Mediterranean Chicken Burger


I love all my international and fancy foods but something about a burger is always appealing. It is one dish that can easily be customized and adjusted to add a punch of flavor.  I like heathy alternatives like salmon and turkey burger but I wanted to kick it up a bit. This chicken burger is made fresh chicken breast, roasted peppers and a blend of herbs.

 

Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breast – Cut into cubes or 1 1/2 Pound Ground Chicken

1 Egg

1/3 Cup Ground Pecans

1 Red Pepper

1 Tbs Dried Oregano

1 Tbs Italian Seasoning

2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper

2 Tbs Balsamic

1/2 White Onion Diced

Start by placing pepper under the broiler or in a 500 degree oven. Turn every few minutes until the outside starts to blacken all over. While pepper is cooking add onion to a hot pan that is sprayed well. Cooking onion over medium heat, add a 1/4 of water after a few minutes and cook until onions is translucent. Next, lower heat and add balsamic and cook until very little liquid remains. When onions are done place in a blender or food processor. Once pepper is black remove skin, stem and seeds and add to onion. Blend it all together an place in a large bowl.

If using full chicken breast take the pieces of the chicken and grind them up in the food processor. Add chicken to the bowl with pepper and onion mix. To that add one egg, oregano, salt, pepper and italian seasoning. Mix it all together. Then add the pecans and mix again.

Heat a pan to medium high heat and spray well. Place about 6oz size patties of the mix into the pan. Cook each side for four minutes until they are golden brown on each side.

I served the patties on two large slices of eggplant roasted, instead of bread. Use any burger toppings you want and enjoy!!!

 

 

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