Bacon Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and BBQ Mayo + a Grilling Package Giveaway

by heidi on June 19, 2014

I try my best when it comes to cooking and baking from scratch for my family and friends. But sometimes, the time it takes to cook from scratch takes a back seat to having fun in the sun. Today I have a great recipe and $100 Grilling Giveaway at the end of this post that’ll help you balance the two.

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My dad taught me something early in life. You always want to have back-ups. Whether it’s extra rolls of toilet paper, another pair of your favorite flip-flops, or having enough pickle relish on hand to feed the Spanish marines (one of my mom’s favorite sayings), you gotta have extras for those times in need.

That’s why my freezer is my friend. Frozen veggies, frozen shrimp and of course, ice cream. They’re all at the ready when in need in the kitchen. Recently, I’ve added a new freezer back-up that’s become a summer staple. Gold’n Plump Chicken Patties.Grilled-Chicken-Burgers-foodiecrush.com-005

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I didn’t know about Gold’n Plump Chicken Patties until I was contacted about trying these products. I’ve bought their fresh packages of chicken breasts and thighs when I’ve done my grocery shopping at Target so I knew I liked its Midwest, family-farm mentality. So when I discovered they made a chicken back-up I could have on hand for quick dinner eats, I said sign me up.

And man, oh, man. I’m telling you, these babies are good!

After a day of swimming with Smudge and her pals that left me with zero enthusiasm to spend much time in the kitchen prepping dinner, I pulled out a six-patty pack of the Gold’n Plump chicken burgers from the freezer and set the grill to high.

Our friend Adam, who is a self-professed cooking enthusiast, stopped by to kick back for a chat and a brew. Because isn’t that what summertime evenings are all about? While he and my husband, G Dawg, sat on the deck swapping fashion advice and retail strategies (no, I’m not kidding), Smudge and I sliced some tomatoes, mashed a few avocados for homemade guac and created our version of BBQ fry sauce. Perfect for chicken burger dipping.

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15 minutes later, dinner was on the outdoor table. Stacked high and ready to be devoured, the chicken patties were juicy and meaty. “I could have those over hamburgers anytime,” my husband reported. “I like the sauce with them, too.”

The next day, our friend Adam wanted to know if we were grilling up more chicken burgers. Hmmm, fancy that. Was he hinting around for more fashion advice or another dinner invite? G Dawg told him I had actually made a few more that day to photograph for this post. Adam said he’d been thinking about them since we had them the night before and how much flavor the chicken had. And how meaty the patties were. And how he thought they were a lot juicier than turkey and had much more flavor. Adam is an analyzer, and apparently, these burgers made a serious impression.

I think the boys will both be asking me to grill these again. Better yet, THEY can grill them up for ME, and I can sit on the deck and throw back a few while the men are making cooking magic…my kind of plan!

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About my chicken burger recipe:

These chicken patties are a healthier alternative to beef burgers (with the original flavor having 56% less fat!) and with each patty weighing in at 1/3 pound each, they’re a perfectly sized bite. I also really liked them because they didn’t shrink after grilling and fit perfectly on my favorite pretzel bun.

The patties come in Original, Bacon & Cheddar, and Mushroom & Swiss. The flavor is all in the burger so no need for extra cheese. Good news for the swimsuit.

I doctored these bad boys up with a quick and easy guacamole and a big slice of tomato with fresh lettuce leaves from the garden. Not that they needed any extra flavor, but, as usual, I can’t seem to leave well enough alone. 

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and BBQ Mayo

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and BBQ Mayo

Ingredients

2 avocados, pitted and peeled
1/8 cup white onion, minced
1 lime, juiced
1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder
a few shakes of garlic salt
kosher salt
4 Gold 'n Plump Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Patties, frozen
4 pretzel buns
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 cup BBQ sauce
1 large tomato, sliced
8 leafs of lettuce

Instructions

  1. Heat the grill to high.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mash the avocado then mix in the onion, lime juice, chipotle powder, garlic salt and kosher salt and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  3. Wipe the grill with vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray and cook the Chicken Patties according to package directions, about 9-11 minutes, or until cooked through, turning once or twice.
  4. Butter the cut sides of the pretzel buns and toast on the grill until golden.
  5. Mix the mayonnaise and the BBQ sauce in a small bowl.
  6. Layer the buns with lettuce, Chicken Patties, guacamole, tomato. Slather BBQ mayo sauce on the top bun and serve.
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And now for a Grilling Giveaway.

