Chicken Caesar Burger

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PREP TIME

25 min

TOTAL TIME

25 min

Serves

4

Chicken Caesar Burger

(Produced by: Stephanie Han Kim; Photography: Erik Putz; Food styling: Haley Polinsky; Prop styling: Madeleine Johari)

Have your salad, and your burger too, with this delicious take on the chicken Caesar.


Caesar Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove , minced

Patties

  • 450 g ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp anchovy paste
  • 1 small garlic clove , minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 4 hamburger buns , split and toasted
  • 2 tbsp bacon bits , (optional)

Instructions

  1. Caesar Mayonnaise: Stir mayonnaise with cheese, Dijon, lemon zest, lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Season with pepper.
  2. Patties: Combine chicken with bread crumbs, anchovy paste, garlic and 2 tbsp Caesar Mayonnaise in a medium bowl. Season with pepper.
  3. Divide into 4 portions, then form into four 4-in.-wide patties.
  4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium.
  5. Add butter, then patties. Cook until meat springs back when touched, 3 to 4 min per side. Remove to a plate; keep warm.
  6. Toss romaine leaves with 3 tbsp Caesar Mayonnaise. Spread bottom buns with remaining 1 tbsp Caesar Mayonnaise. Layer with patties and romaine. Sprinkle with bacon bits. Sandwich with top bun.

 

Grilling tip

To barbecue, preheat to medium-high and oil grill. Cook patties, covered, 3 to 4 min per side. Grill buns until golden, 1 min, watching carefully.

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