Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers

Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers
Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers

 

1 lb ground chicken breast

1 tsp onion powder

¼ tsp minced garlic

1 ½ tbsp dried parsley

½ tsp dried thyme

2 tbsp lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing

4 slices Sargento Ultra Thin sliced swiss cheese

4 slices tomato

4 leaves romaine lettuce

4  whole-wheat hamburger buns

 

Mix the first 7 ingredients (chicken through salt/pepper) in a bowl until thoroughly incorporated.  Shape into 4 patties. Cook in pan preheated pan 5-7 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reaches 165℉.  Top each patty with 1 slice of swiss cheese, 1 tablespoon Thousand Island, tomato and lettuce. Serve on a whole-wheat bun.

 

4 servings, 395 calories per serving

Hack:  Place burgers on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer until frozen.  Put individually into sealable sandwich bags and then into a sealable freezer bag or freezer container.  The rolls can also be frozen in the same manner.

Hack:  To extend the shelf life of romaine, separate leave and wash.  Dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels.  Place lettuce leaves in a sealable plastic bag or container with paper towels between each layer to absorb moisture.  Replace paper towels if they become soggy.

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10 Replies to “Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers”

  1. Hey Cynthia,

    I love your website and article. I am a huge chicken burger fan and the fact that you can teach us how to make them is amazing.

    My girlfriend loves chicken burgers too. You have cheered us up during this pandemic and being on our own. We can now make these as something to do together. I have even forwarded on your article to my friends as they love chicken burgers too.

    Thank you for sharing, and keep up the amazing work on your site.

    All the best,

    Tom

    1. I hope you enjoyed them. Everybody seems to be cooking and baking during this crisis and I’m happy to be able to share some ideas! Stay safe, Tom.

  2. I learned something new here today.  Thanks for sharing the Lemon Herb Chicken burger recipe.  Home made sure beats them packaged frozen chicken burgers.   The Hacks are a nice added value at end.  I’m curious to know how long this process would take for a newbie like me?   I’m grateful I found your site as I’m in the same boat and I can learn from your expertise. Thank you.

    1. Total time from start to finish should take less than 30 minutes!  To make it even easier, I make these up in advance and freeze them so all I have to do is thaw and cook.

  3. Got to say I do love a good chicken burger. I would never have thought to put a thousand Island dressing on my chicken burger but I love it. 

    I am going to town now to buy some more ingredients so I can make chicken burgers for lunch. Keep the fantastic recipe coming.

  4. Hey Cynthia

    Oh what a delicious recipe!

    All those ingredients such as garlic and thyme are fantastic for the health of the gut microbiome.

    It is so much better to make our own food from scratch rather than store bought which have so many artificial ingredients and preservatives.

    I enjoyed your tips on making and freezing the burgers and then also keeping lettuce fresh.

    Excellent

    Best wishes 

    Sheen

  5. Due to the pandemic I have slimed down and have been exercising more. First time in 20 years I have started to eat healthy. It is so great to wake up feeling great and ready to run out the door instead of feeling sluggish and not wanting to move at all. I fall into one of those groups where by the end of the month my food budget doesn’t quite stretch. I have used the food pantry to supplement and they sometimes can offer healthy alternatives but mostly it still is sugary foods. I am diabetic so I pass. I found your site so informative and I will continue to follow from now on. I am hoping to learn to cook for 2 and being able to enjoy it a bit more. I have a 55 year old boyfriend who is a finicky eater. How would I incorporate more choices into his meal without having to cook twice. If he doesn’t like something he just pushes it aside and goes to a fast food restaurant. Thanks for your in depth article.

    1. Food pantries are a valuable resource and I have used them often.  I suggest that you visit several as they often offer different types of food.  While some may rely heavily on government-issued food, others receive more local donations (local stores and/or farms) and are able to offer healthier choices.  Good luck.

      I would also ask if your boyfriend would get more involved with meal planning.  What does he like to eat? How can you make that healthier? Would he be willing to try something new if it was offered alongside a favorite food (so he can be assured that he will like at least one thing on his plate)?  What kind of fast foods does he like?  Can those things be replicated at home?

      It’s often helpful if healthy food can be “enhanced” with sauces to make it more palatable for finicky eaters.  One example is this quick and easy creamed spinach

      Please let me know if any of these suggestions help!

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