Monday, April 23, 2012

Dill-Lemon Chicken Burgers

This is such a fresh tasting meal. I know. Chicken Burgers? This is not a joke. They are actually really good. Ground chicken was on sale (although it is never really expensive anyway) and I was up for the challenge. You need to load the meat with flavor and seasoning so that it isn't a dry mess, but when you do, the result is a very juicy and flavorful burger. I am dill-obsessed and I had half a bunch leftover from another project. Dill, lemon, and chicken were meant for each other. This is a great twist even on a turkey burger. It is very different somehow. Also, I served this burger with a plain side salad-in-a-bag and potato chips. Not EVERY meal has to have real side dishes. Chips and a burger. A great weeknight meal.Dill-Lemon Chicken Burgers
1/2 lb. ground chicken
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1 lemon
1 garlic clove
salt and pepper
2 buns, avocado, lettuce, and mayo for serving

1. Finely chop your dill.
2. Add finely minced (or microplaned) garlic, chopped dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper to the meat.
3. Mix thoroughly with your hands and form two patties. This is chicken so you are cooking it all the way through. You want a wide, thin patty.
At this point, they are a little loose and you will probably think I am nuts. Go with it. All that lemon juice will make the burger super moist.

4. Spray a non-stick skillet or grill pan with non-stick spray and heat over high heat. Add the burgers and cook for 4 minutes per side until cooked through.
5. I used a toasted ciabatta roll and spread herbed mayo (mayo with a dash of hot sauce and some chopped dill) and avocado on the bun.
6. Top your bun with the burger (and some lettuce leaves if you want).
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