Thursday, October 11, 2007

one of my favorites yet!!

This was perhaps my favorite recipe yet! Kent and I have gone health food crazy. Okay, okay, so not insane-crazy, but you would all be relatively impressed (I think!). Check out this wonderfully healthy yet extremely tasty dinner!

These are Chicken Teriyaki Sliders! I couldn't find ground chicken so I substituted 99% fat free ground turkey (as seen on "The Biggest Loser" least that's what the packaging said on it). I can't do ground beef. I'm all finished with it forever maybe. kakashka. ew.

So, back to the sliders...they were so so so delicious and kinda cute. They are like mini burgers. The cucumber slice really added great flavor! and a little extra Mr. Yoshida's didn't really hurt either :)
We had steamed squash and fresh strawberries as sides. Really, my mouth is still watering. oh, p.s. I halved the meat and the garlic but kept everyting else the same. It made six little burgers.

1 pound ground, all-white meat chicken (or turkey)
4 scallions (or handful of normal chopped onions)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
1 tablespoon grill seasoning (I used salt and pepper)
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce (in my opinion only yoshidas would make a superior slider)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup pickled ginger (didn't have any, but I'm sure it would have been good)
1 cucumber, sliced
whole wheat dinner rolls (we toasted them on broil)
turkey bacon (we just added this for fun, it isn't in the original)

Combine meat, scallions, garlic, grill seasoning and teriyaki sauce. Score and divide meat into 8 portions and form small patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add canola oil, about once around the pan. Cook mini chicken burgers in the pan, about 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
Place burgers on buns, top each burger with some pickled ginger, a slice of cucumber and some lettuce then place the top half of bun on top.


Michelle said...

Those look deeeeelish! Cute red serving platter, too. Way-ta-go on the top notch healthy eating! Yum-o!

Kent and Leisy said...

not my platter. i stole the pic. i think its rachel ray's.

Pat and Brent said...

Very impressive. You're becoming quite the gourmet cook. Wish I had the energy to do that.

Michelle said...

Oh. Heehee. Your pics are so professional - I still can't tell the difference! :)