Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Grilled Burgers With a Twist!

We love hamburgers . . . . grilled, of course with a toasted bun. It's the taste of summer. But we sometimes like to do things a bit differently --

And how can you do a burger differently? Make a chicken burger!!!! More healthy than beef and certainly with the recipe as flavorful as beef.
It's from Giada and it's good -- so good that it will be on our table again and again this summer. A flavorful burger and a toasty bun. Who could ask for anything better!
Served with the perfect accompanyment -- corn on the cob -- Farmer's Market corn on the cob -- oozing with butter!
And for the absolute perfect meal -- Mary's Lemon Coleslaw. It is summer on a plate!

And it's also Friday and time for Foodie Friday -- so join Michael at Designs by Gollum to see what else is cooking this Friday!


1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 clove garlic, minced

1 pound ground chicken
1/2 t. kosher salt
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
4 sandwich rolls or burger buns
1/4 c. olive oil
1 cup Arugula, divided

For the mayonnaise: in a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, garlic and rosemary; set aside.

For the burgers: Preheat a gas or charcoal grill. In a large bowl, add the ground chicken, 1/2 t. salt, 1/4 t. 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.

Brush the cut sides of the buns with the olive oil and 1 t. 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 the chicken burgers on the bottom halves of the buns. Top each with 1/4 cup of argulua and finish with the top half of the bun.


Southerncook said...

I am so hungry right now and those chicken burgers look fabulous. I could dive right into the computer. I'll have to try Giada's recipe soon. I am waiting on DD and we are going out to dinner just the two of us.


Haden News said...

I made Mary's Lemon Coleslaw too--isn't it the best!! I like your chicken burgers, great recipe.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I need to take a break and cook this! It looks delicious.

Shellbelle said...

I love chicken burgers! Haven't had beef in almost thirty years. This recipe sounds great and that's the thing with chicken burgers, the possibilities are endless.

Now I have to go check out that coleslaw recipe!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martha, Grilling these chicken burgers would be a nice diversion from beef.
I am going to try these next week. I'll post them on my weekly menu.
Look for a link to this post and your blog.
I can't wait. They look so summery and scrumptious!
Thanks for the great recipe!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've had turkey burgers but never a chicken burger! I love Giada and this sounds wonderful for a light summer meal on the grill.

Jane said...

Now THIS chicken burger sounds like something I would LOVE!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I know what we'll be grilling this weekend...

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Shirley said...

That looks so good with the coleslaw and corn on the cob! I make turkey burgers all the time and I like them better now than hamburgers.

Pondside said...

That looks WAY better than the burger I had at the group home this evening while I was working!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Mmmm... chicken burgers look GREAT. I like ground chicken better than ground turkey; can't remember why!
But I can't remember why I walk into my pantry, so that's not unusual.

LOVE the meal... LOVE the china! ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend, Martha!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Martha,
I posted my weekly menu and I am making these fabulous sounding burgers and the coslaw next Sunday! I posted a link to your blog and this delicious post!
Have a great week!