Big buns equals big burgers: How to make my giant chicken burger
It was so worth it
I posted my big homemade buns yesterday, and now I bring you the big burger.
After all the fast food burgers I've had, it was time to get back to making some good homemade ones again. Some of you have asked me to make another giant burger again... well this should help fill that request. I know it does not look that big in the picture but trust me this is a giant. I only made the one for me and my wife to split and I had to cut my half in half to be able to pick it up and eat it.
How did I make my big burger?
I started off by making a jalapeno, garlic, onion and apple bacon jam. Simply cook up bacon, add in onions, garlic and jalapeños, a splash of apple cider vinegar and some apple jelly. Cook that down until it turns into a nice jam. This is so good, I could have just sat down with a bowl of it and been perfectly happy.
Into our largest iron skillet went some thinly sliced onions. On top of those onions went a half pound ball of ground chicken. I then used another iron skillet to smash that ball of chicken into the onions making the first of two patties. With the biggest spatula we have and a lot of luck I flipped it and added two and a half pieces of Vermont white cheddar cheese. I repeated this process with another half pound of chicken to make the second patty.
On the bottom bun went a healthy layer of the bacon jam, then the two chicken patties with a couple of handfuls of shredded lettuce. I mixed up some Kewpie mayo with garlic, paprika, cumin and cayenne, and that got spread onto the top bun.
This burger turned out so well you all. I will definitely make it again – except in a normal sized burger. For how big it was it had a nice balance of everything. I do wish it was a little spicier than it was, so next time I may need to add some ghost pepper into the mayo as well. I want to thank Alex R once again for the bun recipe.
So what do you all think of my big burger? Let me know in the comments. Stay positive and stay wonderful Foodtribe. I love you all!