Burgers are classic bar-and-grill fare, but they may not appeal to your customers who are watching their waistlines. A good alternative to offer is a chicken burger. Since chicken is lower in fat but still flavorful, it will appeal to those who are craving a burger but don't want to unhinge their diet. Here are two delicious chicken burger recipes to add to your restaurant menu.
Asian-Inspired Chicken Burgers
Flavored with soy sauce, sesame oil and Sriracha, these burgers have an Asian flair that will impress your customers. The recipe makes 12 burgers, which you can prepare ahead of time and then grill to order throughout the day.
Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and use your hands to gently combine them. Make sure you don't squeeze or overwork the meat. Divide the meat into 12 portions, and shape each into a patty. Place the patties on a baking sheet, and cover them with plastic wrap.
When a customer orders a burger, grill it for 5 – 6 minutes per side on a flat-top or charcoal grill. Place the burger on a bun, and add your preferred toppings. Hoisin sauce, lettuce, and onion is a great combination to try.
Spinach and Feta Burgers
Chicken, feta and spinach is a classic combination, but you've probably never had it as a burger before. Like the previous recipe, this one is made ahead and cooked to order.
Place the spinach in a sauté pan, and cook over low heat until it is thoroughly wilted. Drain off any liquid, and place the spinach in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, and use your fingers to toss them together. Divide the chicken mixture into 12 portions, shape each into a patty, and place the patties on a baking sheet before covering them with plastic wrap.
When a customer orders a burger, cook it for 5 – 6 minutes per side on a charcoal or flat-top grill. Serve the burger on a bun with toppings like more fresh spinach, sliced onions, and tomato. Another great topping combination is onion rings and romaine lettuce.
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