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To make your summer easy in the kitchen, or out on the grill, Gold ‘n Plump is giving away a prize package worth over $100 to one lucky winner. 

What’s included in the prize package: 

1 each of > Cutlery Set, Water Bottle, Cutboard, Shears, Fleece Blanket, Apron Grill Set plus $30 in coupons for Gold ‘n Plump Chicken Patties.

Just enter in the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple ways to enter the giveaway. To start the giveaway entry in the form below, simply log in with your name and a valid e-mail address then click on LEAVE A BLOG POST COMMENT and follow the instructions. Terms and conditions are listed in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Good luck, and happy grilling! 

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Gold ‘n Plump. As always, thank you for reading and supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. This post may contain affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Luke June 19, 2014 at 1:35 am

Grilled red onions, no doubt.

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cori June 19, 2014 at 4:03 am

Avocado and smoked cheddar

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JC June 19, 2014 at 4:44 am

My mom always made chicken Ceasar burgers with an extra thick ceasar dressing lettuce, onion and tomato. It was amazing!

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grace June 19, 2014 at 5:25 am

either guacamole and salsa or barbecue sauce and pineapple. can’t lose either way.

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Nicole-Lynn June 19, 2014 at 7:27 am

My favorite toppings are red onions, cheddar cheese and lettuce. Yummy! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Kelly D June 19, 2014 at 7:32 am

I like ketchup and cheese,

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Lily Sheng June 19, 2014 at 8:33 am

A grilled pineapple ring!

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Cori R. June 19, 2014 at 8:40 am

I like cheese, but now I’ll try avocados. Looks great.

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Erika June 19, 2014 at 8:44 am

Pesto and bacon!

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Christine from Cook the Story June 19, 2014 at 8:49 am

What a delicious looking burger!

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Diane June 19, 2014 at 9:20 am

My fav toppings are tomatoes, ranch dressing and BACON! I just printed this recipe and plan on making it this weekend while sitting by the pool. Thanks for stating where you can purchase the patties.

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets June 19, 2014 at 9:35 am

Mmmmm, love everything you put on this chicken burger. All my favorites. Now I need to get a box of those burgers!!

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Nataly Carbonell June 19, 2014 at 9:52 am

I love avocado!

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Heather June 19, 2014 at 9:55 am

I would have to say I would love to make an Italian style chicken burger with marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella!

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Megan's Cookin' June 19, 2014 at 9:56 am

lettuce, tomato, and avocado are my favorite toppings!

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Lori Connors June 19, 2014 at 9:58 am

Bacon….everything is better with bacon!

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Megan T. June 19, 2014 at 9:58 am

Guacamole!

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Katy June 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

I love the avocado idea! I always add bacon to mine.. This would be an awesome combo

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Karen June 19, 2014 at 10:03 am

Looks great! Going to make in the near future :)

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Susan P June 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

lettuce, tomato, and onion–makes my mouth water!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl June 19, 2014 at 10:26 am

I need this in my life! Love having healthy options in the freezer.

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Kate June 19, 2014 at 10:34 am

I like mayo, grilled onions, and cheese!

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jessica z June 19, 2014 at 10:53 am

I love avocado, queso fresca, and jalapeños on my chicken burgers!

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Dawn June 19, 2014 at 10:56 am

I love a slice of grilled pineapple on top of a chicken burger.

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Alina June 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

Mayo, red onions, avocado and cheese please!

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Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files June 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

I loveeee bacon and guac with some pineapple! So delish!

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Sean C June 19, 2014 at 11:03 am

Lettuce, tomato, red onion and guac!

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Katie June 19, 2014 at 11:07 am

I like lettuce, tomato, mayo.

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Liz June 19, 2014 at 11:10 am

Lettuce and tomato!

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Candice June 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

Mushrooms with a spicy aioli

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Laura B. June 19, 2014 at 11:14 am

I like guacamole and bacon on my chicken burgers. Yum!

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Jamie June 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

Bacon and Guac!

