I travel constantly for work, which hasn't been great for my waistline. After eating in all of the best restaurants in the world for a few years, I realized that I had gained around 30 pounds. Fortunately, I was able to work with a health coach who taught me some valuable skills for my way of life. She taught me how to recognize unhealthy foods and swap them out for better options--even in foreign hotels. The results were incredible. I was able to lose weight while enjoying my travel adventures. My blog is for anyone out there who wants to enjoy healthier food on the go.
When you own a bar and grill-style restaurant, one of the keys to keeping your customers happy is adding new items to the menu from time to time. Chicken burgers are an excellent addition to the menu because they appeal to those who are looking for a slightly healthier option, while still being tasty enough to satisfy bar food cravings. Here are two house-made chicken burger recipes to consider adding to your bar and grill menu. You can prepare the patties ahead of time, keep them in the cooler for up to 2 days, and cook them to order.
Spinach, Feta and Chicken Burgers
Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the spinach, and saute over medium heat until the spinach is fully wilted. Drain the liquid out of the pan, and allow the spinach to cool. Blot it gently with some paper towels to absorb the excess moisture.
Combine the spinach with the other ingredients, and use your hands to toss the mixture gently. Do not squeeze the meat, as this will make it tough.
Divide the chicken mixture into 12 portions, and shape each into a patty. Lay the patties out on a baking sheet, cover them in plastic wrap, and store them in the cooler for up to 2 days.
When a customer orders a burger, grill it for approximately 4 - 5 minutes per side. Place on a bun, and add the desired toppings. Olives, lettuce, and some Greek dressing are delicious choices!
Chipotle-Coated Cheddar and Chicken Burgers
Combine the chicken, salt, Worcestershire sauce, cheese and garlic powder. Mix gently with your hands until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Divide the mixture into 12 portions, and shape each into a patty.
Combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and chipotle pepper. Toss each patty gently in the breadcrumb mixture to coat it. Set the coated patties on a baking tray, cover them in plastic wrap, and store in the cooler for up to 2 days.
When a customer orders a burger, cook it for 5 - 6 minutes per side over medium heat in a skillet or on a flat-top griddle. This burger is delicious when topped with standard mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. If you're looking to try rather than create burgers, visit a restaurant like Mugshots Burger N' Brew in your area.Share