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Summer Heat Chicken Burger Recipe #BreakUpWithGroundBeef

Last week I co-hosted the #BreakUpWithGroundBeef Twitter Party with a few fellow bloggers where Maple Leaf Prime brought on Chef Bob to talk about the many ways you can spread the love to turkey and chicken.  I loved the challenge so much that my friend Sober Julie and I decided to have a challenge of our own, a recipe cook-off. To celebrate, we are giving away $50 in Maple Leaf Prime product coupons.

The Challenge

Take the original Maple Leaf Prime Nacho Chicken Burgers recipe and remake it into another version. Of course there is no prize for us but a little friendly competition never hurt. Make sure you enter the giveaway at the bottom for your chance to win $50 in coupons.


My Recipe vs Sober Julie’s

Neither of us have been privy to the other recipe making each quite unique. I’m eager to see what Julie has come up with; knowing Julie it will be something pleasing to the eye as well as full of flavour.  Immediately upon taking the challenge I had the use of pineapple set in mind, pineapple and chicken already go well together in other recipes but this is a burger. Burgers are meant to have a little more bite and what better to pair with the sweetness of the pineapple than a little heat. I made this Grilled Corn Avocado Salsa to put on top of my burger and add a flavour burst but you can keep it as a side appetizer, if you prefer. Be prepared for a messy meal if you keep it on the burger; for me, a messy burger is just right.


In the burger you will seek your heat from the jalapeño and seasoning and once this 3 cheese burger hits your mouth with toppings of juicy mushrooms, pineapple and spinach it will melt together in your mouth.  Take a look through my recipe and let me know which recipe you think you’d prefer, mine or Sober Julie’s. Don’t worry, you won’t hurt our feelings.

4.8 from 11 reviews
Summer Heat Chicken Burger Recipe #BreakUpWithGroundBeef
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Recipe type: Stacey Martin
Serves: 8
  • 2 lbs Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Extra Lean Ground Chicken
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup jalepeno cheese, cubed small
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla nachos
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced & sautéed
  • Monterrey Jack cheese, sliced
  • Cream cheese, sliced or spread
  • Pineapple rings
  • Spinach
  • Grilled Corn Avocado Salsa (recipe on the blog)
  1. Mix first 8 ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Shape into burger patties large enough for the buns you'll be using and sear about 10 minutes each side on the grill or in a frying pan.
  3. Dress your bun with the remainder of the ingredients and enjoy with your favourite side.

Now for the fun part, Julie and I are giving away 10 coupons for Maple Leaf Prime products ($50 value) to 1 lucky Canadian reader!! Entry is simple, we will ask you to visit both blogs because we’d love your opinions……just follow the steps on the Rafflecopter form below.

This giveaway will end June 14th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
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86 comments on “Summer Heat Chicken Burger Recipe #BreakUpWithGroundBeef”

  1. Pingback: Making Chicken Burgers? You'll love this recipe

  2. good luck to both love watching the competition unfold

  3. Lettuce , bacon and cheese

  4. ½ cup onion & garlic croutons, as breadcrumbs intrigues me

  5. ¾ cup jalepeno cheese on ThisLilPiglet’s Chicken Burger recipe intrigues me

  6. My favorite topping would be cheese!

  7. I’m intrigued by the crushed tortilla nachos ingredient

  8. I’m intrigued by Sober Julie’s 2 cloves garlic ingredient

  9. Pineapple! I wouldn’t have though of including that at all.

    BTW, love your new look 🙂

  10. I love BBQ sauce on my chicken burgers

  11. Oh that looks so delicious! I LOVE pineapple or avacado on my chicken burger, we actually had grilled chicken burgers earlier this week.

  12. I love that she added guac and sun dried tomatoes.

  13. In This Lil Piglet’s recipe I love that you added the jalepeno cheese, looks delicious!

  14. I have to have tomoatoes and ketchup lol fried onions is great too

  15. the jalepeno cheese, in your recipe intrigues me, it would give it a nice zing

  16. the crumbled Feta cheese intrigues me in julies, I have never really experimented with different types of cheeses much ,not sure what feta would be like on chicken , will have to try that too

  17. I like mayo, tomato and lettuce on my chicken burger!

  18. I think the ground up tortilla’s and pineapple are interesting ingredients in your burger!

  19. I think the feta cheese in Julie’s burger sounds awesome!

  20. I love fresh lettuce and a bit of onion.

  21. Love swiss cheese on a chicken burger

  22. my fave topping is tomato

  23. the crushed tortilla nachos intrigues me!

