Rocking Rooster Burgers

I’m having loads of fun exploring burgers this week and actually, so is my husband Filippo! Today we’re using another alternate protein, chicken. I wanted to create a hearty burger that would satisfy a big manly appetite or even a teenage boy who loves his big meaty burgers.
So after some experimenting I settled on a ground chicken burger stuffed with a mixture of fresh rosemary, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. I can guarantee this burger will satisfy even the pickiest beef burger lover. It’s hearty like beef, not at all dainty in flavor and pairs perfectly with a chill beer.
If you wanted, these chicken patties could be served as a main dish with a salad or veggies on the side. Definitely serve the onion mustard sauce on the side or topping the patties; it really adds another dimension of flavor!

Special Instructions: serves three

Ingredients for 3 burgers:
1 pound ground chicken
4 burger buns of choice
3 Sundried Tomatoes finely Chopped
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 T. Non Fat Greek Yogurt
3 T. Fresh Chopped Rosemary
1 cup baby spinach
Mustard Red Onion SauceIngredients for Mustard Red Onion Sauce:
½ cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt
¼ cup Grated Red Onion with juice
1 T. Dijon Mustard
¼ t. salt
Pinch pepper
½ t. lemon juice


1. Mix all sauce ingredients together and set aside
2. Divide chicken into 6 thin patties
3. Mix together sundried tomatoes, yogurt, mozzarella and rosemary
4. Spread cheese mixture in center three of the patties
5. Top with remaining patties gently squeezing edges together
6. Heat sauté or grill pan and coat with non stick spray
7. Sauté patties for about 15 minutes on medium turning once.
8. Spread Sauce on top and bottom of buns, add the spinach and patty.

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I am a passionate home cook with more years experience than I care to admit. From the time I was a child making up pancake recipes with nothing more than flour and water, my favorite times, other than being with my husband and kids, are always in the kitchen. I’ve live many places; from Tacoma, Washington to Malibu, California, on to the south of France for 11 years and now Nokomis Florida. Each place offered its own kind of food and local specialties and I made it my business to become intimate with them all! While living in the south of France, we were only 45 minutes from Italy. Grocery shopping excursions to San Remo, Italy were a monthly occurrence. Not all that long ago, the southern part of France was actually part of what is now Italy so the regional cuisine has influences from both cultures. What a treat it was to explore all the traditional dishes from both countries! My goal is to share my passion for cooking with seasonal fresh ingredients; to explore with you all of nature’s bounty and travel together on a path of sharing great food at your family table! Visit me at!
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