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Sarah G June 19, 2014 at 11:22 am

I love to add some ham, swiss cheese, spinach, and dijon mustard to my chicken burgers for a chicken cordon bleu burger.

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Sandy Headtke June 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

My favorite topping is Hatch’s green chilies and jack cheese

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Denise June 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

I like BBQ sauce, avocado, bacon and grilled onion

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Becki @ Bites 'n Brews June 19, 2014 at 11:36 am

Always love guacamole on a burger, no matter what meat it is!

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Jenn June 19, 2014 at 11:52 am

Sliced avocado!

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Elizabeth T June 19, 2014 at 11:52 am

I like avocado, pepper-jack cheese, sliced tomato, red onion, baby spinach & a dab of Dijon mustard. Your Chicken Burger looks good enough to eat=) I wish those burgers were available here in San Diego!

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Jill Waldren June 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

My favorite Chicken Burger toppings are avocado,sea salt pita chips and thin sliced tomatoes. Seriously,you need to try the pita chips ON the chicken burger!

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Ive Anderson June 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I just LOVED, Red Onion & Vidalia Onion. Yummy!

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Laura Z. June 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Lettuce and mayo.

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Yashica June 19, 2014 at 12:42 pm

mayo, lettuce, tomato on any burger

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Sara MacKay June 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

1. Anything with avocado!
2. Something cheesy with a berry compote!
Yum!

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Corinne June 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

some jalapenos and mayo (with tomato and lettuce, too!)

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Tabitha June 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I like cheese.
Tomato,lettuce,onion and mustard.

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SandyN June 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Onion, mayo, mustard, avocado, and pickles.

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Dana June 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

guac, salsa, and jalepeno

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Jessie C. June 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I like onion and cheese.

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Courtney @ Neighborfood June 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm

I can never resist a burger with guacamole, but cheese is always a requirement.

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Joey June 19, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Cheese,bacon and jalapenos.

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Sarah June 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Pepperjack and avocado

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natalie @ wee eats June 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

guacamole and chipotle mayo

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Sarah June 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Guacamole and queso sauce. MMMM.

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Angie Jerde June 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I love all toppings and the more the better : ) I am a huge fan of jalapenos, guac, blue cheese and even onion rings to name a few!

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Heather June 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Avocado and homegrown tomatoes!

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking June 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Oh baby. What a burger!!!! Hmmm… fave toppings…. pickled radishes or pickled red onions and avocado of course!!!!

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Naomi June 19, 2014 at 3:27 pm

This sounds so good, I love making burgers and especially with avocado, grilled onions, bacon and cheese. Love the idea of using chicken patties, my kids will eat that!

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Beth Cato June 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Cheese and sliced avocado.

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Patti June 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

These look so delicious, they are on my list. I like a good sauce, tomato, dill pickles and lettuce.
The Guacamole looks so good, I’ll try it your way. I always love your posts.

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Sara W. June 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm

The addition of bacon + avocado = delicious!

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Auntiepatch June 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Avocado, mayo, mustard, tomato, & BBQ sauce.

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lori June 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Avocados and bacon would be my first choice but BBQ sauce and shoestring onions would be my second.

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Lauren G. June 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Cranberry apple chutney with brie.

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Julianne June 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Monterey Jack Cheese and BBQ Sauce!

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Yolonda June 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Thus looks so good…must try.

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Robin June 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I want to try the chicken burgers. I love that you used Guacamole and put them on pretzel rolls. Can’t wait to try them. It’s always nice to find another recipe for the grill here in sunny Arizona.

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Rena June 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Sliced red onions

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Lisa June 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I’ve never had a chicken burger but I think bacon and cheese are a must.

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Nicole S. June 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Avocado and red onion

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Sabrina W. June 20, 2014 at 5:42 am

I never had a chicken burger! I want to try one so bad, I think more in the line of Hawaiian style chicken burger would taste amazing. With slice of grilled pineapple, tomatoes, purple onions, and butter lettuce, Dijon mustard. Yum!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog June 20, 2014 at 8:14 am

Your dad sounds like a smart cookie. These burgers are making my mouth water. Pinned.

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Heather Hayes Panjon June 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

Pickle, Onion, Tomato , Bacon Is My Favorite Toppings!

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Teri K June 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Cheese, lettuce, and mayo. Yum!

