Grilled Chi-Bacon Burger

by Glenn Strause
(Schnecksville, PA USA)

Grilled Chi-Bacon Burger

Grilled Chicken (with hidden bacon) and Swiss with Sautéed Veggies on a Ciabatta Roll with Pablano Mayo!

1lb Boneless Chicken Breast
¼ lb Smoked (preferred) or Regular Bacon
½ teaspoon Salt and Pepper
1 Large Egg
1 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs

1 Medium to large Red Onion / sliced
1 Cup Mushrooms / sliced
1 Medium to Large Red Bell Pepper / slice (thin strips)
1 Tablespoon Butter
1/8 cup Good Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper


1 Large or 2 Medium Pablano Pepper
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
½ cup Mayonnaise (I prefer Hellman’s)

4 Ciabatta Rolls
4 slices of Swiss cheese


1. In a electric or hand meat grinder, using the larger die, grind chicken breasts and bacon. Mix together by hand and grind again with smaller die. Add 1 egg, 1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs and salt and pepper. Make sure you mix this well so the bacon is evenly distributed, this acts as the fat and keeps the burgers from sticking to the grill. Place this mixture in the refrigerator.

2. Slice the red onion and the red pepper into thin strips, place in a bowl and set aside. Wash and slice the mushrooms and combine with the onion and pepper. In a 8 – 10 inch sauté pan over medium low heat add the butter and olive oil, sauté the vegetables on low until the onions begin to caramelize, about 15 to 20 minutes. Keep warm until ready to assemble.

3. While vegetables are cooking start the grill (high) Brush Pablano pepper with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, place directly over heat. Cook until the skin begins to blister, turn and continue to cook until all sides are blistered. Place in a zip lock bag and set aside. Let stand for ten minutes and remove from bag. Place on a cutting board; remove outside charred skin and all the seeds. Place pepper into a blender and turn on high. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, blend until smooth (not to thin, but no chunks). Place in bowl, add Mayo, mix and place in the refrigerator. This can be prepared up to a day in advance.




4. Remove Chicken mixture from the fridge, measure out four (4) equal mounds and form into patties (I like to make mine square to match the rolls). Make sure the grill is smoking hot, place patties on the grill, turn heat down to medium and let them alone. Cover and let cook for three to four minutes then flip, cover again and repeat, three to four minutes and check for doneness. Do Not over Cook, move these to a cooler spot on the grill and add a slice of cheese to each one. Place the open rolls on the grill, toast, be careful not to burn.

5. Assemble – Remove rolls, on the bottom half of the roll, smear some Pablano Mayo, add a chicken patty, some sautéed vegetables and top with more of the Pablano mayo, cover with top half of the roll and serve. Enjoy!

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Great Flavors
by: Nancy

A definate winner

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Heaven on a bun
by: Bob

The best!

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Heaven
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Great tasting burger

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Delicious
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Best burger I every had!

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Wonderful
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Best tasting by far

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Excellent
by: C. Albert

Enjoyed this recipe, thank you for sharing

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Very good
by: Anonymous

Had them over the weekend, great recipe

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Simply Awesome
by: Daren

Will be making these alot

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Show Stopper!
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What a great recipe, everyone loved them

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It was Awesome
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Awesome!

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Wonderful
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Everyone loved it, great recipe

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Great Stuff
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Gets my vote

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Full of Flavor
by: T

Works on other types of rolls and just as good!

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10 in my book
by: Anonymous

tryed it and loved it, its a winner

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Wonderful
by: Alison

Gets my vote

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you got my vote
by: Anonymous

Fire up the grill

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Only you
by: Mike S.

Only you could have come up with this - great job!

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On the Plate!
by: Tyler

Theswe will be on the plate for the holiday!

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More Please!
by: CJ

Thats all I heard after serving this. A winner all the way

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Very Nice
by: Alan

Love the flavors - Greta Recipe

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Yeh Man!
by: Pete

Great recipe, thanks. I will be making this alot!

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Earns my vote
by: Mark P.

We loved them

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Great burgers
by: Joe W.

The perfect burger for any BBQ

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One of the best
by: Sue

burgers we've had. Our friends loved it

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love it
by: Beverly

Thanks to Glenn for sharing this great recipe. Hope you win

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excellent
by: Anonymous

this is the winner

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Crazy Good
by: Anonymous

The others look good, but I'm thinking this one is the best

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Winner!
by: Denny

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!!

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Wow
by: Steve S

Great Idea.... yummy in m' tummy.... can't wait for the next recipe from this obvious grill master.

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to die for
by: Cyndi~

This has got to be the best chicken burger ever!

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yummy
by: Anonymous

you go Glenn... what a burger!

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Good!
by: Justin

My Dad is the Grill Master!

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Beyond Awesome
by: Anonymous

I made this and it was wonderful, winner all the way.

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burger
by: Linda

This sounds great I'm gonna get my husband to make it

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Grilled Chi-Bacon Burger Rocks!
by: Paul Fisher

Grilled to perfection....the Chi-Burger!!!

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Tasty
by: Rick

Will be making this a often.

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Amazing!
by: Jordan

I wish I could use 10 stars. I had this and let me tell you it is amazing. The sauce is my favorite!

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Fantastic!
by: Ruth

You need to put together your own recipe book . . . or cooking show! Thanks for sharing this super burger. Fantastic!

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The Best
by: Tim

I will be making this again, it was really good. The Mayo added a great flavor. Great Job!

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Fantastic!!!
by: Stan

Made it . . . ate it . . . loved it - the winner, hands down!

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Chicken YUM YUM
by: Buddy

I LOVE LOVE chicken!! This sounds so good.
I will be trying this very soon!!

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Awesome
by: Jill Sober

I made this at home and it was fantastic! Try it yourself!!

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Can't Wait To Try It!
by: Joycelyn

When can I come over for some?

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Sounds Great!
by: Brittany

Sounds Great!

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It's a winner
by: Mary

Awesome burger! It's a winner!

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Fantastic taste!
by: Wanda

More then 5 stars!!!

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Amazin' Burger
by: Tamara

Mmm Mmm..GOOD!!

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What a combo!!!!!
by: Ace

Great combination of flavor - Love the Mayo!!! to die for. Great Recipe

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Awesome Burger!
by: Ed

Good Stuff!!!

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Great burger
by: Faye

Tastes Great!!!

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Best tasting burger!
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Best tasting burger!

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Can't Wait to Try This!
by: Mare

What a great combination of ingredients ... can't wait to try this!

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Year Round Grilling !
by: Jeffrey Schantz

Excellent Food for Year Round Grilling !

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oh yeah
by: Brian

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

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Wonderful
by: Chris C

This is the best thing to come off my grill in years! Way to go!

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Awesome Good
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Awesome good food.

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