Here’s a nice simple recipe that makes up an awesome little chicken burger. It takes little time to prepare, and no time at all to grill. The cheese is built right into the burger.
And even better, it’s a very healthy meal. Good tasting, and good for you!
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Burgers
1 1/4 lbs. ground chicken
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Nonstick cooking spray
First, lets get the burgers mixed up and made into patties. In a bowl, mix together the ground chicken, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and lemon juice. Once it’s thoroughly combined, form this into 4 patties. Of course you can make 3 if you prefer them nice and fat!
Now lets get that grill going. A nice medium hot grill will do for these. They cook very fast, so you don’t want the outside to cook faster than the inside. There’s very little fat in the ground chicken, so they can dry out on you if you cook them for too long. You’ll probably want to leave a cooler area on the grill to move them from direct heat if you end up with too hot of a fire.
Before you put the burgers on that hot grill, lightly spray both sides of the burgers with a cooking spray. You can read more on this technique in my grill tip article “Spray the Food, Not the Grill“.
Once they’re done, take them off and create a burger to your liking with your favorite condiments and the kind of bun of your choice. Personally, I like to put these on a nice onion roll. Very tasty! You can also lightly butter the buns and toast them on the grill just before taking the burgers off. Even more tasty!