Thursday, August 6, 2009

International Chicken Burger (Tastes of Mexico, Italy and Middle East)

This burger combines flavors from Mexico, Italy and the Middle East. They all blend very well together and make for a burger bursting with flavor!

Cameron's International Chicken Burger

What You'll Need:
One package ground chicken
1/4 Spanish Onion Chopped
1/4 Red Onion Chopped
1 large egg
2 Garlic Cloves minced
Havarti 1-2 slices
Asiago Cheese 1 tablespoon - give or take
American Cheese 1 slice
Mozzarella Cheese
2 large slices of Salami (in lieu of bacon!)
Few slivers of roasted red pepper (buy a jar of them to save time!)
Crispy Romain for toppings
1 tablespoon Butter
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Favorite Salsa
Light Ranch (or Mayo)
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Kosher Salt
Garlic Powder
Lavash Bread

*You could do all of the prep work a day in advance if you are entertaining so it's ready to go when guests arrive!


Chicken Burger Mixture:
Put package of chicken in large blow & mix in the following
Havarti - broken up into little chunks
One tablespoon of Asiago cheese
2-3 heaping spoons of salsa
salt, pepper, garlic power to flavor
Fold all together - do not over work it
Refrigerate at least an hour, or over night (I didn't do this, so it was a little sloppier but it still worked)

Make Sauce While Mixture Firms Up In Fridge
Heat butter and nice drizzle of olive oil in pan
Caramelize onions
Add minced garlic while caramelizing
Pinch of Salt & Pepper
Set aside to cool when done
Once cool, mix 1/4 cup or so of light ranch with your onion/garlic mix (use whatever proportion you want to suit your taste).
This will be spread onto the Lavash in lieu of other condiments

Sizzle Up The Burger!
Make patties, whatever size fits your Lavash (or bun)
Make middle part of patty thinner by using thumb to dent it
Spray Pam onto large fry pan, let it head on medium to medium high
Place patties into pan
Cover with lid, cook approximately 7 minutes per side
Add sprinkle of Kosher salt & red pepper flakes just before removing

Prep Toppings While Burger Sizzles
In a small pan (I used same pan from onions/garlic) heat to medium high and crisp up the salami
Slice up roasted red peppers
Set aside lettuce

Lavash "bun" Prep
While burgers are cooking,
Heat over to 400
Cut Large Lavash bread into quarters
On two pieces of the Lavash put favorite cheese, I used American on one & Mozzarella on the other
Brush olive oil on the other two pieces of Lavash
Put on cookie sheet (use a little Pam)
Put in oven until cheese is melty

Constructing Your Burger!
Put burger on top of cheese side of Lavash
Add slice of salami on top of each burger
Add some sliced roasted red peppers on top
and some Crispy lettuce
Spread sauce on other side of Lavash
Top it!

The Wilsons


  1. What a unique combination of flavors! I love this fusion burger, fabulous!

  2. A great fusion burger...thanks for sharing a great one :)

  3. I'm loving the combination of all three cuisines, that burger looks delicious!

  4. Is this by chance your entry for the Build a Better Burger contest? I entered a turkey burger, so if you didn't do it this year def put in on your to-do list for 2010!!



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