Sometimes I try to put on my jeans and they feel snug, and I’m reminded that red meat and cookies may not be the best diet. When those days come around, I opt for turkey or chicken.
This time I grabbed the chicken meat and made some really tasty burgers. It’s easy and it doesn’t take very long, two things I love. I’m not going to lie, adding the goat cheese probably wasn’t the best option, but it’s just so darn tasty I had to!
Makes 4 burgers
1 pound ground chicken
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon Herb de Provence
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
Cracked black pepper and salt
1/4 red onion, chopped
2 teaspoons dry ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon cracked red pepper
1-2 hearty handfuls of basil, chopped
3 Tablespoons olive oil
4 onion rolls
Goat cheese (if goat cheese isn’t your thing, go for blue or even a swiss is fine)
Get your grill going at medium/high heat. I use my Le Creuset grill pan.
Gently mix all of your ingredients together in a large bowl.
I find it’s best to score the meat with the side of your palm. This makes it easier to get burgers that are relatively the same size.
Let them cook about 6 minutes on each side. I like to toast my hamburger buns. Either pop them on the grill, toast them, or stick them under the broiler. If you go the broiler route, keep an eye on them. I hate when I burn them!
When they’re done, top with tomatoes, lettuce and whatever cheese you like. I like goat cheese, it melts beautifully.