Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grilled Chicken Burgers & Peach BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken Burgers & Peach BBQ Sauce
(4-6 servings)


1 tbsp. Canola Oil
¼ cup Yellow Onion, minced
½ tsp. Salt, divided
4 large Fresh Peaches, peeled,seeded & chopped (see note)
2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 small Fresh Tomatoes, seeded & diced
1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp. Minced Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
2 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, minced
2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 ½ lb. Fresh Ground Chicken Breast
4-6 Hamburger Buns (your favorite)


In a large saute pan over medium heat, add oil. When oil is hot add the onions and half of salt to pan. Cook until onions soften (about 5 minutes). Next add the peaches, tomatoes and continue cooking another 10 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar and Chipotle peppers and cook 5 minutes more. Remove pan from heat and add in cilantro, lemon juice and remaining salt and let cool. Using a blender or food processor, process to consistency you desire. Return mixture to the pan and simmer on low for 15 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken and ½ cup of sauce. Using a fork or your hands, gently combine and form into 4 or 6 loose balls. Press the balls into patties and grill over medium-high heat until you have an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove to a serving platter and grill buns while letting burgers rest. Serve with remaining Peach BBQ Sauce and other desired condiments.

Note: You can use frozen peaches for this recipe. Thaw 2 cups chopped and reserve the juice. Just add where directions mentions fresh peaches. Include juice with the peaches.

Note: If you want to get fancy with the ground chicken try grinding it yourself. Use a food processor for grinding. Cut breast meat into small cubes, put single layer on a sheet pan and place in freezer for about 30 minutes. In small batches, pulse about 30 to 40 times. Repeat as needed with the remaining batches. Check the ground chicken for any large pieces. Remove these and pulse them a few more times. Then just follow directions above.

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