Zesty Chicken Kebab Burgers

Just because you trying to eat healthy doesn't mean your food gotta be bland and tasteless, right? So why not, jazz things up a little.

 If you looking for a healthy recipe to spice up your kebab chicken burgers, give this one a try. It's flavorful, moist, and mmm mmm good. The taste will have your taste buds traveling up and down the Arabian coastline.   

1 pound ground chicken or turkey

4 tsps. olive oil

1 small onion chopped

2 tsps. fennel seeds

1 tsp cumin  seeds

1 tsp cumin powder ( optional)

2 tsps. minced garlic

1 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp Korean chilli powder

2 tsps. pepper

1 tsp chilli flakes

2 tsps. parsley flakes

2 tsps. salt

Slices of sharp cheddar cheese

Chipotle mayo

shredded lettuce for topping

Soft burger buns ( Brioche preferred)

 

Place fennel and cumin seeds in hot olive oil. Cook for a few seconds, then add onions and salt.  Cook until onions are slightly caramelized, then add minced garlic. Cook for a minute.

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In a big bowl add ground chicken and caramelized onions, and all the spices. Mix with hand until everything is blended well.  Form into patties. The batch should dish out four patties.

Place two patties into frying pan.  Sear for a minute and add 1 cup of water. Cover with lid until water evaporated, flip and add another cup of water and cover for a 5 minutes or so. Once water evaporated, add sharp cheddar cheese on top. And a little bit of water to melt the cheese, cover with lid until gooey goodness.

Warm your buns in the microwave for a few seconds. Then spread chipotle mayo on one of the buns and shredded lettuce. Add the patty to other bun, and there you have it. Bon appetite!

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