Cilantro Chicken Burgers

One of my favorite things about blogging is all the wonderful people I’ve had the opportunity to meet. One of these people is Cara. As an added bonus, she lives near Boston so I’ve had the chance to meet her, cook with her in her kitchen, and eat at an event that she catered. If you ever need a healthy idea for dinner, check her blog. She mixes flavors that I would never think to mostly because I’m not very a confident cook. Everything I’ve tried from her blog has been great.

This recipe is no exception. I didn’t have any tequila in the house, so I left it out, but I will definitely be making these again. I doubled the recipe and froze half of them to have later. I topped the burgers with some drunken peppers and served them on some sandwich thins (love those things!)

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Cilantro Chicken Burgers

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
4 large clove of garlic, minced
2/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro
zest from 1 lime
dash of lite soy sauce
freshly ground salt & pepper
1/2 cup plain oatmeal

Directions:

Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the burger ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times, until chicken is uniformly ground. Remove and divide into 6 or 8 portions. Shape each into a ball, place on the baking sheet, and flatten with your palm.

Broil the burgers for about 10-12 minutes total, flipping halfway through. Serve on buns with sauteed peppers and onions.

Recipe adapted from Cara's CravingsPrintable Recipe

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8 Responses to “Cilantro Chicken Burgers”

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    Jenny — March 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I’m planning to make these tonight! They sound so good!

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    Momma Bean — March 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I love anything with cilantro in it! Thanks!

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    Brisbane Baker — March 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    WOW, what a great combo! I will definitely be trying these some time soon!

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    yumventures — March 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love Cara’s blog too! These look delish, I love the drunken peppers too!

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    Cara — March 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Wow, the drunken peppers sound like such a nice touch! These could easily evolve into Cuervo & Carona burgers – catchy, right?!

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    Suzi — March 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    These look really yummy! You mentioned tequila but it doesn’t appear in the recipe… I definitely want to try these, but I need to know how much tequila to use because, well, not having tequila is not a problem in my house, haha!

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    Jen — March 28, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Suzi,

    The original recipe from Cara’s blog uses Tequila. I didn’t have any in the house, so the recipe I posted is the adaptation that I made instead. Click here to see Cara’s original version.

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    aimeeher — April 1, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I was just wondering if it mattered what type of oatmeal we used in the recipe. Instant, slow cooking?

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