Buffalo Chicken Pizza Burger

Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

With strawberry and melon essences, this American original is perfectly at home with however you like to unwind.

Three of my favorite happy hour foods are buffalo wings, burgers and buffalo chicken pizza. So, I thought I would combine the basics of a good burger with all the things that I love about buffalo wings and buffalo chicken pizza. And, this is what I came up with.



1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
1 large egg
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
4 sliced green onions
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup buffalo sauce


3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
3/4 cup ranch dressing
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

6 artisan white dinner rolls
6 slices mozzarella cheese
6 green lettuce leaves
6 slices large red tomato


Pre heat grill to medium heat

To make the patties:

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients down to black pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of the buffalo sauce, reserving the remainder to pour over the top of burgers when cooking. Mix thoroughly by hand. Form into 6 1/4 patties. Make a small indentation in the middle of each burger to ensure even cooking as well as preventing burgers from plumping up. Set aside.

To make slaw:

In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients. Set aside.

Slice buns in half and place face down on heated grill. Toast approximately 3 minutes, keeping an eye on them as grill temps can vary. Remove and set aside.

Place burgers on grill and cook for 5 minutes. Flip burgers, spoon 2 teaspoons of buffalo sauce over each burger. Use bottom of spoon to spread sauce evenly over entire burger. Cook 3 minutes. Add a slice of cheese to each burger and continue cooking another 2 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees. Remove.

Top each bottom bun with a lettuce leaf, tomato slice, burger(cheese side down) slaw, top bun.