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Sascha June 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm

guac

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Katie S. June 21, 2014 at 8:14 am

avocado, sun dried tomato and salsa

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sara June 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

I have been on a terriyaki kick with pineapple.

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Stephanie Gossett June 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm

I love mustard and bacon! Loved your recipe idea! Thank you for the chance!

teff gossett at gmail dot com

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Sarah June 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

I love lettuce, tomato, red onion, garlic aioli, and pickles! Oh and maybe some bacon too!

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Marisa June 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Those looks really, really good! I’d add tomato, pickles, red onion, and Dijon mustard.

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sam June 21, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Mustard and avocado!!

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Stephanie c June 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Bacon, blue cheese and mushrooms!

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Ellen June 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and barbecue sauce!

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Millie l Add A Little June 22, 2014 at 1:34 am

Yum! This burger looks amazing! My favourite topping is avocado!
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Kelly Schaefer June 22, 2014 at 6:33 am

I love to grill out. But, I’ve been so sick and then, my father just passed away very unexpectedly. One of his favorite things for me to make him were my turkey burgers. So, for that very reason, I would love to try these chicken burgers. I don’t know when I’ll want to make his fav. again. But, if I were to make these, I would like to layer them with grilled onions and a nice slice of gouda or havarti cheese. No buns for me as I must eat gluten free. But, I bet my Mom would love for me to make these for us. Many thanks! Kelly

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Delina June 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

My favorite toppings are avocado, bacon, onion, tomato and BBQ sauce!

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Athena R June 22, 2014 at 7:49 am

Bacon and avocado

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Jessica DeMay June 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

I love sautéed onions and apples on chicken burgers!!

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Marcia S. June 22, 2014 at 11:22 am

Sirracha and mayo, with bacon, cheddar and onions.

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Jessica June 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

Pomegranate ketchup and guacamole!

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Tiffany Olson June 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Ok. I am so excited to track these down! I only eat turkey and chicken and turkey isn’t very good on the grill. But these look fantastic! Thanks for the idea!

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Birdiebee June 22, 2014 at 1:20 pm

My favorite chicken burger toppings are provolone cheese, grilled pineapple slices, chipotle sauce and guacamole.

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Diane Zielinski June 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I love mayo, mushrooms, and lettuce on my chicken burgers.

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Vicki June 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Easy!! Grilled pineapple and bell peppers! YUM!

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Meg June 22, 2014 at 8:14 pm

My favorite topping would definitely have to be guac!

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Vickie June 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Not sure if this is over as the widget never popped up..but, love this recipe..I follow you on facebook and just tried to heart some of your recipes for CliqueMe..that didn’t work either..just a heads up..well..it did work on your landing page but not the blog..
Anywho..my fave burger topping is heirloom tomatoes, vidalias, and avocado…thanks

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Pam June 22, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Chili mayo, fresh crisp lettuce, tomato, Swiss cheese……….
Yum!

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Alyson June 23, 2014 at 4:41 am

Definitely avocado and some kind of delicious sauce!

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Emilie June 23, 2014 at 7:40 am

Yum!

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Jamie June 23, 2014 at 8:25 am

Cheese and BBQ Sauce!!

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barbara n June 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

I love grilled chicken patties with lettuce, bacon and tomato!

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LaToya H. June 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm

My favorite chicken burger toppings are cheese, mayo, mustard & guacamole. I have to have them all! Of course, I love lettuce and tomatoes but not as much as the toppings I stated first.

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Jen June 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm

BBQ sauce and cheddar!

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Tricia Z June 24, 2014 at 12:08 am

Mayo, avocado and bacon, or mayo and dill pickle relish.

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Kiara June 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Swiss cheese and grilled onions!

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Donna Kellogg June 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

i like a Grilled piece of Pineapple on my Chicken Burger

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Ashley Outland June 24, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Cheese & BBQ sauce!

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Lyn June 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm

I love lettuce, onion and cheese on my chicken burgers

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Corisa Jubinsky June 25, 2014 at 12:40 pm

I love avocado and chili powder !

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Joanna June 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm

I like putting some tsasiki and feta on to make some Greek chicken burgers!

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Annette June 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

On a chicken burger I like to add red onions, fresh spinach, and a homemade aioli.

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