The Two Chicken Burgers

I’m going to tell you all something but you have to promise not to laugh – and I have bionic hearing so I’ll hear if you’re laughing. Here goes. I do not own a food processor. Not by choice. Those things are kind of pricey and when it comes to pricey kitchen gadgets, I’d prefer not to spend MY money (are you reading hubby?). Soooo everytime I go to Walmart or Bed Bath & Beyond and I do mean every time – just ask my PIC – I go to the kitchen appliance section and stare lovingly for minutes at a food processor, a crock-pot and this really sweet Mr Coffee frappuccino maker. Everytime. But moving along. So I don’t own a food processor or grinder (as this would call for) so I take to my loving Oster blender for ANY and EVERY thing including “grinding” (hey the blender has a “grind” option) my chicken breasts to make these so very flavorful and tasty burgers! Are you giggling? I hear something.
The day I made these I had enough chicken breasts on hand to NOT go back to the store just to buy ground chicken, so I decided to do my own grinding. The blender held up nicely but gave me a pasty-ish type of chicken. I did the best I could with it to season and form these patties. Once they were on the grill, they cooked extraordinarily well. So well, I plan to “grind” up more chicken breasts in my blender until I get a grinder or a food processor. I think either would be better than my poor old Oster!

Buffalo Chicken Burger

Modified from How Sweet Eats

1 chicken breast, ground or if you’re like me, blended
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp Italian seasonings
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tbsp buffalo wing sauce (I used Frank’s) plus more for after grilling
1 tbsp panko breadcrumbs

1. Season ground chicken breast with the all ingredients and let sit in fridge for 30 minutes.
2. Grill for 8 minutes on each side.
3. Place on a bun with your favorite burger additions.

4. Slather patty with buffalo wing sauce and then top with blue cheese

5. Serve with carrot sticks and celery and enjoy!

Italian Chicken Burger
Modified from Paprika Red

1 chicken breast, ground
1 tbsp panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp finely ground pepper
1 egg
1 TB olive oil
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 slice of mozzarella-provolone cheese

1. Season ground chicken breast with the all ingredients (except mozzarella-provolone slice) and let sit in fridge for 30 minutes.
2. Grill for 8 minutes on each side. Add cheese in the last minute of grilling.
3. Place patty on bun with favorite toppings

Bye For Now…..

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29 thoughts on “The Two Chicken Burgers

  1. First of all: I love this recipe. Second: I DO NOT OWN A FOOD PROCESSOR EITHER!!! Girl I don’t even have a blender. Those are the expensive gadgets that go on a bridal registry… and I’m not married. Nuff said. I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I always have to dance around recipes that call for a food processor and get creative with how to smash things up.

  2. Slather – now that is a truly good word! I know what you mean about the gadgets and staring at them. I do the same (and I already have a food processor). Big Man calls it my kitchen porn! Here´s hoping the kitchen fairy sends you what you need (“need” Tia´s PIC, note, not “want”!) very soon.

    • Awww! I want the kitchen fairy to send me all my kitchen appliance wants and needs. All of them! I would be cooking up so much more yummy stuff.

      I forgot to mention a bread maker. Definitely NEED one of those! Hehehe.

  3. Oh, Tia! I have a food processor (got it for wedding gift…Heather is so right!), but I definitely don’t give it the attention it deserves. I’ve never ground meat! Now are you laughing? I’m learning to expand and try new ways of cooking. Thanks to blogging foodies! This recipe will be my first grinding experience :)

    • No I didn’t laugh but I’m gonna scold you. You need to whip that processor out more and make even more goodies! I can’t wait to get one. It and I will be inseparable.

  4. For the longest time I didn’t own a hand mixer. Yes, a hand mixer. I finally got one when I had to cash in some airline miles. Your burger looks tasty!

    • Now I chuckled at the hand mixer. Forgive me, please? I have one that never gets used. It probably feels unloved and neglected. I think I’ll pay it some mind soon. Thanks for reminding me.

      Thanks for the compliment on the burger!

  5. I love chicken burgers! I make a tequila chicken burger, but I’d love to try these options as well. I had a very, very, very small food processor for about 20 years and it was tiny but did the job. Finally, i got a 11-cup food processor and love it … yours will come. :-)

  6. oh lala!! Yummy!! I am so impressed with your culinary skills, Tia! You always make all these delicious & amazing stuff! Totally salivating right now! Actually to be honest with you, I myself don’t have a processor nor do I have a grinder! Just bought a mini slow-cooker for $10 though. hehehe… I just worry about accumulating so many kitchen appliances and end up not using any of them. :/

    • Aww! Thank you Sam. I was glad to read your comment about not having a food processor either. Now I don’t feel so alone. $10 is not a bad price for a slow cooker (mini) at all!! Have you been using it?

  7. It looks like you did just fine (ok, better than fine) with your Oster. I’d love to serve these this summer, when we start grilling and having the neighbors over. Well done (you, not the burgers!).

  8. I would go for the buffalo chicken one. That Franks Red Hot sauce and blue cheese combo are outstanding. BTW I got my cuisinart pro at a thrift store for $4.95 and had a $5.00 of coupon. It was delghtful….They did not give me .05 back.

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