Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Memorial Day Rocking Rooster Burgers

I’m having loads of fun exploring burgers for Memorial Day Weekend and actually, so is my husband Filippo!  Today we’re using chicken.   I wanted to create a hearty burger that would satisfy a big manly appetite or even a teenage boy who loves his big meaty burgers.
So after some experimenting I settled on a ground chicken burger stuffed with a mixture of fresh rosemary, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.  I can guarantee this burger will satisfy even the pickiest beef burger lover.  It’s hearty like beef, not at all dainty in flavor and pairs perfectly with a chill beer.

Ingredients for 3 burgers:
1 pound ground chicken
4 burger buns of choice
3 Sundried Tomatoes finely Chopped
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 T. Non Fat Greek Yogurt
3 T. Fresh Chopped Rosemary
1 cup baby spinach
Mustard Red Onion Sauce
Ingredients for Mustard Red Onion Sauce:
½ cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt
¼ cup Grated Red Onion with juice
1 T. Dijon Mustard
¼ t. salt
Pinch pepper
½ t. lemon juice
1.     Mix all sauce ingredients together and set aside
2.     Divide chicken into 6 thin patties
3.     Mix together sundried tomatoes, yogurt, mozzarella and rosemary
4.     Spread cheese mixture in center three of the patties
5.     Top with remaining patties gently squeezing edges together
6.     Heat sauté or grill pan and coat with non stick spray
7.     Sauté patties for about 15 minutes on medium turning once.
8.     Spread Sauce on top and bottom of buns, add the spinach and patty.

If you wanted, these chicken patties could be served as a main dish with a salad or veggies on the side.  Definitely serve the onion mustard sauce on the side or topping the patties; it really adds another dimension of flavor!


  1. I love how you stuffed these chicken burgers-yum! Looks fresh and healthy-will give it a try!

  2. That sounds very tasty. I make something similar to it on the grill mixed with Parmesan.

  3. I LOVE stuffed burgers...been making a lot of them myself this summer! Great job! ~Kirsten Shabaz

  4. Curt, parmesan sound fab! I know they will be great!

  5. Yum...this looks so good! I make my burgers out of ground chicken or turkey about 90% of the time, so always looking for fun ways to spice them up. Love this sauce!!

  6. These would be perfect for my boys! Absolutely a beautiful dish. Lean and hearty. I love it.

  7. Love chicken burgers, we had them camping. I have faith whatever you come up with be perfect. Hope you are having a great week.

  8. Yummmm! Loving your burger posts!! :) :)

  9. Love that you use Greek yogurt in your sauce. Have you tried the Fage brand?..makes recipes very creamy!