I have a song to sing…”Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear me, happy birthday to me!”…yes, that was dorky. In any case, I’m stuck at work today, but my husband and I are leaving tonight for a romantic, relaxing, and nature-y weekend get away at a B&B nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains in Southern Vermont. I cannot wait!!
As my birthday gift to you, my readers (which basically consists of my husband and old roommate), I am giving you the recipe for these amazing, wonderful, fantastic, delicious, and yummy buffalo chicken burgers. They were so great!! I paired them with baked garlic cilantro fries and, keeping with the buffalo theme, carrots and celery with ranch dressing. Because I used ground chicken, I repeatedly was announcing that the burgers were so moist which made them so great, which led my husband to continually say, “that’s what she said!”
Buffalo Chicken Burgers
-1lb ground chicken breast (for 4 burgers)
-1/2tbsp italian seasoning (I used herbes de province b/c it’s what I had)
-1/4cu buffalo wing sauce (I used 1/8cu, b/c of the past mistakes I’ve made w/ spice w/ my husband, but it turned out that I could have added more, and we did add more after)
-1/2cu parmesan cheese
-sharp cheddar cheese
-bacon ranch dressing (I just used regular ranch) + buffalo wing sauce for topping
-4 whole wheat buns
-Preheat grill or skillet (I used a skillet)
-In a large bowl combine ground chicken, salt, pepper, italian seasoning, parmesan and buffalo wing sauce. Mix until just combined. Form into patties.
-Grill or pan-fry patties until brown on both sides and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. In the last 2 minutes, place 1/2 ounce of cheddar cheese on each burger. Place burgers on whole wheat buns and top with a drizzle of bacon ranch (I used Kraft) and buffalo wing dressing
Garlic Cilantro Fries:
-5-6 yukon gold potatoes, cut into thin fries
-2tbsp olive oil
-1/2tsp garlic powder
-1/2tsp sea salt
-pepper, to taste
1/4cu cilantro, finely chopped
-Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and get a baking sheet with rack ready (I dont’ have a rack and just lined the baking sheet with foil and sprayed it with oil)
-Cut the potatoes into fries and place in a bowl of cold water to soak for a few minutes.
-Drain the water and dry the fries with paper towel. Once dry, toss the fries with the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
-Lay on a baking sheet in a single layer, preferably one that has a cooking rack so the fries can have the air circulating all around them (and no need to flip.) Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven and how crispy you like your fries. If using a baking sheet without a rack, halfway through the cooking time, flip the fries.
Once done, toss fries with cilantro in a bowl (by the way, I mis-read the directions and mixed the fries with cilantro before cooking, and they still turned out great)