fat
  • 3g (15%) Saturated Fat
  • 5g Sugars
  • 28g Protein
  • 188mg (19%) Calcium
  • 3mg (19%) Iron
361kcal (18%)550mg (23%)37g4g12g (19%)5g28g3g (15%)
Buttermilk and seasonings give this juicy burger the flavor of spicy fried chicken.


  • For Coleslaw:
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 cups loosely packed pre-shredded coleslaw mix
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • For Burgers:
  • 5 whole wheat English muffins
  • 1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 6 teaspoons honey mustard



1. To make coleslaw, stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and celery seed in a medium bowl. Add coleslaw mix and stir well to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve. 2. To make burgers, tear one English muffin into chunks and add to food processor. Process for about 10 seconds to make medium bread crumbs. In a large bowl, stir together crumbs, buttermilk, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt. 3. Add ground chicken and mix well, using your hands or a large spoon. Form into four patties about 3 1/2 inches wide and three-quarters of an inch thick. 4. Place patties on a lightly oiled grill and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Flip burgers and cook 5 to 6 minutes more, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a burger reaches 165°F. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil. 5. Split remaining English muffins and lightly toast on the grill. To serve, spread one side of each muffin with 1 1/2 teaspoons honey mustard. Top each with a burger, one-third cup coleslaw, and the other muffin half.
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