Sunday, April 12, 2009

Chicken Patties

I really don't watch a lot of TV- but when I do, it's usually only on 2 stations. News? Nah. TV shows? I'd rather buy it on DVD and skip the commercials. Reality shows? PASS... So you must be thinking- what else could she be watching? E! Channel and Food Network! Nothing like some juicy celebrity gossip while you cook your dinner. I watch Food Network so much that my DB watches it- even when I can't- and one of his favorite FN (Food Network) stars is none other than... GUY FIERI. His laid-back and one-of-the-guys approach is inviting, and it just makes you want to be his friend. I mean- who wouldn't want to get paid to travel across the country and try all the "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives"? This meal is what I call an "all-in-one": it contains protein, veggies, and carbs (whole wheat). It's like a power meal all packed in one spicy sandwich. In an effort to "healthify" burgers, this uses ground chicken (ground turkey in our case)- healthier for you, but still has a BIG BITE.

2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1/2 red onion, diced
4 Tbsp black olives, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced (or jarred roasted red pepper- drain and pat dry)
1 jalapeno, diced (or 2-2.5 Tbsp jarred, sliced jalapenos- run knife through it to dice)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup diced artichoke hearts (canned)
1-1/2 lbs ground chicken
1/2 tsp Hungarian paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley (or 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley)
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp celery salt (used 1/4 tsp celery seed & 1/4 tsp salt)
1/4 tsp ground sage
2 Tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs
1 egg

Toasted hamburger buns
Tomato, sliced

1. In a medium saute pan over medium-low heat, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and all raw vegetables (red onion through artichoke hearts), and saute until translucent and slightly tender. Remove and cool.

2. Add vegetables to raw ground chicken, and mix thoroughly.
3. Add all dry ingredients and 1 egg. Thoroughly mix all ingredients and form into 4 patties. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. In the same saute pan, add remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil, and cook the patties 2-3 minutes per side... or if you prefer, you can grill the patties.
5. Serve with ketschup and mustard on a toasted burger bun with lettuce and tomato.

Homemade Ranch dressing on toasted Whole Wheat bread, Chicken Patties topped with Pepper-Jack cheese, and Garlic Fries on the side!

Source: Loosely adapted from Guy Fieri


Mary Ellen said...

I think I'll have to try this one and not tell my husband what I'm making. He wouldn't want to try it but based on your review and the ingredient list, I think he would love it! Me too!

Joelen said...

What a great combo of spices used in these! Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

The flavors were really terrific. I loved how the peppers added such good taste to the burgers- some flavors I would have never thought of adding.

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