Easy Chicken Burger-Perfect for the Super Bowl

sb dessertThis month, we’re talking healthy eating and with the Super Bowl fast approaching, we need healthy alternatives to the junk food we tend to eat that day. I’m sharing a recipe from my friend, Lyndsay, at Milk-Free Mom. Check out her website for more yummy recipes!

Barbecue Chicken Burgers

1 pound ground chicken (you could also use turkey)

1/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce (plus more for garnish)

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 onion, sliced (optional for garnish)

milk free sandwich thins, or any other favorite milk free bun you prefer

about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil

Heat a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. While the pan is heating, mix the chicken with barbecue sauce, onion powder, and garlic powder and form into patties (I made my munchkin’s patty super thin so he would be able to bite into it easily). Patties will be super sticky, but don’t worry!  Add the oil to the pan and spread evenly throughout. Place two patties in the pan at a time, and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on their thickness. While the patties are cooking, you can caramelize  the onions to top your burgers (I left this off my little man’s burger, but mom and dad gobbled them up).

When your burgers are done, place on your bun, and garnish away! We topped ours with a squirt of barbecue sauce, and caramelized  onions. You can also melt on a slice of dairy free cheese if you like, or for anyone wanting real cheese, Swiss works great.

That’s it. So simple, yet so good. Do you have a similar dairy free burger recipe? Please share!

A DOZEN APOLOGIES FINAL FRONT medAnd speaking of chicken, don’t miss A Dozen Apologies, releasing on Valentine’s Day 2014. Mara stumbles her way through several jobs such as poultry farming, dog nanny, and turkey mascot on the road to forgiveness and love.

In college, Mara and her sorority sisters played an ugly game. They’d date men considered geeks, win their confidence, and then dump them publicly. The tables turn after college when Mara loses her job and boyfriend. Mara’s heart is pierced by her actions toward the twelve men she’d wronged in college, and she sets out to apologize to each of them. Mara stumbles, bumbles, and humbles her way toward possible reconciliation with the twelve men to find that God truly does look upon the heart and that He has chosen the heart of one of the men for her to have and to hold.

A Dozen Apologies. 12 heroes. Only one winner. Please read each chapter [http://www.writeintegrity.com] then vote for your favorite hero. February 5th through 8th at http://writeintegrity.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-dozen-apologies-choose-hero-for-mara.html.