This is my first “Foodie Friday” post (yay!). I was thinking about which recipe I’d like to share with you all and thought of my husband’s favorite summer meal– Chicken Burgers! I originally got this recipe from Giada De Laurentis on Food Network but have put my own twist on it over the years. Click here for the original recipe.
They are so easy to make and super delish! Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup light mayonnaise
Pinch of salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground chicken
1 Small Onion
1 Small Pepper
¼ cup parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 Kaiser rolls
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup arugula, divided
½ cup Mushrooms
1 Small Eggplant
For the mayonnaise: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, garlic, and rosemary; set aside.
For the burgers: Preheat a gas or charcoal grill or place a grill pan over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, add the ground chicken, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, ¼ cup parsley, sautéed chopped onion, sautéed chopped pepper and 1/2 of the mayonnaise mixture. Using clean hands, gently combine the ingredients and form the chicken mixture into 4 patties. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for about 7 minutes on each side. Transfer to paper towels and let rest for a few minutes.
While the burgers are cooking: Sauté mushrooms with salt and pepper. Set aside. Slice Eggplant into ½ inch thick portions. Brush each side with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and place on grill until tender.
Brush the cut side of each roll with the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly golden.
To assemble the burgers: Spread a dollop of the remaining mayonnaise mixture on the tops and bottoms of the toasted buns. Place ¼ cup of arugula on bottom bun with chicken burgers on top. Next, add mushrooms, eggplant and finish with the top half of the bun.