Chicken Smash Burgers

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Chicken Smash Burgers with Cheddar and Onion
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These delicious chicken smash burgers are a fun twist on the classic smash burger. I add lots of caramelized onions and cheddar to my version!


1 pound ground chicken
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
Non-stick Spray
1/2 white onion, sliced thin
4 slices cheddar cheese
4 potato buns
Dill Pickles


  1. Divide ground chicken into four even balls and season with salt, pepper, and garlic.
  2. Heat a large griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium heat until it’s hot. Spray with nonstick spray.
  3. Place burgers on griddle and press with something heavy and sturdy. A smaller cast iron skillet with foil on the bottom works well for this. Press each burger for 10 seconds.
  4. Add sliced onions (optional) to the top of the burgers. Cook for 90 seconds.
  5. Flip burgers and cook for another 2 minutes. Then add cheese. Place a bowl over the burgers with a little water to create steam.
  6. When burgers are done, serve on toasted buns with mayonnaise, lettuce, and pickles.