Tempting Tuesday: Chicken Burgers?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My parents are visiting today, so Tempting Tuesday's going to be short and sweet. I bought a pound of ground chicken for a recipe and wound up not using it, so I had to come up with an alternative. I decided to try for a healthier burger, and the results were delicious!

1 Lb Ground Chicken
3 gloves minced garlic
1-2 Cups 2% sharp cheddar (or whatever cheese you like)
1-2 Tsp basil to taste
Red pepper sauce to taste
Sea salt (real salt) to taste
2 tsp Cookies all purpose seasoning

Sara Lee Mini-Buns (100 calories each)
Real butter with canola oil. I use the 50% less calorie kind
*real butter is healthier for you than margine. Just use less!
Tone's Garlic Bread Sprinkle with Cheese

Mix all together and make patties. Preheat oven to 350. Heat a non-stick skillet (or use your grill, just make sure to use cooking spray with either) and cook patties on each side for about eight minutes. It's easy to tell when the chicken is white and done. A lot of juice will cook out, and the outside of the patties will get a nice, crispy coating.

Just before they're done, lightly butter each side of the bun and then season (lightly) with the Tone's Garlic Bread Sprinkle. Put on a cookie sheet and let the buns cook for 4-6 minutes, depending on your oven and how crisp you want them.

Put it all together and enjoy! You can also add green onions and real bacon bits to the mix. I just didn't have any. For a nice side, try roasted cauliflower lightly coated in olive oil and seasoned with Cookie's all purpose, chili powder or curry. Bake until you can easily pierce with fork.

Let me know what you think of the burgers. Do you have any good recipe's for ground chicken? I'm always on the lookout for something different!


Kelly Hashway said...

I'm partial to turkey or pork burgers over chicken. But that's just me. :)

Stacy said...

I actually liked the chicken over the turkey, but I'd have to try the turkey doctored up. Pork burgers? I'll have to try those:)


S.L. Bartlett said...

Oooo...I'm going to have to try this! I don't have that brand of seasoning where I come from, but I can improvise. LOL Thanks!

Stacy said...

You can improvise for sure. It's like a heightened version of seasoned salt:)


Annie Boreson said...

Got to give this a shot, Stacy! Sounds like something my gang would like.

Beverly Diehl said...

Sounds yummy! And I just walked past the ground chicken in the g. store last night, oh well.

Stacy said...

It's really good. Hope you like it.

Thanks, Beverly. Definitely pick some up next time you shop.

Thanks for commenting, ladies.

Anonymous said...

I admire you for eating chicken burgers. And they don't sound too bad. Of course, my husband would never eat them. He spent a day working in a chicken plant one time.... :D

Stacy said...

LOL, thanks. I try not to think about those things when I eat chicken;)

Stacy S. Jensen said...

I don't eat beef, so we substitute ground chicken or turkey into almost every recipe. I love those little buns. They add just the right amount of bread.

Stacy said...

Those little buns are great. I feel way less guilty eating those, and they taste great.


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