Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers

It’s always fun to update a retro recipe. I can’t actually remember the last time I had chicken cordon bleu, which you probably know is a boneless chicken breast rolled around ham or prosciutto and Swiss or bleu cheese and then coated in bread crumbs. But, I was recently brainstorming stuffed burger recipe ideas, and for some reason chicken cordon bleu popped in my head.

I’m glad it did because these chicken cordon blue burgers were scrumptious! I filled ground chicken patties with bacon and gruyere cheese and then covered them in panko for some crunch and melted a little more gruyere on top because doubling the cheese is obviously always a good idea. I had a little trouble finding ground chicken but finally got my hands on some at Whole Foods. The search was worth it though. We inhaled these burgers!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers
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Ingredients:
6 slices applewood bacon, chopped
2 pounds ground chicken
2/3 cup grated yellow onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cup shredded gruyere cheese, divided
1 cup panko
6 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions:
Heat oven to 350°F. Place bacon in a medium nonstick skillet and sauté for 6 to 8 minutes over medium heat or until crispy; drain on paper towels. Place ground chicken, grated onion, garlic, and salt in a large bowl and gently mix all the ingredients together with your hands; form 12 burgers that are slightly larger than the buns. Place 6 patties on a large greased cookie sheet and evenly sprinkle bacon and 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese in the centers of the 6 patties. Place the other 6 patties on top to form 6 stuffed burgers. Evenly coat the top and sides of the burgers with panko. Bake at 350°F for 18 to 22 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Heat oven broiler, evenly sprinkle remaining 1 cup gruyere cheese on top of each burger, and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Place burgers on buns and serve. Makes 6 burgers.

Nutrition: 555 calories, 27.6g fat, 1.2g fiber, 47.4g protein per burger
Cost: $2.50 per burger

12 Responses to Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers

  1. Sold! These look great. I recently made a chicken cordon bleu casserole in the crock pot. My husband loves anything chicken cordon bleu so these are definitely going on the menu!

  2. I second what Shannon said…but then again my only experience with chicken cordon bleu was a frozen version of it my mom used to microwave for us. Yuck. This looks much better.

  3. winning idea, kerstin! the way things are going these days, i wouldn’t be surprised to see an actual beef burger topped with actual chicken cordon bleu at a restaurant soon… :)

  4. Kerstin, this chicken sandwich looks delicious with bacon and the gruyere cheese…even after lunch I think I could eat one of this :)
    Hope you are enjoying your week!

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