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california burgers

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Moist, tender, smoky and absolutely delicious, these are definitely a great choice for the summer.

yield 4 burgers
prep time 5 Min
cook time 8 Min
method Barbecue

Ingredients For california burgers

  • 2 lg
    chicken breasts, cut in half and pounded down
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • smoked paprika, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 4 lg
    hamburger or kaiser buns
  • 4 slice
    pepper jack cheese
  • 8 slice
    bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 c
    guacamole, or more if needed
  • 4 lg
    slices beefsteak tomatoes
  • 4 lg
    butter lettuce leaves, washed
  • 6 Tbsp
    mayonnaise or miracle whip®

How To Make california burgers

  • 1
    Preheat the grill to 500ºF.
  • 2
    Pound the chicken breasts down with a meat mallet until even thickness; season with salt, paprika and black pepper.
  • 3
    When the barbecue is hot, add breasts, seasoned side down, close the lid and grill for 4 to 4 ½ minutes before flipping; grill for 3 to 4 minutes on the other side.
  • 4
    Two to three minutes before the end of cooking, place the buns on the upper rack and quickly toast them.
  • 5
    When time is up, add one slice of cheese per breast and remove the buns. Close the lid and grill until the cheese is melted.
  • 6
    Place he grilled chicken on the buns and top with bacon, guacamole, tomato and lettuce. Spread the top buns with mayo, Miracle Whip® or aioli.
  • 7
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