Sauteed Mini Chicken Burgers
Scramble editor Kathryn Spindel's husband Mark shared this fantastic kid-friendly recipe with us. They’re so versatile - the basic recipe is delicious, or you can give them an Indian flavor by adding curry powder or an Asian flavor by adding a little ginger and soy or teriyaki sauce.
- 2 lbs. ground chicken,
- 2 - 3 cloves garlic minced, about 1 1/2 tsp.
- 1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley minced, or more to taste
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano or 1 1/2 tsp. fresh chopped oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil or 1 1/2 tsp. fresh chopped basil
- 1/2 lemon juice only, about 2 Tbsp.
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. salt to taste
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper or to taste
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs (store-bought or homemade)(use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
- 1 - 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup cup ketchup, barbecue sauce, or honey mustard (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed), for serving
- 8 whole wheat buns (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed) optional
- In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the chicken, garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, and lemon juice. Season it with salt and pepper.
- Put the bread crumbs on a small shallow dish.
- Form the chicken mixture into about 15 small, thin patties, about 2 inches in diameter.
- Press the patties into the bread crumbs to coat each side and set them aside on a plate. (At this point you can refrigerate them for up to 24 hours or proceed with the recipe.)
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the patties until they are browned on each side and cooked through, 8 - 10 minutes total. If the patties are cooking too fast on the outside, reduce the heat and partially cover the pan for a few minutes so the insides will cook, too.
- Serve them hot with ketchup, barbecue sauce, honey mustard, or your favorite condiments, in a bun, if desired.
Do Ahead or Delegate: Peel the garlic, combine the parsley, oregano, and basil, juice the lemon, or fully assemble and refrigerate the patties. Scramble Flavor Booster: Add 1 tsp. curry powder or 1/4 tsp. ginger powder and 1 Tbsp. soy or teriyaki sauce to the burgers and/or serve them with spicy barbecue sauce or spicy mustard. Tip: Not all olive oils are created equal. Make sure that the olive oil you purchase says "extra virgin" on the label. This indicates the oil contains only crushed and pressed olives and as a result, has a higher level of antioxidants and a richer flavor than those olive oils not characterized as "extra virgin". Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 230, Total Fat: 5g, 7%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 5%; Cholesterol: 90mg, 30%; Sodium: 170mg, 7%; Total Carbohydrate: 8g, 3%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 4%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 36g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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