Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chicken Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayonnaise

This chicken burger is delicious. Why shouldn't it be? Because this recipe is from the famous, Giada De Laurentiis, taken from Rosemary, garlic and mayonnaise work out great together, both in the burger as well as on the buns. The addition of this mixture in the burger makes it really moist, tender and absolutely delicious! Even though the recipes calls for the burger to be grilled, I fry it in very little oil in a non-stick pan. Drain on paper towel, then toast the burger buns a minute or two in the pan, and it's ready to be enjoyed.

This is so simple and so easy that it takes only minutes to prepare, and really delicious! My kids are already asking me to make this again!

This is the first Giada's recipe that I tried. Check out the great reviews from foodnetwork on this burger recipe.  Now I'm really looking forward to her other recipes.  No idea what to prepare for your weekend lunch? Try this!

Chicken Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayonnaise
(source from : courtesy Giada De Laurentiis)
Prep. Time : 20 min
Cook Time : 15 min
Serves : 4 servings (I got 5 good-sized burgers)

Ingredients :
Mayonnaise :
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 clove garlic, minced

Burgers :
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 sandwich rolls or burger buns
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup arugula, divided

Directions :
For the mayonnaise: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, garlic and rosemary. Set aside.

For the burgers : Preheat a gas or charcoal grill or place a grill pan over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, add the ground chicken, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 of the mayonnaise mixture. Using clean hands, gently combine the ingredients and form the chicken mixture into 4 patties. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for about 7 minutes on each side. Transfer to paper towels and let rest for a few minutes.

Brush the cut side of each roll with the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly golden.

To assemble the burgers : Spread a dollop of the remaining mayonnaise mixture on the tops and bottoms of the toasted buns. Place the chicken burgers on the bottom halves of the buns. Top each with 1/4 cup of arugula and finish with the top half of the buns.


  1. very yummy burgers...i love the combination of garlic and rosemary......super presentation!!

  2. These burgers look wonderful! I'm sure the garlic rosemary mayo would be a hit here- it sounds delicious!

  3. What a tasty and delicious looking burger! Great flavor combination.

  4. I'm a burger fiend! I just love my burgers, beef, chicken, turkey, salmon - they're one of my alltime favourite meals. And I'm a huge fan of Giada. These look wonderful, the garlic rosemary mayo sounds like the perfect sauce. Great burger!

  5. This look delicious!!!! gloria

  6. Nampak sungguh sedap:)sangat simple.boleh cuba ni.Terima kasih kerana sudi berkongsi resepi seperti ini.Anak anak cm sangat suka makan burger yang yang di masak sendiri.

  7. My kids would love those, too! Unfortunately I kind find any ground organic chicken anywhere I shop and I haven't bought the grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid yet (is on the list, so).
    Giada's recipe are often very good. I just made one last night. Sometimes the need a little bit more pep for my taste, but overall she shares very nice recipes.

  8. Very inviting burger, sooooo tempting..

  9. Today my husband was complaining that he has got a burger for a long while...yours looks so comforting and delish.

  10. This would be so flavourful. We don't often make chicken burgers, but I think I'll have to change that. No wonder your kids want it again :)

  11. This Chicken Burger looks scrumptious and is going on my "must try" list! And love the Garlic-Rosemary Mayo too! Sounds delicious! Cheers!

  12. This so gorgious!
    I want it right now. Is it possible???


  13. Hi Roshan,
    Hi Betty,
    Hi Melynda,
    Hi Gloria,
    Hi ck,
    Thank you! This is indeed a delicious burger. Have a lovely week, everyone!

    Hi Stefania,
    Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you again. Have a nice day!

    Hi Kirsten,
    Yes, this is the first Giada's recipe that I've tried, looking forward to try her next one!

    Hi Priya,
    Hi mr.pineapple man,
    Hi Angie,
    Hi Brittany,
    Hi Marguerite
    Hi Barbara,
    Thank you all for stopping by! Try out this burger soon, you won't regret it! Have a lovely week!

  14. this looks so tempting, yummy! definately much better than McChicken!

  15. These are so quick and easy and go great with the mayo. I'll be making the mayonaise and keeping it to use with everything I eat from now on!

  16. The burger looks so tempting! Yummy!

  17. These are making me hungry just looking at them! These are going to the top of my 'to try' list!

  18. What a gorgeous burger...and that mayonnaise sounds amazing :)