The Caramel Infused Apple Cheddar Chicken Burger recipe was developed
by the The Kitchen Whisperer blog.
The perfect mix of sweet and savory, this burger contains Caramel Creams® caramel sauce in the burger AND on top.
Your favorite candy that's been around for 100 years has finally been put into a burger. It may sound different, but give it a shot and we promise you'll love it!
Note 1 – If you don’t have chicken you can use ground beef (80/20) or ground turkey.
Note 2 – If you don’t have shallots, you can use sweet onions.
1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add 30 unwrapped Caramel Creams, ⅛ cup low sodium soy sauce, and the heavy cream. Stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Remove from the heat, pour into a bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
2. In a medium non-stick pan over medium heat, add the 2 tbl of bacon drippings and shallots. Stirring occasionally, cook for 6-8 minutes or until translucent and tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
3. Take one of the apples, remove the skin and chop into small chunks. Remove ½ cup of the apple pieces and save the rest of the apple for another use. In a large bowl, add the ground chicken, ⅓ cup soy Caramel Creams caramel sauce, cooked shallots, salt, pepper, and the ½ cup apple pieces. Combine the burger mixture well to evenly distribute the flavors.
4. In a large non-stick pan, add the olive oil (or fire up the grill and brush with oil) over medium-high heat.
5. With damp hands, divide the mixture into 6 portions, form the patties and place them into the hot pan (or prepared grill). Cook for 6-8 minutes per side, flipping once. Burgers are done with the internal temperature is 165F°. In the last 1-2 minutes of cooking the burger add 2 slices of sharp cheddar and allow to melt.
6. While the burgers are cooking take your remaining apple and slice six ¼ round slices (removing any middle core).
7. To assemble place your bun bottoms down first, add a small handful of fresh arugula on top. Next, add 1 slice of bacon per bun, top with the caramel infused apple cheddar burger, a slice of apple and spoon 2-3 tbl of the remaining soy Caramel Creams caramel sauce over top. Place the burger bun top on and enjoy!
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Watch Goetze's Candy and Jennifer Franciotti make the Caramel Infused Apple Cheddar Chicken Burger recipe on WBAL TV for the Sunday Brunch Hour.