Article by GREEN HEALTHY COOKING
Recipe for a simple and Easy Grilled Chicken Burger made with chicken breast, tomato, microgreens, red onions and delicious 2-minute homemade mayonnaise!
- 2 burger buns
- 2 small chicken breasts
- 1 small red onion
- 1 large tomato
- 1 hand full microgreens (I used daikon radish)
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
- abundant flavorless vegetable oil (I used avocado oil my favorite)
- balsamic vinegar (optional)
Preheat cast iron pan or heavy bottomed stainless steel pan (which has a tight-sitting lid) over medium heat until smoking hot.
Generously salt and pepper chicken breasts.
Add a few drops of oil or butter or ghee into pan, swirl around and add chicken breasts. Sear for 1-2 minutes per side.
Put on lid, reduce heat to low and set alarm for 10 minutes.
In the meantime prepare mayonnaise: add eggs, mustard, lemon juice, salt (about 1/2 tsp) and pepper to blender and then use the lid without the middle part to cover. Start the blender on low so the ingredients don’t spray out. Blend the ingredients together for about 10 seconds, then slowly pour in oil. It is important to ALWAYS do this slowly, from start to finish, never more than a spaghetti-thick string of oil AND, it has to be constant: don’t stop pouring until the mayonnaise is ready. If you pour in more than a thin string you risk the mayonnaise to curdle. If this happens you will have to start all over, so be patient and maintain a steady hand. Once the blender can’t continue blending because the mayonnaise has become too thick, stop the oil pouring, your mayonnaise is ready. (<– all of this takes less than 2 minutes).
Once alarm goes off, remove pan from heat leaving the lid on all the time (NO PEAKING!) and set an alarm for another 10 minutes.
During those second 10 minutes, peel and slice onion, wash and slice tomato and wash and dry microgreens.
Toast buns if desired, spread some mayo on bottom and top, place onion, chicken breasts, some tomato slices and microgreens on top.
Finish by pouring a little bit of balsamic vinegar on top of everything if desired and top with top part of burger bun.
Give it a BIG BITE!