Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Asian Inspired Chicken Burgers

While we're on the topic of pineapples, here's a yummy recipe I gave my own twist.  A few of the Asian inspired recipes I came across called for ground beef.   The main inspiration for this recipe came from thenest.com, but I saved it to a Word document, and do not know its origins. I decided to make this a lower fat dish and started by subbing ground chicken in place of the beef.  I also swapped the onions for Alexia brand onion rings, which I baked.  It was a bit of a brisk day, so I decided to forgo using the outdoor grill and used my oven and grill pan instead.  The result was a yummy, lower fat, deliciously seasoned burger. The kids will love this one, even if they dissect it like mine did (eating the chicken, pineapple and rings separately - with no bun).

Asian Inspired Chicken Burgers (Serves 4)
1 pound ground chicken

3 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
1 Tbsp ginger (powdered/grated - I used Penzey Spices brand)
2 tsp minced garlic
4 slices of pineapple, four 1/2-inch-thick rings
4 Alexia Foods Onion Rings (in your freezer section) (Left over rings can be served on the side)
4 whole grain hamburger buns (lightly toasted)
1-2 TBSP olive oil to coat pan for pineapples
Cooking spray (about 4 sprays)
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix ground chicken, teriyaki sauce,garlic and cooking spray.  Make 4 individual patties. Turn on broiler.  In an oven safe dish, add olive oil to coat, then add pineapples.  Keep pineapples in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, checking in five minute intervals. I flipped the pineapples over every time I checked on them.  You want them to be golden & soft - not charred. While the pineapples are beginning to cook,  place burgers in grill pan.  Cook throughly.  Follow the directions on the onion rings, which take about 10 minutes to bake.When burgers, pineapples and onion rings are done, add to lightly toasted buns. Enjoy!

PS- Can you tell I have a thing for pineapples?

1 comment:

sokeleng said...

Great recipe. I am going to give it a try soon.