Friday, October 19, 2012

Chicken Burgers with Garlic Rosemary Mayo

I've had Dawn's blog before for a Blogger's choice swap, so I knew that I would find something delicious to try on her blog.  As I predicted, it didn't take too much time to find something delicious.

We tried the Chicago Style Deep Dish pizza, which was delicious, especially with the homemade pizza sauce.  Unfortunately, it wasn't the prettiest thing, so even though it was awesome, and you should head over to Dawn's blog to try it, it isn't the star of this post.

I saw the Chicken Burger with Garlic Rosemary Mayo on A Taste of Home Cooking (the host of the recipe swap).  I remember pinning the recipe on Pinterest, and for a long time, I pass over it thinking it sounds good, but something always sounded better. When I saw it on Dawn's blog, I decided it was time to finally make it.

Chicken Burgers with Garlic Rosemary Mayo
slightly adapted from Simple Gourmet Cooking
For the mayo:1 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh rosemary, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced

For the burgers:
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
4 hamburger buns
1 cup arugula, divided

1) Preheat grill to medium-high.
2) In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, garlic and rosemary. Set aside in the refrigerator.
3) In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the garlic rosemary mayonnaise mixture until well combined. Shape into 4 equally sized patties.
4) Grill for 6-7 minutes per side, or until burgers are cooked through. Transfer to a clean plate and let them rest for a few minutes.
5) Spread 1 teaspoon of the garlic rosemary mayo onto the cut side of each roll. Add the arugula to the bottom bun, then the patty. Top with the top half of the bun.

These were absolutely delicious.  I loved the subtle yet complex flavor.  I was surprised by how much my husband liked these.  It is definitely different than your typical mustard/ketchup combination.  Add these to your menu soon, you won't regret it.  Check out the other delicious recipes below.


  1. We loved these! They seem to have gotten passed around quite a bit in these swaps-which is a good thing-they are delicious!

  2. I've made this as part of the swap before too and was pleasantly surprised at just how tasty they are.

  3. I'm always looking for new burger recipes...this one sounds delish!!

  4. It's getting a bit too cold here in Ohio to grill burgers but will definitely add this to my list for when it warms up again!

  5. I love, love, love these burgers. Thanks for reminding me about them. I need to make them again soon. Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

  6. This sounds like a great burger - I love coming up with new combinations of ingredients to mix into mayo. I'll remember this one.

    P.S. Thanks for the Mexican-Stuffed shells recipe! So good! You had so many great-sounding recipes in your blog. It was really hard to choose.

  7. Yum, this sounds like a sandwich we'd love! I like the idea of the kicked up mayo!

  8. Chicken burgers sounds awesome - I need to try this soon!