Chicken Tequila BurgersPosted: March 17, 2010
These are fairly clean eating chicken burgers , originally found on Cara’s Cravings, with TONS of flavor! I find the little bit of alcohol in the recipe is ok and I still consider them clean eating especially when on the Clean Eating Hamburger Buns I also made. These burgers were easy to make. I mixed up the meat mixture ahead of time, baked the buns ahead of time and everything came together very quickly once we were ready to eat. I did top them with a bit of cheese and sautéed peppers. DELICIOUS! I also grilled mine in my grill pan and the were easy to flip!
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½-1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 chicken breasts (about 1 lb. total)
3-4 tbsp. cilantro
Zest of ½ a lime
1 oz. tequila
Dash of soy sauce
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
½ cup panko bread crumbs-I used whole wheat
Sautéed bell pepper and onion
Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and brush lightly with olive oil. Combine the garlic, jalapeno, chicken breasts, cilantro and lime zest in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse several times until the chicken is uniformly ground. Mix in the tequila, soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and panko. Pulse a few more times until the ingredients are well blended.
Form the mixture into 4-5 patties and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Broil the burgers for about 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking to brown both sides. Check for doneness before serving. Serve on buns with sautéed bell pepper and onion, and lettuce as desired.