Thursday, May 27, 2010

Recipe # 3- Cilantro Chicken Burgers

This is a great recipe my friend Nancy passed along. Not sure where she got it from but it's really yummy and a great alternative to beef! If you try it post a comment on what you thought!!

Cilantro-Chicken Burgers

• 1-1/2 pounds uncooked ground chicken
• 1 cup packed fresh cilantro
• 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
• 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1 cup or so of plain breadcrumbs if mixture is too wet
• 4 teaspoons olive oil
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• 1 cup mayonnaise (I used low fat mayo & couldn’t tell the difference !!!
• 1 cup packed fresh cilantro
• 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel (optional)
• 1 teaspoon lime juice (or to taste)
• 4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted
• Lettuce
• Onion slices (optional)
1. For burgers, gently combine chicken, 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Brush tops of burgers with 3 teaspoons of the oil.
2. Heat remaining oil in a large grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Place burgers, oiled sides down, on hot grill pan or skillet; cook for 8 minutes. Turn and cook for 8 to 10 minutes more or until internal temperature registers 165 degree F on an instant-read meat thermometer. Transfer burgers to a serving plate.
3. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, 1 cup fresh cilantro, lime peel and juice in a small bowl. Spread mayonnaise mixture on cut sides of rolls. Top bottoms of rolls with lettuce, burgers, onion slices (if desired), and tops of rolls. Makes 4 servings.

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