RECIPE: Chicken Burger With Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli

The U.S. Department of Health suggests that fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, lean proteins and healthy fats (like omega-3s) are foods you’ll want to focus on for heart health. Many of us know this… but can we get that enriching, home-cooked taste too? Try this chicken burger recipe:


2 Tbsp olive oil mayonnaise

2 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Juice of 1⁄2 lemon

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary

Salt and black pepper

1 lb lean ground chicken

4 whole-wheat or potato buns (or even English muffins), split

2 cups arugula, baby spinach, or mixed greens


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, garlic, and rosemary. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Set the aioli aside.
  2. Preheat a grill, grill pan, or cast-iron skillet.
  3. Combine the ground chicken with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper and mix gently.
  4. Without overworking the meat, form into four patties until the chicken just comes together.
  5. When the grill or skillet is hot (if using a skillet, add a touch of oil), add the burgers.
  6. Cook on the first side for 5 to 6 minutes, until a nice crust develops.
  7. Flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the burgers are firm but ever so slightly yielding to the touch and cooked through.
  8. Remove the burgers. While the grill or pan is hot, toast the buns.
  9. Layer the bottom buns with the arugula, top each with a burger, then slather the aioli over the top of each.
  10. Crown with the bun tops and serve.


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