Spicy Chicken Burger

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1/2 cup light beer 1 tablespoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves 4 hamburger buns Beer Cheese Sauce: 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup half and half 1/2 cup light beer 2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Ingredients

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Pour beer, paprika, chili powder, red pepper flakes, and garlic cloves into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, at least 4 hours.

Instructions

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Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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Cook chicken on the prepared grill until no longer pink and juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

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Meanwhile, make cheese sauce. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour; whisk continuously until mixture turns golden and forms a smooth paste. Pour in half and half and beer; stir until mixture thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted, 2 to 3 minutes more. Stir in paprika, garlic powder, and ground mustard.

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Toast hamburger buns on the grill until they show grill marks, about 2 minutes. Add your favorite toppings, pour cheese sauce on top, and serve immediately.

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