Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Poblano Chile Chicken Burgers - Yummmmm

Hey, we're fans of the old "Turkey Burger", and I saw this "Chicken Burger" recipe this morning on the "Today Show" from Martha Stewart.

This summer, cook up a spicier, zestier twist on the burger -- it's sure to become a new favorite. Poblano adds gentle heat to the topping. If you like, serve these burgers with watermelon and cucumber, plus lime wedges dipped in a mix of ancho chile powder and salt.

Serves 4
1 poblano chile
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 large white onion, halved and thinly sliced lengthwise
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 1/4 pounds ground chicken breast
4 slices sharp yellow cheddar
2 teaspoons butter, room temperature
4 whole-wheat burger buns, split
Over a low gas flame or under the broiler, roast chile until charred, about 6 minutes, turning frequently. Place in a bowl and cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let chile steam 20 minutes, then rub with a paper towel to remove skin. Remove stem and seeds. Slice chile into 2-inch strips and return to bowl.
In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high. Add onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until onion is soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add onion to bowl with chile and stir to combine.
Form ground chicken into four 4-inch-wide patties and season with salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add 2 teaspoons oil and swirl to coat. Working in batches, cook burgers 2 minutes. Flip, top each with cheese, and cook until cooked through, about 4 minutes more.
Meanwhile, heat broiler. Butter inside of buns and place on a baking sheet, buttered side up. Toast under broiler. Place burgers on buns and top with onion-and-chile mixture.
Guess what's for supper tonight?
Where's the Chicken?


Sue said...

Oh this is a different way play with chicken burgers!! And you know being from New Mexico I can roast those chiles.... (love the way you spelled it correctly, too!!)

My favorite green chiles come from Hatch, NM and are world reknowned!! I roast a huge batch of them in Sept. when I get them freshly sent to me, then after steaming and peeling them, I chop them up and combine with plain old salt and fresh mashed garlic. I like my green chile hot( on the scale) and flavorful, so I make sure I order the right heat level!

I put this concoction on everything I can- burgers, eggs, steak, etc...... yum yum...
Now I can add a chicken burger to my repertoire. Thanks for the idea! hugs, Sue

Miss Jean said...

Hey, Mumzie! I'll bring the lemonaide and the dessert if you'll fix the burgers!!! Mr. Hubby likes his food plain so I don't get to have such an eclectic treat! Love spicy!!!