two chicken burgers on rolls topped with blue cheese, lettuce and tomatoes

Blue Cheese Chicken Burgers

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
These burgers are a delicious riff on Buffalo chicken wings. The patties get brushed with zesty barbecue sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese. If you like your food spicy, give the lettuce and tomato a few dashes of hot sauce before you dig in. Feel free to save half a bun by serving the burgers open-face style, or lose the bread entirely by sandwiching the patties and all the fixings between two crisp lettuce leaves.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Barbecue sauce

¼ cup(s)

Hot pepper sauce

1½ tsp, or to taste

98% fat-free uncooked ground chicken breast

1 pound(s)


½ cup(s), chopped, sliced


¼ cup(s), chopped, chopped

Dried plain breadcrumbs

¼ cup(s)

Jarred minced garlic

2 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Light hamburger bun

4 item(s)

Romaine lettuce

2 cup(s), shredded


1 large, cut into 8 slices

Blue cheese

2 Tbsp, crumbled


  1. Off heat, coat grill rack or grill pan with nonstick spray. Preheat gas grill or grill pan to medium-high, or prepare medium-high fire in charcoal grill.
  2. In small bowl, combine barbecue sauce and hot sauce. In medium bowl, combine chicken, scallions, celery, breadcrumbs, garlic, and salt. Using wet hands (to prevent meat from sticking), form chicken into 4 (1⁄2-inch-thick) patties. Brush tops of patties with half of sauce.
  3. Transfer patties to grill, sauce-side down, and brush tops of patties with remaining sauce. Grill, turning once, until instant-read thermometer registers 165°F when inserted horizontally into patties, about 10 minutes. During last minute of cooking, grill rolls until lightly toasted.
  4. Build burgers with rolls, lettuce, patties, tomato slices, and cheese.
  5. Serving size: 1 burger