Nothing says Summer quite like Chicken Burgers on the grill! Today I’m bringing a very special recipe, not only because it’s delicious but because I’m going head to head with Stacey from ThisLilPiglet who is also developing a Chicken Burger recipe.
Here’s the deal, Stacey and I are using the Nacho Chicken Burger from Maple Leaf Prime as our inspiration to develop our own burger and go head to head. We are both sharing our recipes today, showing how diverse ground chicken can be!
There are some ingredients which simply SCREAM Summer to me; feta cheese, sun-dried tomato, corn…oh my goodness yes please!
Summer Chicken Burgers
- 2 large Cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup sun-dried tomato, minced
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 2 lb (2 packages) Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Extra Lean Ground Chicken
- ½ cup onion & garlic croutons, as breadcrumbs
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
- 8 hamburger buns, split
- Mixed greens (Arugula, lettuce)
- Salsa (recipe below)
- Guacamole (recipe below)
Begin by mincing the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. I decided to do all of my preparation on the deck by the pool and used my KitchenAid hand blender which is my new love!
Place the Maple Leaf Prime ground chicken into a bowl with 2 eggs, the sun-dried tomato/garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and ground onion & garlic croutons (grind with hand blender).
Now it’s time to take off your rings and get your hands into the bowl. Kneed the ingredients until they are well blended and the mixture sticks together. The more you work it the more moisture will be removed from the chicken so be gentle.
Once you are satisfied with the consistency, use your hands or a burger press to form into 8 burgers.
Place your burger patties on a grill which is preheated at medium heat.
Cook for 4 minutes a side, flipping twice on each side or internal temperature has reached a minimum of 165˚F (74˚C). Then top with selected cheese and allow it to melt to your taste.
Serve on your favorite bun and top with my homemade Salsa and Guacamole!
- 1/2 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/2 orange pepper
- 1 cup canned tomatoes, drained
- 1/2 cup corn
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Tabasco to taste
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tsp crushed chillies
- Avocado the onion, garlic and peppers into a blender and mince.
- Add in tomatoes and blend again.
- Transfer mixture into a bowl and adding remaining ingredients and combine.
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
Mince avocado and garlic in a blender until smooth then combine with remaining ingredients.
Maple Leaf Prime Giveaway
Now for the fun part, Stacey and I are giving away 10 coupons for Maple Leaf Prime products ($50 value) to 1 lucky Canadian reader!! Entry is simple, we will ask you to visit both my recipe and This Lil Piglet’s Chicken Burger recipe because we’d love your opinions……just follow the steps on the Rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway will end June 14th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
Disclosure: I am a member of the MLF Connects program. As part of my participation in the program I have received compensation, but as always opinions are my own.