Apple Butter Onion Chicken Burgers

These apple butter onion chicken burgers are the perfect game day and outdoor grilling burgers. They are packed full of sweet apple butter flavor and pair perfectly with smoked Gouda cheese and homemade apple butter caramelized onions. You’ll love these burgers! These apple butter onion chicken burgers are the perfect game day and outdoor grilling burgers. They are packed full of sweet apple butter flavor and pair perfectly with smoked Gouda cheese and homemade apple butter caramelized onions. You’ll love these burgers!

This post is sponsored by Musselman’s. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

I’m straddling this weird time of the year where I’m still half craving comfort food and half craving light spring food. I want a big hearty burger with a fresh side salad or pot roast with spring peas. You get it. BUT it’s still basketball season so my husband declares that “man food” is still in season. But really that just means he wants a burger and I’m happy to oblige because I’m a burger girl through and through.

Now, if you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I LOVE making chicken burgers. While I will always love red meat I really do think chicken burgers are crazy delicious. They can be packed with TONS of flavor and always turn out juicy and delicious.

These apple butter onion chicken burgers are the perfect game day and outdoor grilling burgers. They are packed full of sweet apple butter flavor and pair perfectly with smoked Gouda cheese and homemade apple butter caramelized onions. You’ll love these burgers!

So, this time around I went with Musselman’s apple butter to bring in some flavor. You guys – you know I love this stuff but OMGOMGOMG in a burger it’s life changing! Plus I made apple butter caramelized onions because the more apple butter the merrier.

Right?

These apple butter onion chicken burgers are the perfect game day and outdoor grilling burgers. They are packed full of sweet apple butter flavor and pair perfectly with smoked Gouda cheese and homemade apple butter caramelized onions. You’ll love these burgers!

I also really love the little dose of sweetness the apple butter brings to the mix. I also seasoned the meat with fresh minced cilantro, cumin and smoked paprika. It’s seriously a flavor party packed between 2 buns. Oh, and because I love cheese I threw on a little smoked Gouda cheese as well.

These apple butter onion chicken burgers are the perfect game day and outdoor grilling burgers. They are packed full of sweet apple butter flavor and pair perfectly with smoked Gouda cheese and homemade apple butter caramelized onions. You’ll love these burgers!

Want to know something funny? I used to HATE smoked Gouda with a deep and fiery passion. Then all of a sudden I didn’t hate it. How weird is that? Either way, I’m happy I like it now because it was the PERFECT fit for these apple butter onion chicken burgers!

{Looking for more chicken burger recipes? Try my Greek Chicken Burgers with Greek Yogurt Sauce, Chicken Tandoori Burger, Thai Chicken Burger, Open Face BBQ Chicken Burger with Peach Corn Salsa or my Chicken Souvlaki Burger}

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Apple Butter Onion Chicken Burgers

These apple butter onion chicken burgers are the perfect game day and outdoor grilling burgers. They are packed full of sweet apple butter flavor and pair perfectly with smoked Gouda cheese and homemade apple butter caramelized onions. You’ll love these burgers!

Yield: 4 full-size burgers or 6 sliders

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

For burgers:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Musselman’s apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup grated smoked Gouda cheese
  • 4 full-size burger buns or 6 slider buns

For onions:

  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Musselman’s apple butter

Directions:

For burgers:
In a bowl add ground chicken, panko bread crumbs apple butter, cilantro, cumin, smoked paprika, kosher salt and ground pepper. Mix together until combined. I use my hands to do this as I find it the easiest option. Shape into 6 slider or 4 full-size burgers.

If cooking your burgers on a grill preheat your grill to medium heat and grill until fully cooked – about 8-10 minutes depending on size. Top each burger with cheese and let melt.

If cooking your burgers in a pan heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat and cook until one side is browned, flip and continue cooking until fully cooked and brown on each side. Top each burger with cheese and let melt.

After the burgers are cooked place on buns and top with apple butter onions.

For onions:
Remove the papery skin from the onion and trim off the top and bottom. Cut in half and thinly slice.

In a 12-inch skillet add olive oil and set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add in the onions, kosher salt and pepper. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the onions are soft and caramelized. Add in the apple butter and stir to combine. Keep warm while your burgers cook.

7 Responses to “Apple Butter Onion Chicken Burgers”

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    Jen — March 31, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I’m like you, I’ll never say no to a burger especially one this delicious looking!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — April 1, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I’m not a big apple butter fan, but I’d make an exception for on of these burgers! They look freakin’ incredible!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — April 1, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Whoa these look all kinds of amazing!

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    Katerina @ diethood .com — April 2, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Oh my goodness, I want one right now!! These look absolutely amaaazing!! YUM!!

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    Krista — April 2, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    What a delicious twist on burgers! I cannot wait to try this!

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    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar — April 3, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Oh man! I could go for one of these for lunch! Those caramelized onions on top look to die for!

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig — April 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Wowzer, bring these on,.

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