Oh my goodness, this was the best lunch I’ve had in a while. It totally hit the spot on a cool dreary day. Warm, quick, easy, satisfying and oh so delicious! And was a nice change from the salad thing I’d been doing the past few weeks.
I had some leftover black beluga lentils and a chicken burger in the fridge. So I just sliced a tomato put it on top of the burger and then added some cashew cheese. The cashew cheese was amazing on both the burger and the lentils.
Do you ever get sick of chicken or feel stuck with the same old recipes? A few weeks ago, one of my clients asked me to teach her some new recipes that weren’t chicken because her husband was sick of chicken.
The tricky part was that she tries to avoid red meat and doesn’t like fish; so chicken is the easiest choice for her. I decided to give these chicken burgers a try. I thought to myself, still chicken, but a different kind of chicken maybe worth exploring. She loved them. He loved them. I think everybody loves them! I made them with another group cooking lesson the next week, and again they were a huge home run.
The meat I used was from my local organic butcher, Dundore and Heister, which I think makes a big difference in taste. Before I bought it for the first time, I had heard their ground chicken was amazing. Wow, seriously, it is to die for, much better than any other I’ve tried.
I’ve been tweaking the recipe ever since trying things like grated zucchini, carrots and spinach. It’s a whole new take on a burger! The morale of the story is that burgers don’t have to be made with beef to be mouthwatering good 🙂
Play around with this recipe and let me know what you come up with – cook with love and have fun with food!
Organic Chicken Burgers
1 pound ground chicken
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage or parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced onion
fresh ground pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Form into burger patties. Grill or saute until cooked through, about 10 minutes depending on the size of the burger. Be careful not to overcook or the chicken meat will get dry. Top with sliced tomato and avocado, cheese, hummus or pesto. YUM!
(The burgers I cooked in these photos were sautéed in red palm oil which gave them an orangish hue….)