Chicken Caesar Burgers

You know, I’ve never really been a huge fan of Caesar salad.

Maybe it’s due to the fact that I like my salads filled to the brim with veggies. Then again, maybe it stems back to that one time when Jay and I were dating in high school…we went out to eat at one of our favorite spots and he ordered a Caesar salad, which came amply topped with some big, fresh anchovies right on top. That was pretty funny…but mostly just gross.

But then many years later, the two of us went for a tasting for our wedding, and I found myself face to face with probably one of THE best Caesar salads I’d ever eaten. I loved it so much that it even made the cut for our salad of choice on the dinner menu.

Ever since then though, I’ve probably only eaten one or two other chicken Caesar salads. I mean, I do enjoy the flavor of them…quite a bit, actually…but when I hear salad, I want veggies. LOTS of veggies.

So you know what I did? I took all of that yummy Caesar flavor…

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…and made it into a Chicken Caesar Burger.

I told you I was going to make another attempt at that ground chicken, didn’t I?

The burgers themselves are filled with all of the components you’d expect to find in a chicken Caesar salad: chicken, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs (the “croutons”), and the perfect amount of Caesar dressing.

Of course, you’ve got to add in your romaine lettuce and a little more parmesan.

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And you definitely can’t forget to add a little more Caesar dressing to your seasoned and toasted buns.

Chicken Caesar Burgers (10)I lightly sprayed our buns with some spray butter and sprinkled them with a little parmesan cheese and garlic.

Talk about delicious.

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Here’s the approximate nutrition stats on the burgers, NOT including the bun or additional toppings…

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First, get all of your chicken burger ingredients together.

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Just don’t forget to add the breadcrumbs like I almost did.

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Mix well until thoroughly combined.

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Form into four patties (*placing on wax paper will help prevent extra sticking) and refrigerate 30 minutes. Don’t forget to create that well in the center…it will help prevent your burger from cooking up into a big puff ball.

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Top cooked burgers with parmesan cheese and allow to slightly melt while toasting your hamburger buns, if desired. Spread buns with extra Caesar dressing, and top with romaine lettuce and sliced red onion.

Then feel free to dive head first into your fantastic new creation.

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It’s gonna be the “new” way to eat Chicken Casear. Just you wait and see. Winking smile

Comments

  1. says

    Those look so juicy! I haven’t had caesar anything in a while due to the anchovies, but as soon as I can find a fish-free caesar dressing, I’m totally going to try a chickpea caesar burger.
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a veg-friendly dressing?

  2. Emily says

    These look amazing. What brand of dressing do you use? I have a hard time finding one I really like when it comes to Caesar dressing.

  3. says

    Oooh these look fantastic. I love parm cheese, but not a fan of caesar salads. I love ground chicken, I bought it accidentally instead of turkey, but the chicken has MUCH more flavour, I think.

  4. says

    Funny you talk about that! Because I’ve never liked Caesar salad either and I don’t know why…I know that it has partly to do with creamy dressings b/c I don’t dig them much. However, I did try the best caesar salad ever when my husband (then bf)made it for me out of scratch!! Like, grinding up the anchovies, cream, etc. etc. and it was amazing…But it may also have been the love he put into it ;) hehe. Your recipe looks tasty girl! Good job, it looks like it’s a success.
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  5. Amanda says

    Yum! Did you use ground chicken breast, or just ground chicken? Curious for adjusting nutrition stats. Thanks!

  6. jen says

    thanks for much for posting this! i made these for my husband and i last night and we both really enjoyed them! will def be making these again!

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