Chicken Bacon Burgers

Chef Greg Lipman View Bio


  • 4 Pounds chicken thighs
  • ½ Pound applewood-smoked bacon
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ Cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 Yellow onion, diced fine
  • Salt and pepper

Toppings (optional):

  • Butter lettuce
  • Sautéed Vidalia or sweet onions
  • Pepper jelly
  • Brioche or Hawaiian style buns


  1. Dice chicken thighs and bacon into ½ inch pieces.
  2. Place onto a baking sheet that will fit in your freezer and freeze for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Place into the bowl of a food processor with olive oil, and onion, and pulse until very finely chopped, but bits of bacon and chicken remain.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until incorporated. Taste for seasoning by rolling a little of the mixture into a ball and placing in the microwave for 20 seconds to cook.
  5. Add more salt and pepper if necessary, then form into patties and place onto a baking sheet until ready to cook.
  6. Cook to 165 degrees

Serve on grilled and buttered buns with butter lettuce, pepper jelly, and onions.