Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spicy Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

Thanks to Pinterest I have gained a great resource to expand on healthy recipes. Last night, we made these great chicken burgers! Hopefully my photography skills will improve when it come to taking food pictures, but for now I will do my best to provide the best I can! Since we don't eat red meat in our household, I am always looking for other burger options. My husband eats red meat, but he knew before he married me there would be no red meat served in our household. :) These chicken burgers were excellent and definitely a meal we will eat again! I made green beans to go with ours, but you of course could pick any side of your choice! Hope you enjoy!

Spicy Hawaiian Chicken Burgers
Via: Homemade by Holman

2 pounds ground chicken
6 pineapple rings (or equivalent slices, cut about 1/2" - 3/4" thick)
6 slices pepper jack cheese
6 whole wheat hamburger buns
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp seasoning salt (I use Lawry's)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic, minced

Combine the ground chicken, soy sauce, 1/2 the paprika, 1/2 the chili powder, seasoning salt and cumin. Lightly mix with your hands and divide into 6 even balls. Form patties, making them slightly thinner in the middle and sprinkle with remaining paprika and chili powder. Refrigerate about 30 minutes.

Preheat the grill to medium heat. Coat grates lightly with oil. Grill burgers over medium heat about 6 minutes per side. The burgers should flip easily when they are ready to turn, if they want to stick, give them another minute. Top with cheese for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking time to melt. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to rest. Grill buns if desired.

For the pineapple, if you are using rings, grill directly on the grates over medium heat. Carefully turn after 1-2 minutes. If you are using pineapple slices or chunks, thread onto skewers and grill skewers in the same fashion. Assemble burgers and enjoy.


1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love this recipe and will be having it again tonight!