If my Whole Foods carried raw ground chicken on a regular basis I would make these much more often. As it is I find it every few visits. I don't buy ground chicken anywhere else because every other store's ground chicken has something added to it. Added flavors can mean gluten or artificial flavors or preservatives and are best avoided. Ground chicken is great to cook with. It's lean and light I prefer it to ground turkey hands down. When made into burgers there is no need for any fillers to hold them together. This recipe is full of veggies and flavor and is really great on freshly baked Jalapeño Cheese Rolls.
I topped mine with homemade salsa and avocado slices and loved every bite. Other toppings available were sliced red onions, tomatoes and ketchup. Every one of us dressed ours up slightly different and we were all quite happy.
Grilled Cilantro Chicken Burgers on GF Jalapeño Rolls
Makes 8 large chicken burgers
2 lbs Raw Ground Chicken Breast
1/2 cup Cilantro, finely chopped
1 large Jalapeño, finely chopped
1 medium Carrot, finely shredded
1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
dash if Garlic Powder
dash of Black Pepper, freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Mix the raw chicken with all the rest of the ingredients. Very clean hands are the fastest way to mix everything thoroughly.
Shape into eight burgers and grill on medium heat until cooked through and lightly browned. These are just as easy and just as flavorful when cooked on my cast iron frying pan. When I cook them this way I use a little bit of coconut oil on the pan because the chicken is so lean.
The best part of tonight's dinner are the leftovers for the week. There are still four burgers and half a dozen rolls for fast meals when time is short - all I'll have to do is make a quick salad. Cooking in quantity is such a time saver. It takes only moments longer to double most recipes and in doing so you can literally save hours per week.
Hope you have a great week.