Each aspect of this “recipe” is a recipe in and of itself. You’ve had two days of previews of what was coming without actually knowing it! Today we’re going to take the recipes from the previous two days (Tomato Sauce and Sandwich Buns) and combine them with a Chicken Burger to make Chicken Pizza Burgers!
For a while now I’ve had a growing aversion to ground beef. I still eat it and use it in recipes from time to time, but actually handling it sort of makes me ill. Recently I finally got around to trying ground chicken and I was very pleased with it as an alternative to ground beef! Mushrooms are great as a meat substitute too, but sometimes I just want something with a little more bite. I decided to try a chicken burger, but also thought it needed to be kicked up a notch so this is the end result!
I also thought it would be fun playing around with a baked burger to see how it would turn out and I must say I think the process worked great! It kept a lot of the juiciness within the burger instead of letting it drip out in the process of grilling or pan frying. I want to experiment with this method with other types of burgers in the future.
But for now sit back, relax and let’s make some Chicken Pizza Burgers!
What You’ll Need:
1 pound of ground chicken
1 cup chopped red onion
1 – 6 ounce jar of mushrooms, drained
1 cup of bread crumbs
Freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
Extra virgin olive oil
Tomato Sauce (Note: You can use ready made pizza sauce if you want.)
Sandwich Buns (Note: You can purchase buns if you want.)
Pizza cheeses (Note: I used Mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano and Asiago.)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Dump ingredients into a glass bowl and work together with your hands until all ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is moist and sticks together. (Note: The ground chicken I got was pretty moist. If you have trouble getting it to come together because there isn’t enough moisture you can always add 1 beaten egg. I don’t think you’ll need it though.)
Form into 6-8 patties and place in a baking dish that has been brushed with olive oil:
Bake for 1 hour to ensure they are done through. Remove from the oven and start your assembly.
First you’ll place your cooked chicken burger on a bun:
Next you want to top the burger with some tomato sauce:
Then you want to top with your favorite Pizza cheese(s):
After that you’ll put the bun on top and eat!
Notes: Obviously this is a fork and knife kind of burger, unless you really want to get messy. You could also do this method with any type of ground meat…beef, turkey, pork, etc. I actually ate one of the patties in this form and froze the rest of them for later.