Chicken Bacon Ranch Smash Burger


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Chicken Bacon Ranch Smash Burger

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    Chicken, bacon, and ranch make the perfect mouth-watering trio, so why not try this flavorful crispy-edged smash burger made with Hy-Vee ingredients? 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    1 lbs. fresh 99% lean ground chicken
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee plain panko bread crumbs
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee ranch dressing seasoning mix
    1 tbsp. dried minced onion
    8 slice(s) thick-sliced Hy-Vee bacon
    Hy-Vee kosher salt
    Hy-Vee coarse-ground black pepper
    4 slice(s) dill Havarti cheese, divided
    4 Hy-Vee Bakery sesame seed hamburger buns, split
    Tomato, sliced, for serving
    Lettuce leaves, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Medium bowl
    • Plastic wrap
    • Large cast-iron skillet


    1. Place ground chicken, bread crumbs, ranch dressing mix, and dried minced onion in a medium bowl; gently mix. Shape into 4 meatballs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook bacon to desired crispiness; set aside.

    2. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over high heat. Place a large cast-iron griddle on grill rack to preheat. Remove meatballs from refrigerator; sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper. Place meatballs 1 inch apart on hot griddle. Sear for 30 seconds. Smash burgers to ¼-inch thickness using a large spatula. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Turn burgers over; place 1 slice dill Havarti cheese on top of each patty. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese melts and burgers reach 165 degrees. 

    3. Butter and toast buns. To assemble, place a burger on each bun bottom; top with tomato slices, lettuce leaves, bacon, prepared Hy-Vee ranch salad dressing, and bun top. 

    Nutrition facts


    510 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 18g
    • Cholesterol: 110g
    • Sodium: 1190mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 41g
    • Protein: 44g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 15%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 4%