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4 pounds chicken thighs, diced
1/2 pound Applewood-smoked bacon
1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic, granulated
1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
Salt and pepper
Dice chicken thighs and bacon into 1/2-inch pieces. Place on a baking sheet and put in the freezer for 20–30 minutes. Place diced chicken thighs and bacon from the freezer, olive oil and onion in food processor; pulse until very finely chopped, but bits of bacon and chicken remain. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until incorporated. Taste for seasoning by rolling a little of the mixture into a ball and placing in the microwave for 20 seconds to cook. Add more salt and pepper if necessary, then form into patties and place onto a baking sheet until ready to cook.
Cook to 165 degrees internal temperature and serve with your favorite bread and toppings.
Recipe by Chef Greg Lipman featured on the Georgia Grown Stage, 2019 Georgia National Fair.
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