My last name is Berger - the jokes that have ensued for my 25 years of life are never ending.... Feel free to come up with a couple that we haven't heard before!
Yes, we love burgers, just in case you were wondering!
To tell you the truth, I have never made a chicken burger. Nor have I played with ground chicken... It looks even more gross than raw chicken.... But! I was determined.
And, it wasn't that bad! It was like making meatloaf, with chicken. And, it was a quick process - under 30 minutes!
Thai Chicken Burgers
1 pound ground Chicken Breast
2 T Thai Chili Sauce
2 T (homemade) Dale's Seasoning
1 T Chopped Scallions
1/4 cup Cooked Quinoa - you could use bread crumbs, but I am staying away from gluten for Lent!
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients together in bowl - it was very gloopy... So, not to worry! Score the meat with your hand into four sections, and make those sections into burger patties. Place on a plate. You could go directly into a pan now, but since I made these in the morning, I covered them with plastic wrap and let them hang out in the fridge for a few hours. (I think this helped them "set up" and become not gloopy.)
Add 1 spoonful of Coconut Oil to a cast iron skillet. When it is hot, add your burgers. Cook thoroughly - remember, this is chicken and not beef! No pink. No pink. No pink!
I covered mine with a lid and flipped after about 5 minutes. It will depend on the thickness of your patty - so I can't tell you an exact time... Sorry! When you press the middle of the burger, if it is firm, it's done. If not, cover and cook a little longer!
I served mine with caramelized onions a top. It was wonderful! You can find my tutorial for making the onions HERE.
This makes an easy, healthy Paleo dinner. Would be great with roasted sweet potatoes or brussel sprouts!
Happy Valentine's Day, Dear Ones!