Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Fajita Burgers

Somewhat based on this recipe from Food Network. I made quite a few changes though!

Chicken Fajita Burgers

1 1/3 pounds ground chicken
1 tablespoons ground chipotle chili powder, a palm full

2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Several drops hot sauce

1 tablespoon grill seasoning (I used McCormick's SpicyMontreal Steak Seasoning)

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

1 small or medium onion, chopped

1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and chopped

1/2 bell pepper, chopped (I added this to Anthony's burger, but not mine)
salsa verde or tomatillo taste/sight

tortillas/wraps (I used TJ's habanero lime wraps)

Combine chicken, chipotle powder, cilantro, hot sauce, onion, peppers, green salsa, and grill seasoning. Score and divide meat into 4 sections and form big patties, 1-inch thick. Drizzle patties with extra-virgin olive oil and cook 6 minutes on each side or until meat is firm and cooked through.

To serve, fold wrap creatively around burger and secure with a toothpick...or a small kabob skewer if that's what you have handy...

These were pretty amazing. Definitely keep some extra green salsa on hand to put on the burgers though--it makes them better! I think next time I might try a fresh tomato slice on top...perhaps some homemade guacamole...

(sorry I wasn't able to get a decent shot of them...but they were yummy!)



...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Mmm...that really sounds good!!!

Jen R said...

Is it weird that I started licking the screne? Please don't judge me. Everything about this recipe sounds fantasic. I'm going to try it for sure.

Stopping by from SITS. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Emily said...

They sound yummy! Thanks for the recipe! I've been looking for some new ideas.

Aleta said...

Woah! My mouth was burning just reading all those spicy ingredients. Hehe. Sounds YUMMY!!!!

KiraAJ said...

mm this is definately something different my son would LOVE this! Thanks for stoppin by my blog the other day darl :)

{ Persis Shah } said...

hi Lora!

i'm luving your all ned blog template and all looks fab! and this recipe does look delish. i can't wait to try it out...only i'll have to swap chicken with beans since ima veg.

have a lovely day today =)


WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

It looks delicious! I am totally into wrapping things,.. easy for us, the peeps who are not so good with the cooking thing.
Don't like chicken patties though, but I am sure a breast fillet will be equally great... no?

Elizabeth Patch said...

thank you Lora so much for stopping by my blog on my SITS day and leaving a comment. I truly appreciate it! and BTW, this recipe sounds yummy!

Bethany said...

Those look delicious! I'm going to have to try them :)

Jenny said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.