Guess what I did yesterday for the first time in way too long? Barbequed! In honour of the amazing weather that we have finally come to know, I decided I was good and ready to get the grill out. There was some ground chicken in the freezer so homemade chicken burgers seemed just about right. I also decided some grilled peaches would do the trick but the closest I could get at the grocery store was nectarines….so that’s what I bought.
Making homemade patties is so much more satisfying and way less mysterious. You have meat, some veggies, some seasoning and that’s everything. There’s none of this “whatcha-yhol” on the ingredient list. Nope, what you see is what you get. And I like that. A lot.
Grilling nectarines (with a little cinnamon, pepper and olive oil), adds that extra flavour to the usual burger you’ve enjoyed it the past. Plus it’s a ridiculously easy way to make the typical burger look extra fancy, even if it’s just your own family that you’re feeding.
Parsley and Dijon Mustard Chicken Burgers with Grilled Nectarines Recipe
Makes 4 burgers
500 g ground chicken thawed
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp chopped shallots
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cinnamon
pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients in one bowl and mix (with your hands). Roll meat into 4 even sections to make 4 patties. Grill for 5-6 minutes on both sides or until cooked through.
Cut nectarine into sections and dispose pit. Brush olive oil on peach slices and season with cinnamon and pepper. Grill on BBQ for 3 minutes on each side.
Serve each patty on whole wheat or gluten free buns. Top with spinach and grilled peaches. Add additional condiments at your preference. Enjoy!!