Summer Chicken/Turkey Ideas?
Sooo... I'm getting sick of chicken breast and with the hot weather we've been having up here in MN, I certainly don't want to turn the oven on! Do any of you have some good poultry recipes (or other lean protein) for the dog days of summer? I'll start…
I've got a guy to cook for (he cooks too, but his skills are fairly limited to dishes that include tater tots (ew!), ground hamburger and cheese). He wants meat and I'm not a big meat eater, so I try to make lots of chicken and other poultry-related stuff and we’re both happy. I whipped up these turkey burgers last night and they turned out really, really good! Thought I'd share in hopes that other people have some ideas too...
one medium red onion, chopped
2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
1-2 teaspoons of sugar (optional)
a dash of salt
1.25 lb package Jennie O extra lean ground turkey
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup feta cheese (can be any kind: reduced fat, herb and garlic, etc.)
a tablespoon or two of balsamic vinegar
a tablespoon or two of Worcestershire sauce
a small handful of chopped parsley (optional)
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Heat a little olive oil in a small frying pan and add onions and balsamic vinegar. Move them around and add the sugar (if you want) as they get soft, sprinkle in the sugar and salt. The onions should become a little bit sweet and begin to caramelize. Yum! When they are soft, browned a bit and seem just on the verge of sticking together, take them off the heat.
Mix all the other ingredients together and make sure to work the egg and oats evenly through the turkey. Add the cooked onions to the mixture once they’ve cooled a bit. Form into patties and cook on the stove (or grill). I scooped mine out by the 1/3 cupfull and it made 9 patties. Each was 145 calories and I used all the "options". The boyfriend had his on a "thin bun" (100 cal.) with greens and a little vinaigrette and I had mine on just the greens with some melon and cottage cheese on the side. Delicious!