Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chicken Taco Burger

I'm a huge fan of "chicken burgers" - swapping out the tried and true ground beef for a lovely boneless, skinless chicken thigh. All the moisture and flavor that you often find a a burger....but starring chicken. Here's a twist on a chicken taco is the form of a burger and since it's loaded with veggies, it's a good for you twist to try.

1/2 tsp. oregano ($.05)
1 tsp. paprika ($.05)
1/4 tsp. cumin ($.05)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder ($.05)
1/2 tsp. onion salt ($.05)
1/4 tsp. black pepper ($.05)
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs ($2.04)
3 T. lime juice ($.05)
dash of hot sauce, to taste ($.05)
2 T. minced onion ($.05)
4 slices pepperjack cheese ($.55)
1 large red onion, cut into thin rings ($.25)
2 plum tomatoes, sliced thin ($.26)
1 C. salsa, any variety ($.40)
3 T. cilantro, chopped ($.05)
4 hearty buns ($.65)

Mix dry seasonings together and dredge chicken thighs in seasoning. Let set 4 to 24 hours. Mix lime juice, hot sauce, and onion together, marinade chicken in this mixture for 1 hour. Grill over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, turning over once when the chicken starts turning white on the sides and chicken releases easily from the grill.
Top with cheese and grill one to two additional minutes, until cheese is melted.

Serve on a bun, topped with thin sliced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and salsa.

Yields = 4 servings
Cost: $4.65
Cost per serving: $1.16

1 comment:

  1. I don't eat beef, so I can't wait to try this recipe! There are not enough recipe alternatives to burgers starring chicken breast or thigh. Can't wait to see what other ideas you've got.