Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Honey Lime Chicken Burgers

Looking for a lighter summer burger, I thought I would try combining some of my favorite summer flavors. In this recipe, the lime, cilantro, and cumin are bold enough to prevent the burgers from being too bland. Also, the honey adds a subtle summer sweetness that really compliments the chicken. I love these dressed simply with sliced avocado and salsa but you can top with any condiments that you like. Serve these with ice cold Coronas and let summer begin!

Honey Lime Chicken Burgers

1 lime, juiced (save the lime rinds to rub on avocados to prevent browning)
2 tablespoons honey
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 rounded teaspoons cumin
A handful cilantro, finely chopped, about 1/2 tablespoons
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 Lb. ground chicken
1 teaspoon grill seasoning blend or coarse salt and pepper
Possible Toppings: lettuce, tomato, red onion, and sliced avocado (remember to rub the leftover limes on the avocado to prevent browning)
1 cup prepared fresh salsa
4 crusty rolls, split

Combine all burger ingredients in a small bowl. Mix together well. Form into 4 patties. The mixture will be loose, but firms up as it cooks.

Grill burgers chicken 6 to 7 minutes on each side or pan fry over medium high heat in a large nonstick skillet uncovered 6 minutes per side. Slighty salt, to taste.

Place burgers on toasted roll bottoms. Top with desired condiments like lettuce, tomato, red onion and sliced avocado. Spread fresh salsa on roll tops.

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