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Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger. Tender chicken breast that’s wrapped with a slice of thick cut pepper bacon. Then, a “Kiss of Smoke’, fresh lettuce, tomato and red sweet onion. Topped with Guacamole and Queso sauce with Hatch Chilies.

Did I say that “I LOVE BIG BURGERS”?

Last week we ordered some tamales from Texas Lone Star Tamales. (Patti loves the chocolate tamales when I put them in a grilled banana split.) They have a very good Queso sauce with Hatch Chilies and I think they have my recipe for their guacamole because it’s that good.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme.  Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes @ 350* (177c)
Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Green Mountain’s Texas Blend BBQ Pellets

Ingredients: Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger

  • 1 boneless and skinless chicken breast for each burger you want to make
  • Thick sliced pepper bacon, 1 slice for each burger
  • Chef of the Future “Southwestern Seasoning”
  • Guacamole
  • Queso sauce
  • Buns of choice
  • lettuce, tomato and red sweet onion
  • toothpicks (Wooden)
  • condiments of choice

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger

This is a fun one to do. I used a meat tenderizer (Big Hammer) and pounded the thick part of the breast until I had an even thickness across it. Using an egg mold for a guide so they were all the same size I trimmed it to form a chicken patty for our burgers. Don’t worry if you don’t have an egg mold. You just need something about the size of your buns. Any glass or coffee mug will be fine to use.

Then I wrapped a slice of thick cut pepper bacon around the side and pinned it with a toothpick on both sides to hold it in place. Seasoned it with our Chef of the Future Southwestern Seasoning and we are ready to light the grill.

Preheat the Grill Grates to 350* (177c) and light your Wedgie for that “Kiss of Smoke”.

Place your burger directly onto the Hot Grill grates. I gave these 6 minutes and gave them a quarter turn. 6 more minutes flip them and do it again. About 25 minutes on the grill but cooking time will vary by grills, pellets and the size of your chicken patties. So, go by TIME.

When the chicken reaches an internal temperature 165* (74c) pull it off and build your burger.

 U.S.D.A. safe for chicken is 165* (74c) & pork is 145* (63c). Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5 to 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also, you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
Pound Meat to a Uniform Size
Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
Trim into a Patty

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
A Nice Chicken Burger Patty


Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
Wrap with Thick Sliced Pepper Bacon
Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger


Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
Kiss of Smoke

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burger
Let’s Eat!!!

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can do our recipes on any grill, even some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti

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