Crack Chicken Burgers

Crack Chicken Burgers Recipe

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Welcome back to my kitchen, friends! Today, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that’s become a favorite in our household – Crack Chicken Burgers. This delightful dish takes the humble chicken burger and elevates it to new heights with the irresistible flavors of ranch seasoning, crispy bacon, and melted cheddar cheese.

I first stumbled upon this recipe during a summer BBQ at my friend Laura’s house. We were all tasked with bringing something unique to the grill, and Laura whipped up these incredible chicken burgers. The moment I took my first bite, I knew I had to recreate them for my family. Since then, they’ve become a staple at our family gatherings and casual dinners alike.

One of the things I love most about this recipe is its versatility. You can easily tweak it to suit your taste. Sometimes, I like to add a bit of chopped jalapeño to the mix for a spicy kick. Other times, a touch of barbecue sauce mixed in with the ground chicken adds a delightful sweetness that balances out the savory bacon and cheese. These burgers are perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a summer cookout or just looking for a quick weeknight dinner.

Feel free to get creative with the toppings as well! We often top ours with fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and a dollop of creamy ranch dressing. For a more gourmet twist, try adding avocado slices or caramelized onions. No matter how you serve them, these Crack Chicken Burgers are sure to be a hit. Let’s get grilling!

How to Make Crack Chicken Burgers


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 package ranch dressing seasoning (1 ounce)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup cooked bacon, crumbled
  • hamburger buns


  1. Combine the ground chicken, ranch seasoning, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl.
  2. Form the mixture into 3 or 4 patties.
  3. Preheat your grill. Cook the chicken burgers for approximately 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite toppings.

Making Crack Chicken Burgers


Can I use ground turkey instead of ground chicken for Crack Chicken Burgers?

Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for ground chicken. The flavor might be slightly different, but it will still be delicious.

What toppings go well with Crack Chicken Burgers?

Popular toppings include lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, avocado, and extra cheese. You can also add a dollop of ranch dressing for extra flavor.

How do I prevent the chicken burgers from sticking to the grill?

Make sure to preheat the grill and oil the grates well before cooking. Additionally, avoid flipping the burgers too soon to prevent them from sticking.

Can I cook these chicken burgers on a stovetop instead of a grill?

Absolutely! You can cook them in a skillet over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes on each side or until they are fully cooked through.

How should I store leftover chicken burgers?

Store any leftover chicken burgers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Is it possible to make the patties ahead of time and freeze them?

Yes, you can shape the patties and freeze them uncooked. Place parchment paper between each patty and store them in a freezer bag. Thaw them in the refrigerator before cooking.

Crack Chicken Burgers Recipe

Crack Chicken Burgers

Try these mouthwatering Crack Chicken Burgers, packed with flavors of ranch, crispy bacon, and melted cheddar. Ready in just 15 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 package 1 oz ranch dressing seasoning
  • cup crumbled bacon cooked
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • hamburger buns


  • Mix the ground chicken, ranch seasoning, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Shape the mixture into 3 or 4 patties.
  • Preheat the grill. Cook the chicken burgers for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  • Place on hamburger buns and add your preferred burger toppings.
Keyword Chicken

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