Grilled Chicken Tequila Burgers

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

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Ingredients

1 pound ground chicken breast
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 seeded and chopped jalapeño pepper
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) or 1/4 cup uncooked regular or quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons tequila
1 teaspoon lime zest
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
Sliced bell peppers
Sliced onions
5 hamburger buns

Preparation

Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Pulse ground chicken, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeño pepper in a food processor 3 to 4 times or until combined. Add panko or oats, tequila, lime zest, salt, pepper, and soy sauce; pulse until combined. Shape into 5 patties. Grill, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 165°; remove from grill. Keep warm. Reduce grill temperature to 300° to 350° (medium) heat. Grill sliced bell peppers and onions 4 minutes on each side or until tender. Serve burgers, bell peppers, and onions on buns with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise.

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Cara Lyons, Worcester, MA,

October 2012