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Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

by Courtney on May 30, 2012

Alright, I think we are officially on a chicken burger kick in this house.

Remember on Friday when I briefly mentioned the fact that we had some burgers for dinner?

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Yeah. Well lets talk about those burgers.

Although it’s been well over a year since I’ve last been to a Red Robin restaurant, I still have very fond memories of that place. Their burgers are great, the atmosphere was always pretty fun, and don’t even get me started on that bottomless basket of fries.

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But one particular sandwich of theirs, the Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich, was always a favorite of mine. Grilled chicken, smothered in Swiss cheese, with grilled pineapple? I mean, you really can’t go wrong. But you can make it healthier, AND at home!

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So when it came down to my next attempt with chicken burger creations, I was determined to recreate my own version of this delicious, mouthwatering combo…

And that’s when these were born.

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First, get all of your chicken burger ingredients together.

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Mix well until thoroughly combined.

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Form into four patties (*placing on wax paper will help prevent extra sticking) and refrigerate 30 minutes.

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Don’t forget to create that well in the center…it will help prevent your burger from cooking up into a big puff ball.

While burgers are cooking, grill a few slices of pineapple and red onion. Top cooked burgers with Swiss cheese and allow to melt while toasting your hamburger buns (*I definitely recommend doing this step!).

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Spread buns with extra bbq sauce, top with burger, grilled pineapple, grilled red onion, and a few slices of romaine lettuce. Done and DONE.

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Here’s the approximate stats on the burgers, NOT including the bun or toppings…

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We served our burgers with some garlicky green beans and corn on the cob, and let me tell you…

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This was one heck of a meal. Jay and I both totally loved this combo of flavors and there’s no doubt that these will remain in the dinner rotation this summer…along with our other recent chicken burger creations:

I’ve already got some ideas for other ones…we’ll have to see how it goes!

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1 Cat @ Breakfast to Bed May 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

oh, holy yum. I don’t like chicken in its original form. I don’t mind it if it’s ground. This looks amazing.
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2 stacey May 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

wow, those look great!!! and i havent been to Red Robin in about 10 years …. the last time i was there my chicken breast sandwich was RAW in the middle and i was completely grossed out! :/


3 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson May 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

These look AMAZING! And you’re timing for the post couldn’t be better. I am literally about to make our dinner menu for the month and these will be going on the menu. Thank you SO much and I can’t wait to try them!
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4 Annie May 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I have been craving a sweet burger like nobody’s business. This recipe came in just in time!


5 Megan@ The Running Doc May 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I’ve never tried the combo of a burger with something sweet like pineapple, might have to give this a try. And Red Robin’s fries are SO good :)
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6 robfiasco @ run2thehills May 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

i would have to say my laptop. but only if the internet could come too.

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7 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony May 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

The sweet grilled pineapple with the savory burger sounds like such a great match! I can’t wait to try them!
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8 Sam @ Fit for My Fork May 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I loved Red Robin as a kid – your burgers look great. I love BBQ chicken sandwiches, so I think I’d love them as a burger too! We had pineapple on some jerk-flavoured beef burgers the other day and it was fantastic. The sweetness is such a nice addition!
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9 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness May 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I worked at red robin for 4+ years of my life so I am waaaayyy to familiar with their burgers (and bottomless fries!). I love how your chicken mixture always looks like a work of art:)
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10 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I am a HUGE pineapple lover. All I have to say is yes, please!
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11 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I am loving these chicken burgers ideas!! As soon as we move into our new house and get a grill, these are getting made! :)
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12 Tina @ Best Body Fitness May 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Come cook dinner for me…


13 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I LOVE pineapple- pretty sure I would gobble this up happily!! :) Looks delicious!
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14 chelcie @ chelcie's food files May 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

mmm I love grilled pineapple these look delicious!
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15 Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre May 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I’m loving all of your chicken burger creations. I need to start taking advantage of the grill more often!
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16 Angela May 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Mmmm bottomless steak fries at Red Robin are the best! Sometimes I like them better than the burger, but not this time–the teriyaki burger is my favorite! I will definitely be making this soon. Thanks for the recipe!


