Chicken Burgers with Parsleyed Tomato Relish

It's easy to grind your own chicken for these Chicken Burgers with Parsleyed Tomato Relish from boneless, skinless chicken breasts; simply pulse the cut-up chicken in a food processor. The at-home version also has less fat than most of the ground chicken sold prepackaged in the grocery store.

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Makes: 4  servings Prep 30 mins Cook 20 mins


  • 6 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped, fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon  chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup  olive oil
  • 1 cup  chopped red onions
  • 1 tablespoon  white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup  mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons  Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 pound  finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound  boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup  seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 4 sandwich rolls


Make relish::

1. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, parsley, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 cup onion, and vinegar. Set aside.

Make Burgers::

2. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and remaining onions and cook, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes, until onions are translucent. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more.

4. Place half of chicken in a food processor with a metal blade. Pulse a few times until chicken is ground. Add egg, breadcrumbs, remaining salt, and pepper. Pulse twice to blend. Add remaining chicken and pulse just until chicken is cut into small cubes but not ground. Turn mixture out into a bowl and stir in mushroom-onion mixture. With clean, wet hands, shape into 4 patties. Set aside.

5. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat and cook chicken burgers about 5 minutes per side, until cooked through. Spread mayonnaise mixture on rolls and serve burgers with tomato relish.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)600,
  • Fat, total(g)31,
  • chol.(mg)127,
  • sat. fat(g)5,
  • carb.(g)44,
  • fiber(g)3,
  • pro.(g)37,
  • sodium(mg)1222,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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