Apple Butter Onion Chicken Burgers

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!
  • Burger
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Musselman’s apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup grated smoked Gouda cheese
  • 4 full-size burger buns or 6 slider buns
  • Onions
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup Musselman’s apple butter
  1. For burgers:
  2. In a bowl add ground chicken, panko bread crumbs apple butter, cilantro, cumin, smoked paprika, kosher salt, and ground pepper.
  3. Mix together until combined. I use my hands to do this as I find it the easiest option.
  4. Shape into 6 slider or 4 full-size burgers.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. After the burgers are cooked place on buns and top with apple butter onions.
  8. For onions:
  9. Remove the papery skin from the onion and trim off the top and bottom.
  10. Cut in half and thinly slice.
  11. In a 12-inch skillet add olive oil and set over medium heat.
  12. Once the oil is hot add in the onions, kosher salt, and pepper.
  13. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the onions are soft and caramelized.
  14. Add in the apple butter and stir to combine.
  15. Keep warm while your burgers cook.