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!