Monday, August 22, 2011

Chicken Burgers Packed with Hidden Veggies!

These were a HUGE hit today with my kids and the kids I nanny for.  The best part is they are packed with hidden veggies. My husband was home for lunch this afternoon and also thought they were delicious. :)

Adapted from Superfood for Babies & Children by: Annabel Karmel

1/2 cup washed and finely chopped white and light green parts of a leek
2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1 large zucchini, grated
1 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
6 boneless, skinless, chicken breast tenders, chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated
1 chicken stock cube, finely crumbled
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs

All purpose flour
2 eggs lightly beaten
Bread crumbs

Vegetable oil for frying

Meunster cheese slices

Saute leek, carrots, and zucchini in the 1 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes.  Remove from heat and mix with remaining raw ingredients.  Process in a food processor in batches.  Form into burgers (makes about 10 4-5" burgers) using flour coated hands.  Coat in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs.  Saute in vegetable oil until golden and cooked through about 4-5 minutes per side.  Top with muenster cheese and put on a bun.  Serve with fries, some fresh fruit, or a small side salad.


Kate said...

Know you're beyond busy right now, but can't wait for you to be back to posting fabulous recipes! Also, it's award time again, and I'm sharing the love:

Pete and Izzy's Mom said...

Thank you Kate!