I wanted to try out a leaner cut of meat for dinner and I had spotted Maple Leaf extra lean ground chicken on sale at Walmart two weeks ago. I picked up a couple of packages (how I wish I had stocked up then!!).
We decided to try making patties with the ground chicken. The texture of the meat was different than what I was used to when I make my own beef patties so I had to adjust my usual recipe to accommodate the difference.
These were a surprising hit with my family. My youngest loved it as it held together when I cut it into smaller pieces but when he bit into the piece it was still soft. My eldest was a bit pickier, possibly because he knew it was chicken versus beef but he still ate one burger.
I decided to make another batch of patties today and wanted to share the recipe. Here is what I did:
– two packages of extra lean ground chicken
– Italian style bread crumbs (my personal preference as it eliminates having to add the Parmesan and spices later)
– 1/2 medium onion chopped finely
– 1 shaved carrot
– 1 medium egg
1) Combine ground chicken and egg, mix well.
2) Add bread crumbs – again the amount varies based on the texture of the meat. For this meal I used a 1/2 cup of bread crumbs. I usually continue to add more until the meat thickens and sticks together.
3) Add the onions and shaved carrots and mix well.
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- – package of Maple Leaf prime mince turkey
- – 1/2 of a red, orange and yellow pepper, cut thinly
- – 1 cup of mushrooms
- – 1 cup of thinly sliced carrots
- – 1 cup of thinly sliced celery
- – 1/2 bundle of fresh, washed and chopped spinach
- – 1 medium onion
- – 1 1/2 tbsp (approx.) of extra virgin olive oil
- – 1 jar of tomato sauce (we can our own every September so it is just pure tomato but any tomato sauce can work!)
- 1 red pepper (the darker, the better!!)
- 1 onion
- butter (I do not usually measure out just go by how much is needed to fry the onions and peppers!)
- 1 small container of 10 or 18% cream
- package of Oliveri tortellini (I love the rainbow pasta with seven cheeses!)