  24. sober julie’s crushed chilis in her burger intigues me..I can never find crushed chilis…

  25. The crushed tortilla nachos intrigue me.

  26. Mayo and mustard

  27. the cream cheese in the burger sounds very interesting

  28. The feta cheese in sober julie’s recipe intrigues me

  29. Cheese!

  30. In your recipe i would have to say the jalapeno cheese!

  31. The garlic in sober julies intrigues me.

  32. My chicken burger isn’t complete without Mayonnaise

  33. I like my chicken burgers with a touch of miracle whip (cause I don’t like mayo lol), some thinly sliced tomato and some lettuce. Oh and cheddar cheese of course.

  34. The feta cheese AND the Guacamole interest me in Julie’s recipe 🙂 Sounds delish!

  35. the pineapple rings intrigue me in your recipe! i normally only think of pineapple with ham, not chicken. sounds great!

  36. Bacon, Tomato @ Miracle Whip
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  37. In Sober Julie’s recipe the sundried tomato intrigues me
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  38. The crushed tortilla nachos in This Lil Piglet intrigues me

  39. Summer heat chicken burgers, sounds great! Thanks for this contest!

  40. love tzatziki on veggie burgers so love to try on chicken

  41. Pineapple…tropical burger goodness.

  42. I always top my chicken burger with an egg based mayo!

  43. In Sober Julie’s recipie I am going to try using jalepeno cheese
    I also love the idea of crushed tortilla nachos!

  44. I love guacamole on my chicken burgers

  45. I like that she has Jalapeno cheese on the burger

  46. The sun dried tomatoes is different in sober Julies recipe

  47. I think the pineapple and monterey jack cheese!

  48. the ingredient that I found intriguing was using croutons as bread crumbs!

  49. the ingredient in your recipe that I find intriguing is the crushed tortilla chips!

  50. I love lots of fresh vegetables.

  51. bacon and mushrooms —– Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  52. onions and cheese

  53. I’m intrigued by the sun-dried tomato in Sober Julie’s recipe.

  54. I’m intrigued by the jalepeno cheese in This Lil Piglet’s recipe.

  55. I love cheddar cheese and sliced tomatoes.

  56. The cream cheese intrigues me.

  57. I’m intrigued by the crushed tortilla nachos in Lil Piglets recipe.

  58. Guacamole.

  59. I normally eat nothing on my chicken burger but sometimes like bacon and a little mayo.

  60. Love a good mango salsa

  61. Which ingredient in SoberJulie’s Chicken Burger recipe intrigues you? Spinach

  62. mayo, and lettuce

  63. In your recipe the jalepeno cheese, and the tortilla chips intrigues me. Never thought to use nachos in place of bread crumbs and the cheese would give it a bit of heat.

  64. Shredded cheese

  65. banana peppers

  66. intrigued by the crushed tortilla nachos

  67. Cheese! lots and lots of cheese!

  68. mayo and cheese

  69. my favorite topping is onions on a chicken burger 🙂

  70. Why Cheese of course!

  71. I’m intrigued by the crushed tortilla nachos ingredient 🙂

  72. In This Lil Piglet’s recipe i love the jalepeno cheese 🙂

  73. The crumbled feta cheese intrigues me the most…. mmmmm more cheese!

  74. guacamole!

  75. I like Feta cheese and Tzatziki sauce on my chicken burgers! YUMMY!

  76. I’m curious about Guacamole on a burger. Sounds like it might be good. I’ll have to give it a try.

  77. Never would have thought of combining taco seasoning and pineapple rings… but I’m certainly intrigued by it!

  78. My favorite topping is hot peppers, for that little zing. Secondarily would have to be pickles. I have to say I think Sober Julie’s is more my thing, however I would glady give yours a try, i’m not a pineapple in things kind of person.

  79. I like the taco seasoning

  80. The crushed tortilla nachos intrigued me — I imagine the taste would be yummy, but I wonder about what the finished texture is!

  81. The sun-dried tomato intrigues me because I had never heard of adding this, but it seems like it would be a perfect addition!

  82. Got to have honey mustard on my chicken burger.

  83. Lettuce and tomato

  84. The jalapeno cheese intrigues me

  85. Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato and Cheese

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