Pesto Chicken Burger

Ohhhh yeah…..this is a good one, folks.  It’s kind of funny how the recipe came about.  My dear hubs had requested pesto chicken and pasta for lunch, and I took the package of chicken out of the freezer, thawed it, and made the pesto.  When I opened the package, however, it was ground chicken.  Not chicken pieces as I had thought.  Now what?  I wasn’t about to make a whole other lunch after having gone through all that trouble already (all that trouble…hahahahahahaha), so I thought, “Self?  What should we do?” And I replied, “Mix ‘em both together and make a burger out of it.”  “Ha!  Great idea!”  “I know!”  So that’s what I did.  The whole talking to myself thing and everything. LMAO

pesto chicken burger

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast meat
1 recipe for pesto
6 buns, spread with butter, garlic and a bit of salt, toasted.

Preparation:

Combine chicken breast and pesto and form into patties.
While buns are toasting, grill or pan grill the burgers about 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.
Serve on prepared buns.

19 Responses to “Pesto Chicken Burger”

  1. Now this is something I’ve yet to try…interesting and noted!


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  3. That is glorious. do you think it would also work with turkey?


  4. Pesto in a chicken burger sounds great!


  5. What a great idea. Way to think on your feet :)


  6. Hey everyone! Thanks so much! :) Jeena, I’ll be sure to stop by. :) Flutter, turkey would work perfectly with this! :)


  7. Mmm can I have mine with cheese and bacon please?


  8. OMG, can the chicken be anymore juicy…yum. I am seriously drooling all over my keyboard now, I am not joking!


  9. Ok, you make this sound easy Canary!!
    Hmph.
    It probably seems hard because I’m not sure what pesto is, although I’ve heard of it before. lol
    That looks very good!!


  10. Nikki! What a great idea! I’m totally trying this–I’ve got tons of basil in the garden that I need to use up.


  11. Tricia, that sounds delicious…I was thinking of sun dried tomatoes as well. :)

    Rasa, thank you! We really enjoyed them, too. :)

    Inga, it *is* really easy! :) And shhhhh! I’ll tell you a little secret…you can buy pre-made pesto in a jar to make it even easier–Barilla is a good brand (…oh, and pesto is basically a sauce made of basil, parmesan, pine nuts and olive oil).

    L! MUAC! You’d love these I think! I made them with a spin off of your broccoli pasta—the artichoke pasta recipe that’s posted? I think you’d like that too…it’s the lazy gal’s version of your recipe, with artichokes instead of broccoli, and fusilli instead of bowties. lol :)

    Oh! And thanks so much everyone! :)


  12. Great idea in a pinch Nikki!!!! Good thinking and delicious to boot!!


  13. I saw the pasta one, too, Nik–it looks amazing! But I’m staaaaarving and you’re killing me with this delicious looking food, lmao!


  14. Thanks, Valli! :)

    Sorry, L! ;) LOL


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