Monday, June 13, 2011

Manly Chicken Burgers

Manly Chicken Burgers
Serves: 6

OBJ: TCW be able to take manly burger necessities (bacon, cheese, etc) and combine them with lean chicken so that she won’t have to worry about her hubby’s arteriesJ

1 lb lean ground chicken meat
1 egg
1 tsp parsley
½ C red bell pepper diced
½ C onion diced
3 slices bacon, cut into cubes
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
S & P: salt and pepper
¾  C Port Wine Cheese
6 Ciabatta rolls, trimmed to fit burgers
Baby Spinach
6 slices fresh tomato

1.      In a medium sized pan, sauté oil and a pinch S & P over medium heat
2.      Add bacon, peppers, and onions, stir to combine
3.      Let cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Make sure bacon browns and onions are see through before turning off heat
4.      Turn off heat and let cool in a seperate, paper towel-lined bowl for about 30 minutes
5.      In a large mixing bowl, add chicken meat, egg, parsley and sauté mixture
6.      Mix well to combine, divide meat into 6 sections
7.      Using your hands form into patties (can make 4 larger burgers or 8 smaller depending on your taste). Push each center in a little as that will poof up when cooking later
8.      Place on plate, cover, and let set in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
9.      Preheat grill pan or outdoor grill over medium- high heat
10.  Slightly oil grill
11.  Place burgers on grill, turn once after 5-6 minutes (If difficult to flip let cook 1 more minute)
12.  Grill other side for an additional 5-6 minutes or until chicken meat is white and cooked in the center of each burger
13.  While this side is cooking, lay out the bottom halves of buns and place 5-8 baby spinach leaves on each
14.  Spoon and spread about 2 TBS of port wine  cheese over each burger and place on bottom halves on buns
15.  If desired, place tomato slices on each burger and top with other halves of buns
16.  ServeJ

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