Not Your Regular Burger

Finished Chicken Burgers on a bed of Spinach with a couple slices of spicy cheese!



I love to cook, but I have a hard time following recipes. Anyone who knows me can testify to this being true! I either don’t have or like some of the ingredients in the recipe.


I taught myself to cook 28 years ago after becoming a stay at home mom with little money. One day, I thought “how hard really can this cooking thing be?” Little by little, I began to fall more in love with it. I would even spend Sunday afternoon’s watching cooking shows to assist in my learning. I was soon changing ingredients in recipes or just adding something to spice it up.


Getting creative in the kitchen over the years has become my stress reliever. This last Saturday night, I found myself without dinner plans.  My husband was gone to a Badger football game and since I am tired of eating salads all summer due to being home alone, I decided it is time to get creative in the kitchen.


As I started to think about what would really sound good for dinner it came to me – ‘chicken burgers’. I use to make them years ago when my children were little. The kids thought they were boring, but even though maybe they were a little more boring than other dishes, I still kind of like them. Voila! I now knew what my creative time in the kitchen was going to be used for.


I got comfortable in my yoga pants and turned on jazz music loud in the house. (I figured it was only my two big dogs and I there – who cares?!) I poured myself a glass of wine and went to work jazzing up my old chicken burger recipe. They turned out awesome!


You will find my recipe below. It is gluten- and dairy-free. I hope you give it a try and let me know your thoughts. If you have other additional ingredient suggestions, please let me know!


I believe trying new recipes, ingredients, and techniques in the kitchen keeps cooking and eating fun!


It’s the spice of life! Happy cooking to each and every one of you!






Not So Boring Chicken Burgers


  • 1 lb. Organic Ground Chicken
  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Gloves, Chopped
  • ¼ C. of Fresh Cilantro
  • ¼ C. of Golden Greek Pepperoncini- Chopped

    The Chicken burgers while cooking!

    The Chicken burgers while cooking!

  • Sea Salt and Ground pepper to taste


  • Sauté chopped onion and garlic in 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Put ground chicken into mixing bowl and add sautéed onion mixture.
  • Mix in chopped fresh cilantro, along with chopped Greek pepperoncini.
  • Add sea salt and ground pepper to taste. Blend well.
  • Heat the same sauté pan the onions were cooked in, adding additional olive oil if necessary, and form the chicken burgers. Using this same pan adds extra flavor to your burgers and saves on clean up!

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