This Chicken Burger Recipe Will Make You Quit Red Meat

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Everyone loves burgers, whether they are beef burgers, chicken burgers, or made out of another animal protein or vegetable. Juicy and flavorful, there aren’t many foods that satisfy quite like they do. But many of us may be trying to cut back on overall red meat consumption, or we might be cleansing on the Clean Program and are avoiding red meat for a certain amount of time. Do we have to give up burgers? Heck no! This chicken burger recipe (make them with turkey if you want) makes a crazy delicious meal that is also healthy. These chicken burgers provide our bodies with necessary protein and healthy fats, while making our taste buds really happy. Top with caramelized onions and we have a meal that’s sure to satisfy the whole family.

Serves 4

Chicken Burger Recipe Ingredients:

Burgers

16 ounces free-range boneless chicken breast, cut into large chunks (or you can use ground free-range chicken or turkey)

¼ cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped

¼ cup yellow onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

sea salt to taste

Topping

1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons coconut oil

pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Place a medium saucepan over medium heat with the coconut oil, adding the sliced onions once oil is melted.

Let onions begin to cook down, stirring them around every so often to keep from sticking. When onions begin to brown slightly, pour in a tablespoon of water, lower heat just below medium and continue to cook and stir, letting them caramelize.

While onions cook down, make the burgers.

Note: Skip this step if using pre-ground meat.

In a food processor, blend the chicken and onion and garlic until well puréed.

Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add the herbs and salt.

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Mix well with your hands, then form into 4 equal sized burgers.

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In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt two tablespoons of coconut oil. When melted, add the burgers, allowing them to brown on one side (several minutes), then flip and brown the other side. If not serving right away, you can transfer into a heated oven to keep them warm.

Once burgers are done cooking, top with onions and serve warm.

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Recipe//Frank Giglio
Photography//Jenny Nelson