As I mentioned last week, I’ve been all about burgers lately thanks to these fabulous oven fries. When I saw this recipe for chicken tequila burgers, I knew I would love them. I love margaritas. I love grilled tequila lime chicken. Obviously, I would love this dinner – and I did. These are easy to make and extremely flavorful. You can taste the tequila and the lime – not too much, just the right amount. We simply topped ours with sautéed bell pepper, onion, and lettuce. If you really need a condiment, I think the cilantro mayo from the salmon burgers would be a nice addition, but I prefer to leave these without a sauce so the flavor of the burger itself really shines through.
The recipe calls for the use of a food processor to pulse the ingredients into a mixture that can be made into patties. I had never done this before, instead always buying pre-ground chicken. But with a freezer full of chicken breasts, I decided to give this method a try. It worked very well and I didn’t have any problems at all. If you don’t have a food processor, you could just as easily mix in the seasonings to pre-ground chicken and it would work fine. The patties aren’t quite as sturdy as those made with ground beef, so the use of the broiler is an easy way to get them cooked and nicely browned without too much disturbance. But really once they started cooking, they firmed up and were easy to flip. Enjoy!