June Recipes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Smash Burger

Chicken Bacon Ranch Smash Burger
Hands On:
30 minutes
Total Time:
45 minutes


  • 1 lb fresh 99% lean ground chicken
  • ¾ cup Hy-Vee plain panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 8 slices thick-sliced Hy-Vee bacon
  • Hy-Vee coarse-ground black pepper
  • 4 slices dill Havarti cheese, divided
  • 4 Hy-Vee Bakery sesame seed hamburger buns, split
  • Tomato, sliced, for serving
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving
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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.
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°.
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

Serving Size: 1
Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 128
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 5g 6%
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 28mg 9%
Sodium: 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate: 10g 4%
Sugars: 2g 3%
Protein: 11g 22%

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