If you want to avoid eating too much red meat, this tasty Chicken Burger recipe is the perfect answer when barbecue season comes around. Flavorful and satisfying, even red meat enthusiasts will enjoy chowing... down on these juicy little patties. They’re also the perfect easy meal if you feel tired from treatment and need to rustle up a quick dinner for the family — a healthy solution to a perennial problem.
In a large glass bowl, mix the ground chicken with Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, olive oil, minced shallots, thyme, lemon zest, tomato paste, and black pepper, until well combined. Form into 6 patties. Cover tightly and keep in the refrigerator if not cooking right away.
Generously salt the patties. Heat a skillet with 1 teaspoon of olive oil or grill. Add the patties, cover and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Serve on a bun. Pairs well with the classic tomato-lettuce-onion combo, or a simple smear of mayonnaise if you are on a low-fiber diet.
These patties can easily be made ahead of time and frozen. They will safely keep up to 1 month in the freezer, so be sure to date the package. When you want to eat them, either let them slowly defrost in the body of the fridge — this will take 3 to 4 hours, or place them under cold water until they are soft.