Friday, 25 January 2013

Mexican chicken burgers

I love a good ol burger, who doesn't? And I am particular partial for a low fat chicken or beef burger especially when they are  tasty. Now, I've blogged previously about my low fat chicken and spring burgers and my turkey burgers, but these are different. These chicken burgers have a nice added twist as they are Mexican inspired with the added chopped jalapenos and topped with guacamole, sour cream and salsa (probably not so healthy then). Served with a handful of fries and a side salad this makes a perfect mid- week meal. The recipe is adapted from my Love Food Barbecue book, which I have currently misplaced, but is a fantastic cook book for burgers, meats, sides and grills. Here is how my Mexican chicken burgers turned out:
Mexican chicken burgers

I first started by mixing the chicken mince, spring onions, Cajun seasoning, chopped jalapenos, all purpose seasoning and mixed so that all the mixture is in cooperated.
Ingredients for chicken burgers
Mixture kneaded
Once all the ingredients are combined, shape into four burgers and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Shaped chicken burgers
Place two tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and then fry each burger for 10 minutes on each side.
Chicken burgers cooking
Once cooked place each burger in bun and top with a dollop of guacamole, salsa and sour cream.

Ingredients for Mexican chicken burgers adapted from Easy Barbecue cook book.
500g chicken mince
1 garlic clove
2 spring onions
8-10 chopped jalapenos
1 tbsp all purpose seasoning
1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
2tbsp oil
burger buns
Mexican dips: sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

1) In a large bowl, mix together the chicken mince, garlic. Cajun seasoning, jalapenos and spring onions. Combine well with your hands, shape into 4 patties then place in the fridge for  30 minutes.
2) Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat then cook the burgers for 10 minutes on each side until cooked through. Slice the burger buns in half, place the burgers inside the buns and top with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

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