Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers

This post is brought to you by Smokin O’s – Fire up either the charcoal or gas grill and make these Buffalo Chicken Burgers!

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers

I have been craving buffalo chicken anything lately. For awhile, once or twice a month, I’d make a batch of Buffalo Chicken Dip, and we’d each get a bag of chips, and just chow down. However, that is not the healthiest thing to do, especially when you’re trying to watch your sodium levels, or portion-control your meals.

But that leaves a craving for Buffalo chicken of any sort. When I decided to participate in #CookoutWeek, I knew I’d need to grill something.

For the longest time I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to grill. I scrolled through recipes and finally settled on burgers. Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Spicy, cheesy, and smoky-flavored, both from being grilled over charcoal, but also with some help from Smokin O’s. Smokin O’s are made for gas grills – So you can still have smoky wood-fired flavor.

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But, you can also use them on charcoal grills too, which is what I did.

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They work the same way on either type of grill. You preheat your grill (or coals) place it over direct heat, wait for it to start smoking (which takes anywhere from five to ten minutes), move it over to a cool spot, and start cooking your food!

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Yes, I let my coals burn just a smidge too long…But they still cooked the chicken burgers just perfectly! And they had a hint of mesquite from the Smokin O.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers

These burgers will be a nice, summery change from Buffalo Chicken Dip. Plus, it also means not heating up the house by turning on the oven!

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers

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Yield: 6 burgers

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Burgers


  • 2 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1/2 C panko or other plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 C hot pepper/hot wing sauce
  • cooking spray
  • 6 slices provolone
  • 6 leaves Iceberg lettuce
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing - Optional
  • 6 whole wheat buns


Prepare the grill for direct grilling over medium heat.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chicken, panko, and hot sauce, mixing well, but not over-mixing. Form the mixture into six patties, and make an indentation in each one with your thumb or the back of a spoon (this prevents them from puffing up while cooking).
Spray both sides of the patties with cooking spray.
Grill the burgers for 6-8 minutes, turning over halfway through. One minute before you pull the burgers off the grill, top each with a slice of cheese.
To assemble, place the lettuce on the bottom bun, and top with a burger. Spread Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing on the top bun, and place on the burger.

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