BBQ Chicken Burgers with Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

BBQ Chicken Burgers with

Sweet Potato Fries


What I liked:  These are nice and spicy!  Very nice to have a good paleo BBQ  sauce recipe – I bet it would be great on some other things too!

What I did not like:  The sauce was a bit spicy.  Great for us adults, but my kids would not touch it.

Here is the recipe.  I found it at

Ingredients for Burgers and Fries:


–         1.5 pounds ground chicken

–         1 teaspoon smoked paprika

–         1 tsp onion powder

–         1 tsp garlic powder

–         ¼ tsp black pepper

–         ¼ tsp salt

–         ¼ cup of BBQ Sauce (see recipe below)

–         1 onion sliced

–         1 Tblsp olive oil for cooking the burgers (unless you grill them)

–         1- 2 sweet potatoes, thinly sliced to French fry thickness

–         2- 3 Tblsp avocado oil for fries (I didn’t have this – I used olive oil)

–         Salt to top fries

–         BBQ Sauce:

–         6 oz can tomato paste

–         1 onion,minced

–         ½ cup apple cider vinegar

–         1/3 cup water or broth (I used water)

–         2 tablespoons apple butter (optional – I skipped this)

–         1 tablespoon ground mustard

–         2 garlic cloves, minced

–         1 tsp cayenne pepper

–         ¼ tsp cinnamon

–         ¼ tsp allspice

–         Pinch or two of ground cloves

–         1 tsp sea salt

–         ½ tsp black pepper

–         Splash of hot sauce to taste

1.)             In a pot, add some olive oil and brown the onion – about 5 minutes

2.)             Add the garlic and stir together to cook a bit more.

3.)             Add all other ingredients and mix together, then let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

4.)             Once the BBQ sauce is simmering, start preparing your burgers!



Start with your fries!

 1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2.) Slice up sweet potatoes into French fry thickness – the thinner they are, the crispier they will be.

3.) Put fries into a large bowl and add oil and salt.  Stir them up a bit and then place on cookie sheet.  Make sure they are not overlapping!  (The author recommends using parchment paper on your cookie sheet – I didn’t have any, but I bet it would help make crispier fries!)

4.) Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping if needed!

5.) While the fries cook, start up your BBQ sauce!

Make your Burgers!

1.) Mix your chicken, ¼ cup of BBQ sauce (right off the stove!), spices, salt and pepper.

2.) Heat up a large skilled, over medium high heat and add your olive oil.

3.) Form your burgers into 4 – 5 patties and add to hot skillet.  Cook for about 8 minutes per side.

4.) When the burgers began to brown up, grab a small skillet and add a bit more olive oil to it.  Add your sliced onions and let the carmalize a bit.  This will take about 10 minutes.

Serve these yummy burgers covered with sauteed onions and some extra BBQ sauce.  Plate them next to a big handful of fries and you have a fabulous dinner!


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