Apple Bacon Chicken Burger
Shhh! ……….I don’t want to say this too loud, but I think the weather is taking a turn ……for the better 🙂
That means its time to dust off (maybe you will still have to shovel,depending on where you live) the grill. An nice burger on the grill would really hit the spot, huh????
Maybe this Apple Bacon Chicken Burger would be just the ticket. I said it a million…slight exaggeration …….times but I love ground chicken for a burger in place of turkey. For me, it has a better flavor, but if you are a lover of the turkey, please substitute it in this recipe.
As anyone who has used ground chicken (or turkey) knows it can be a little dry, but in the case of this burger the add ins make it nice and juicy. One other tip, I know its poultry and you do need to cook it through, but do not over cook it. If you do, no matter what you have added, it will be dry. A little bit of bacon, onion, sage and maple syrup add a nice flavor to the burger and a topping of Maple Dijon sauce and grilled granny smith apples and wow!!!
Tim and I love burgers and we will be adding more burger’s like the Apple Bacon Chicken Burger as the weather improves………we may even end up with our first e-book on Burgers……….Boyd’s Book of Burgers…….I like the sound of that . So stay tuned for more burger recipes and maybe that e-book.
- 2 slices bacon
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
- 3 teaspoons maple syrup, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 granny smith apple, cored, and cut into 12 wedges
- 4 hamburger or kaiser buns, lightly toasted
- Dice bacon and cook in a small skillet until crisp. Remove from pan to drain on paper toweling. Add onions to bacon drippings and saute until lightly browned. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
- Combine, ground chicken, bacon, onion, sage, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, salt and pepper. Mix well and divide into 4 burgers.
- Place the burger on a grill pan or outdoor grill coated with non-stick cooking spray. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, toss apple wedges with remaining 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Grill the apple slices until you have nice grill marks.
- To assemble the burgers place burger on bottom half of bun. Top with Maple Dijon Sauce (see recipe below), top with grilled apples and top half of bun.
- Maple Dijon Sauce:
- Mix together 3 tablespoons mayo or salad dressing, 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 small shallot( about 3 teaspoons). Serve with Apple Bacon Burger.
Keywords: ground chicken, apple, maple syrup, mustard, burger, grill
Tandoori Chicken Burgers
The weather might be trying to keep a foothold in winter but, I am ready for Spring!!! This winter has been sooooo long, cold and snowy. I am not a huge winter weather lover, but this year was about more than a girl could stand. I will be putting my boots and winter coat away and no matter what happens, I will not put them on again until November!!!!!
Now, my rant is over, on to Spring talk…….I am ready to grill again. I know…….you can grill all winter if you want too, but, I don’t like to be cold ,so I AM NOT going to stand outside in the cold to grill. Sorry I think that was a rant again…….
Burgers, they beg to be grilled. I did not grill this burger, but will most certainly be making the Tandoori Chicken Burgers again very soon…… on the grill….did you hear that Mother Nature?
I have seen these burgers made with lamb, beef, or chicken, but in an effort to begin eating better, I chose chicken. The bread is Naan, an Indian flatbread, instead of a traditional bun. I am sure you can make the bread yourself, but I have found it readily available at the grocery store.
The Tandoori Chicken Burger is flavor packed, and topped with cucumber, red onion, cilantro and a cool yogurt sauce. Wrapped in the Naan, it makes a healthy alternative to a regular burger.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast
- 4 green onions
- 3 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- Naan bread
- red onion sliced thinly
- Yogurt Sauce:
- 1 small container fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon fresh mint chopped
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- Place the chicken and spices in a large bowl. Mix well. Form into 4 patties.
- Place yogurt, mint, cumin, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir together. Set aside.
- Slice cucumbers, red onions, and lightly chop cilantro. Set aside.
- Cook burgers on a preheated grill over medium-medium high grill. About 3 minutes per side. You can cook inside in a large skillet also. Grill Naan bread or warm in a skillet or grill pan.
- Top the burgers with a few sliced cucumbers, red onion, and a generous handful of cilantro.
- Add the yogurt sauce and serve.
Keywords: ground chicken, green onions, ginger, lemon, paprika, cumin, cardamon, Naan, cucumber, cilantro, greek yogurt
As promised, yet another Corned Beef recipe. This one is a simple and easy way to use left over Corned Beef from your St Patty’s Day Celebration.
Once again I cannot say enough about pizza…………I swear you can put anything on a pizza crust and have it come out tasty. After all pizza crust is bread, so any sandwich filling will make a great pizza. And who says pizza has to have tomatoes for the sauce…….mix it up sometimes , after all variety is the spice of life.
The Rueben Sandwich……….One account holds that Reuben Kulakofsky, a Lithuanian born grover, residing in Omaha, Nebraska, was the inventor. Kulakofsky’s weekly poker game was held in the Blackstone Hotel. The participants, who nicknamed themselves “the committee”, included the hotel’s owner, Charles Schimmel. The sandwich first gained local fame when Schimmel put it on the Blackstone’s lunch menu, and its fame spread when a former employee of the hotel won a national contest with the recipe.
Other accounts hold that the Reuben’s creator was Arnold Reuben, the German owner of the once-famous, now defunct Reuben’s Delicatessen in New York City.
Whatever the origin, it’s a yummy sandwich. If you make the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner you are likely to have corned beef left over…………why not try a Rueben Pizza. Pizza crust with thousand island dressing ……no need for the traditional tomato base for this pizza. Topped with all the sandwich fixings, that left over corned beef ( you can buy deli corned beef and chop it up if you prefer), sauerkraut, and swiss cheese. I added onions……….because I like onions on a sandwich and on pizza…….you can leave them off if you prefer.
Try the Rueben Pizza……….before or after St Patty’s Day or any day you are craving a Rueben.
- 1-14 oz. Boboli Pizza Crust
- 3/4 cup Thousand Island Dressing
- 4 oz. shredded corned beef, chopped
- 1 cup onions thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup Sweet Bavarian Sauerkraut , drained and squeeze out excess water
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss Cheese
- Preheat oven to 450*
- Place pizza crust on pizza stone or cookie sheet. Spread thousand island dressing over the pizza crust. Top with corned beef, onion, sauerkraut. Sprinkle swiss cheese over toppings.
- Place in preheat oven and bake until heated through, cheese is melted and beginning to brown, about 20 minutes.
You can use deli corned beef in place of the shredded corned beef.
Keywords: corned beef, thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, onion, swiss cheese. pizza