Listen, stop what you’re doing and make these chicken burgers.
Did that sound abrupt? I prefer you not to answer that.
I mean we are talking about moist ground chicken burgers.
Now, show of hands, who likes the word “moist?”
Neither do I. UNLESS it comes before the words “ground chicken burgers.”
You know what I am talking about. Ground chicken burgers or turkey burgers tend to by synonymous with dry. That’s not cool. In fact, that is uncool.
Last week I posted about paleo sweet potato fries. Oh yes I did. But how can we be eating just fries for dinner? Don’t answer that.
Let’s move on.
It is a good idea to have something else to eat with these fries. Say a burger? Say a MOIST chicken burger? Yes.
Dang. Y’all are so supportive, at least in my mind. I love it.
I have made my share of chicken and turkey burgers. And every recipe I have tried has been on the dry side. That’s a problem. When you are eating paleo and you cannot have a bun or gooey cheese or even super syrupy BBQ sauce (or really most store bought sauces), a dry chicken burger cannot be masked. It’s enough to make you mad. Like. Really. Mad.
So for me, I knew I needed to inject flavor into the chicken burger.
And that’s what I did. I did a lot of research on the web and found bits and pieces of ideas for several recipes. And I combined everything I liked, along with some of my own ideas, into ONE recipe. Yes I did. It should have been a train wreck. But it wasn’t. It was magical.
It. Was. MOIST.
Let’s do this.
Flavorful Ground Chicken Burgers
Take 1 pound of ground chicken or turkey and put it in a medium sized bowl. Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, 3 chives chopped, 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs, 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic), juice of one lemon, 1/2 tsp paprika (or chili powder, if you’re looking for some spice), and 1/8 teaspoon salt. It will look like a party in that bowl:
Mix it all together with your hands.
You are going to find that it is very juicy. And you will think, “How are these going to stay together?” You might even take a minute to curse me and think about tweeting me in your rage and frustration. But just hold on. Well actually, you can always tweet us. We are at @OurSavoryLife. Oh yes I did. Shout out!
Anyway, mold your patties. You should get four patties. Go ahead and set them on wax paper as you mold them to let some of the juices stay contained. If you set them on a paper towel the paper towel will STEAL all the juices from your burger. We cannot let this happen. Protect your patties. I repeat, protect. your. patties.
Heat a fry pan on medium heat and add some coconut oil (or other oil of choice) to your pan. Once your pan is well heated, add as many patties as you can without crowding your pan. Fry them for 6 minutes and then flip them. Fry them on the other side for 4-5 minutes.
And you’re done.
Add some deliciousness. I am talking about tomatoes, avocado, red onion, homemade salsa, homemade paleo mayonnaise. If you are not doing paleo add to your hearts delight. If you are paleo, you know exactly what you can and cannot add. You know what I’m talking about.
Serve with your paleo sweet potato fries. And smile. ‘Cause we are all about smiling over here at Our Savory Life.
- 1 lbs ground chicken or ground turkey
- 1 TBS fresh, chopped dill
- 3 chives, chopped
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
- 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
- ½ tsp paprika or chili powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 TBS coconut oil
- Place the ground meat in a bowl and add all the ingredients.
- Combine with your hands.
- Mold the mixture into 4 patties and set them on wax paper.
- Heat a fry pan and add your oil. Place as many patties in the pan as can fit.
- Cook on one side for 6 minutes and cook on the second side for 4-5 minutes.
- Serve with veggies and sweet potato fries!