Lately, I have been working very hard on creating a more healthy menu. After all, we are way too young to let what we eat catch up with us.
Tonight, I made Stuffed Chicken Burgers. Intrigued? Read on my friends...it was scrumptious!!!
~1-2 lbs of ground chicken (depending on how many people are eating, and how much you want)
~Jar or fresh roasted red peppers
~1/2 cup shredded skim mozzarella cheese
~Whole wheat buns for the burger
~Olive or vegetable oil (optional, for forming burger patties)
Start up your oven broiler.
Thaw ground chicken and place into a large mixing bowl. Add as much of the breadcrumbs as you'd like (I used about 1/3 cup, that might be too much for you, so play around with it). Add some salt and fresh ground black pepper if you wish.
Take about a tablespoon of oil and rub it on your hands so that your meat doesn't stick. Form the meat into thin patties, and place the patties on a greased cookie sheet or foil. Place some of the roasted red peppers and some of the mozzarella on top of the peppers. Once the filling is done, place another patty on top of the other. Form into a burger, pushing the sides together so that the filling doesn't spill out during broiling.
Pop the burgers (which are now on the foil or cookie sheet on your tray) into your broiler. Broil for about 7-8 minutes on each side.
Grab your whole wheat bun, plop the juicy burger on top, add whatever toppings you desire and enjoy!
This tasted like a pizza burger!!! It was so good. And it is MUCH better for you than a regular burger. When you bite into it, you get the all the goodness of the roasted pepper and cheese melting on your tongue..you really can't beat this experience!
I served these with a side of baked potatoes (I was going to do sweet potatoes, but the grocery man didn't put it in my bag which I noticed tonight. The grocery store is in trouble! Lol). We ate our burgers with sliced tomatoes, a side of pepperoncini peppers, and a ramekin of spaghetti sauce that I made earlier in the week, which almost made it taste like a meatball sub.
This was phenomenal for something so quick and easy! Get excited for a fun and healthy meal!!!