Bacon Chicken Ranch Burgers


The patty here is key to the most flavor packed chicken burger you'll ever eat. Packed into one patty there's bacon bits, cheddar cheese and a combination of spices to give it that delicious ranch flavor.

To top it all off, literally, we bring in strips of bacon, ranch dressing, crunchy red onion, cool romaine lettuce and juicy thick sliced tomatoes all served on a fluffy toasted hamburger bun.

This is the upgraded BLT of your dreams.

You could easily enjoy this as a salad if you go sans the bun, just chop up the bacon and tomatoes, add extra lettuce and dress it all with ranch. You don't need much for a flavorful meal here as the patties are delicious as is!

Any bottled ranch dressing works but if looking for a high protein homemade option try our greek yogurt based ranch dressing.

These make for the perfect summer meal. Ground chicken is leaner than your average burger plus all the refreshing toppings will leave you refreshed and satisfied. Serve along our favorite air fried French fries or for a low carb option our air fried zucchini fries, pictured above.


Bacon Chicken Ranch Burgers

4 servings | Cook time: 20 minutes

Notes: Giving chicken burgers the credit they deserve. Serve along our favorite air fried French fries or for a low carb option our air fried zucchini fries. You could also skip the bun and enjoy as a salad!


Ingredients:

Burger:

  • 16-20 oz ground chicken

  • 1 oz shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 slice turkey bacon

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley

  • 1 tsp dried dill

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Toppings:

  • Ranch dressing (try our homemade version or buy your own)

  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce

  • Red onion, sliced

  • Heirloom tomato, sliced

  • 4 slices turkey bacon

  • 4 burger buns

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. In a bowl, combine burger ingredients until just combined, Form 4-5 oz balls. Place one ball at a time on a plate and use the bottom of another plate to press the burger flat.

  3. Optional: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray. Sear each side of the burger for 2-3 minutes and transfer to the oven to finish cooking for 10-15 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165F.

  4. If not searing, spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and place the burger on the sheet and in the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway, or until an internal temperature of 165F is reached.

  5. Optional: Spray is each half of the bun with nonstick spray and place sprayed side up in the oven for the last 5 minutes to toast the tops.

  6. Smear the bottom bun with ranch dressing and layer burger, lettuce, bacon and tomato on top. Secure the burger with the top bun.

  7. Serve warm alongside your favorite side dish.

 

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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used. For convenience nutrition facts provided for burger patty with no toppings. Nutrition facts for toppings will vary depending on bun and dressing used. For a lower fat option try our homemade ranch dressing.


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