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Jun 18, 2007 02:32 PM

Ground Chicken Burger Recipes??

Hi Chowhounds,

I have a pound of lovely ground chicken thigh meat waiting for inspiration in the fridge. I'm craving a nice juicy burger but am trying to trim up for summer, so I want to make do with the chicken instead of beef. Any recipe ideas out there?? I'm not afraid of spice, heat, or strange ingredients!


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  1. I would add a raw egg, some parsley, a little oregano, salt and pepper, and a small white onion, finely chopped. Form into four patties and fry in a non-stick pan with a tiny bit of olive oil. Eat plain, adorned with applesauce and sour cream, or leftover in an english muffin sandwich with dijon, mayo, salt, and pepper.

    1. Rosemary garlic chicken burgers. All ingredients to taste: fresh rosemary, minced garlic, dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, fresh ground pepper, a little salt and a splash of red wine vinegar. Mix it all together with the meat.

      Take a burger-sized portion and split into two. Make one half portion into a small pattie with a pocket in the middle. Put your favorite cheese in the middle (I like jarlsberg, swiss, gruyere or pepperjack) and top with the other half of the burger. Pinch the sides together so when you grill the cheese doesn't melt out.

      ED: I like these burgers on a toasted bun with a little mayo and dill pickles.

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      1. re: mojoeater

        I also feel the juiciest and best chicken burgers are the ones that are stuffed...Blue cheese or any other very strong cheese is great because a very small amount will do the trick without excess of calories. My clients love when I tell them go ahead and sprinkle that feta on your salad!!! ;-) I also sometimes stuff them with sauteed veggies, mushrooms work great!

      2. The only time I use ground chicken is when I make "blackened" chicken burgers. I use some kind of cayenne, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder and some other random spices and totally cover the burgers with the spice mix. Then I sear in a cast iron skillet and finish in the oven, as necessary. I dont even put any ketchup/mustard/mayo on this. Using thighs, they should stay pretty moist as long as you don't overcook them.

        1. I've been making these chicken burgers for years and they're always a hit. I don't happen to love peanut sauce, but my husband eats enough of it for both of us!

          1. don't forget the cumin.