Wednesday, March 30, 2011

recipe of the week: chicken burgers w/garlic-rosemary mayo

my friend natasha and i love to hang out
and we looooove to cook
so last week i realized
she's nannying about 15 minutes down the road from me
and i get off on wednesdays right about the time the baby she's caring for goes down for a nap
we got together and cooked!

i found this amazing recipe on food network (thank you, giada!)
and we tried it
and looooved it

chicken burgers with garlic-rosemary mayo

1 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup fresh or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary leaves
1 glove of garlic minced or grated

1 pound ground chicken
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (ok, we used WAY more than that)

4 burger buns or sandwich rolls
1 cup arugula
olive oil

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

preheat a gas or charcoal grill or place a grill pan over medium-high heat. in a large bowl, add the ground chicken, salt, pepper, and about 1/3 of the mayonaise mixture*.

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.

brush the cut side of each roll with the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture. grill for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly golden.**

spread a dollup 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 arugula and finish with the top half of the bun.
 we topped ours with havarti cheese
 and served with trader joe's tabouli salad

* original recipe called for 1/2 the mayo mixture.  i reduced it based on reading reviews that said the burgers held together better with less mayo
** we totally skipped this step because we were SO hungry!  they were still amazing


1 comment:

Tash said...

SO.YUMMY. and thank you for that picture of me on there. go cowboy hats! :)