17 Stacey May 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Frekn awesome! Just had a chicken parm burger for lunch! Love ur burger recipes! Xoxoxo


18 Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

looks super yummy!
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19 Sana May 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

You make the best looking chicken burgers! I am going to make both recipes!
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20 Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee May 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I love Red Robin! We don’t have them here in Ottawa but I do go a few times a year when I’m in Syracuse. Their veggie burgers are so good :)
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21 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I’m loving all of your chicken burger creations lately! I am totally trying out this burger! My fiance and I would love it! :)

I love Red Robin! I was just there last weekend. Those fries are dangerous ;)
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22 Michelle (Better with Berries) May 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I LOVE chicken with pineapple! These look amazing!
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23 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess May 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Wow this is a super tasty sounding recipe! It’s something I know my hubby will really enjoy too.
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24 Amy @ Inspired Amy May 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Ahh those look so delish! I love the way [this may sound wierd buut] you just edited the photos to show all the ingredients in the bowl, it looks really good!


25 Ellie@Fit for the Soul May 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

You’re seriously making me sooo hungry! That looks like a great recipe, and I just love it when restaurant re-creations are a success!!! Love your pics here btw! With all the ingredients separated nicely in the bowl. :) oh! haha. just realized amy above my comment said the same thing
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26 Dawn R. Johnson May 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Chicken burgers i want to try it .It looks so delicious .I want more recipe.
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27 Jes May 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

These look sooo yummy! I’m usually not a big fan of ground chicken, but I think I’ll have to give these a try! Thanks!
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28 Shauna May 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Holy Yum Batman! Thankfully I thawed out some ground chicken last night so I can make these bad boys tonight :)


29 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

yum!! we’ve been on a burger kick lately too… i will have to add this one to our rotation we have going on. i also want to try your chicken caesar one! oh, and i have so many great memories of red robin too… love that place. in high school, my two best girlfriends and i would go there all.the.time. we’d get their strawberry lemonade and totally take advantage of the unlimited refills. i can’t imagine how much sugar is in that stuff! mmm so good! :)
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30 Michelle@Peachy Palate May 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Even though I’m vegan they sound good, I shall be making a tofu version!
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31 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I’m obsessed with chicken burgers! I never thought about adding pineapple chunks though! Interesting flavor, I bet it gives it a nice kick. Yum :)
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32 mandee May 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

i made your chicken caesar burgers last week! so good! i honestly even think they tasted better the next day.
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33 Courtney May 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I agree! They are great the next day, aren’t they?!?


34 Jolynn May 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm

YUM! These sound soo good! Definitely pinning to make sometime!
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35 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Sounds great, I love grilled pineapple on my burgers!
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36 Alysha @Shesontherun May 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I’ve never been to Red Robin. I’m not too hip on a $10 hamburger. I’m much more likely to make them at home.
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37 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Oh my goodness; these look so, SO good!!!


38 Katy May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Wow! That looks amazing. I’m saving this one!!
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39 Caryln @ carylnrambles May 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I must make this soon! When I was little my dad would take me to Backyard Burger (I’m pretty sure they are all shut down now) and I would always get the Hawaiian Chicken Sandwhich
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40 Katy May 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Yet another recipe I need to try ASAP! What has been your favorite burger creation so far?
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41 Courtney May 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm

It’s a VERY close tie between these and the chicken parm ones. :)


42 Jen June 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

Ive printed like 4 of your recipes today! Thanks for sharing they all look so good!


43 Courtney June 1, 2012 at 11:46 am

That’s awesome, Jen! Hope you enjoy them all! :)


44 Talking Thirty June 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Wow, I don’t think I would have ever thought to make a chicken burger, but this looks and sounds so amazing, I’m adding it to my recipe binder RIGHT now. Thanks for sharing.
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45 Holly June 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I made these tonight & they were definitely a hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


46 Holly June 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I plan on making these again so I just linked the website for the recipe to my weekly meal plan!
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47 Caitlin June 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Me and my husband made these the other night and they were really good! We had a few issues with stickiness though.


48 Lindsay July 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I just made these. The flavors were really good. but this was a MESSY endeavor. I must have done something wrong. They fell apart when I tried to flip them and were almost mushy-like once on the bun. But like I said, they were tasty nonetheless and we had no problem finishing all four!


49 Courtney July 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Awww man, I’m sorry they were so messy! I’ve had a few people tell me this, and I can’t figure out why? Mine weren’t messy at all. Perhaps adding more breadcrumbs would help?


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