Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6-8 minutes

Cut: Ground chicken

Ingredients

1 lb (450 g) ground chicken
1 garlic clove, minced
1 green onion, minced
1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano
1/2 lemon, juiced
½ cup (125 ml) panko crumbs (or breadcrumbs)
2 Tbsp (30 ml) mayonnaise
½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
½ tsp (2.5 ml) pepper

4 burger buns or 8 slider buns
Toppings: Cheese, lettuce, tomato, relish, pickles, mayonnaise, coleslaw, grilled vegetables

Preparation

Tip:  Double this recipe and freeze the extra raw burgers in a single layer between sheets of wax paper.  Once frozen, wrap the burgers in wax paper then tightly in foil.  Freeze for up to 3 months.

In a medium bowl, add the ground chicken, green onion, oregano, lemon juice, panko crumbs, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Using lightly oiled hands, gently combine ingredients, taking care not to over work the mixture.

Form 4 large burgers or 8 slider size burgers by equally dividing mixture into balls, flattening and placing on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Then using your thumb, make a small depression in the center of each patty so they cook evenly.

Cook burgers until they reach an internal temperature of 165F (74C).  Depending on the temperature of your grill, larger burgers should take approximately 5 minutes per side. Smaller slider burgers should take approximately 3 minutes side.

Serve on burger or slider buns with your favourite toppings.