Smokin Chicken Burger

June 2009
Smokin Chicken Burger

by 16 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 40 mins

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground chicken
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split
Directions
  1. In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a medium bowl; let cool slightly. Add the ground chicken, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; shape into 4 patties.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of bacon fat in the skillet. Add the onions and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the chicken broth, red wine and tomato paste to a boil and cook until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 8 minutes.
  4. Preheat the broiler. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, for 12 minutes. Meanwhile, spread the remaining 2 tablespoons butter on the rolls and broil until golden. Place a patty on each roll bottom; top with onions, wine sauce, bacon and a roll top.
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