This past weekend was Labor Day weekend and social media was flooded with pictures of ‘All-American’ burgers and dogs (the hot dog version and the animal version).
I didn’t want an ‘American’ burger. I wanted something different. Something unexpected. Something…..Italian!
Since it was a holiday weekend, the meal had to be indulgent. We’re celebrating Summer being over for goodness sake! For those of you who are not aware of my aversion to Summer, please see the post Skinny Cheesecake Dip.
Not only do I love the fact that summer has come and gone, but now- I get to say a big, beautiful “HELLO” to Autumn. Arguably the best season there is. Autumn means football, leaves changing colors, brisk temperatures, and yes-pumpkin spice everything!
But I’ve digressed- let’s get back to this super flavorful Italian Chicken Burger.
The chicken patties have so much flavor and can stand alone on a bun and be plenty tasty. But why stop there?! (Especially when goat cheese can be involved)
Adding the spicy, sun-dried tomato mayonnaise offsets the tangy goat cheese and fresh basil for a balanced profile. Each messy bite is a reminder that not all burgers have to be ‘American’.
So fire up the grill, grab a cold beverage and enjoy this unexpected delight.
Italian Chicken Burgers
Author: Morgan Fields
- Spicy Sun-dried Tomato Mayonnaise
- ½ cup mayo
- ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- Italian Chicken Burgers
- 1 lb ground chicken
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ½ tbsp dried oregano
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- ½ cup Panko crumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 oz goat cheese, sliced
- 4-6 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 4 burger buns
- additional toppings as you wish
- Thoroughly mix together the ground chicken, garlic powder, onion power, oregano, Parmesan cheese, Panko crumbs, and egg in a bowl.
- Form 4 burger patties and set on a plate.
- For the mayonnaise-combine mayo, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
- Heat your grill, or grill pan, to medium-high heat. Cook burgers to 165 degrees.
- Place your burger on the bun, spread with sun-dried mayo and top with sliced goat cheese and fresh basil.