KOSHER SALT & GROUND BLACK PEPPER
NONSTICK COOKING SPRAY
FOR SERVING: BURGER BUNS, CHEESE OF CHOICE, TOPPINGS OF CHOICE, CONDIMENTS OF CHOICE!
Line a small baking sheet or large plate with parchment paper or foil & set aside. Gather & prep all ingredients according to Ingredients List, above. To grate the onion, arrange a few paper towels on a cutting board, set a box mixer on top, & run the onion along the sides of the box mixer to grate it into fine, shredded pieces. Once grated, use the paper towel to soak up excess moisture from the onion. Set aside.
Add the ground chicken, grated onion, garlic, mayonnaise, & Worcestershire sauce to a large bowl. Season with 1 heaping teaspoon kosher salt & ground black pepper as desired. Use your hands to mix until just combined – overworking the chicken burger mixture leads to tough burgers; take care not to overmix.
Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, forming each into a 1-inch thick burger patty. If needed or desired, spritz a little bit of olive oil on your hands to make handling the burger patties easier. The mixture will be very wet – this is expected & intended! No need to make them perfect at this point. Set them on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet with the chicken burger patties to the freezer. Chill for at least 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, as the chicken burger patties chill, prep the grill. Prepare the grill for medium-high direct heat grilling, about 450-500° F. Once preheated, clean the cooking surface by firmly brushing a wire brush over the grates. Just before placing the burgers on the grill, generously spritz a wad of paper towel with nonstick cooking spray. Use grill tongs to run the oiled paper towel over the grill grates, generously oiling the grates to prevent sticking.
Remove the chicken burger patties from the freezer. At this point they should be quite a bit easier to handle; finish forming them into 1-inch thick patties, using your thumb to create an indent in the center of each patty. Press each chicken burger patty down onto the prepared grill grates. Grill the chicken burgers for 6-7 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted in the center of the chicken burgers registers 165° F. If you’d like to add cheese to your chicken burgers, do so when there are 2 minutes left of grilling time.
Build your chicken burgers as desired. Here at the PWWB house, we like toasty brioche buns, leafy lettuce, juicy summer tomatoes, & a drizzle of mustard, ketchup, or aioli.