Lemon-Garlic Chicken Burgers with Fried Tomates

Sometimes burgers made from ground chicken have a tendency to turn out dry and rather boring, but our garlic and lemon-flavored chicken burgers include some ingredients that ensure tender, juicy results.

We topped them with a slice of fried tomato and creamy blue cheese spread and served them with a side of fries.

Lemon-Garlic Chicken Burgers with Fried Tomates

Lemon-Garlic Chicken Burgers w/Fried Tomatoes

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Chicken burgers flavored with garlic and lemon stay moist and juicy from the addition of a little mayonnaise, panko crumbs and an egg. Top with a slice of fried tomato and a spoonful of blue cheese spread.


  • 1 lb ground chicken, or turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (or more to taste)
  • 1/3 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Olive oil
  • 4 seeded buns

For the fried tomato:

  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter

For the blue cheese spread:

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the chicken, garlic, panko crumbs, egg, lemon zest, lemon juice, mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper and cayenne in a large bowl. Combine thoroughly and form into four 4-inch diameter patties. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • While the burgers chill, make the blue cheese spread. Combine the blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper in a small bowl. Set aside until ready to serve.
  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Oil the grates and brush the chicken burgers lightly with oil as well. Place the burgers on the grill and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 4 to 4-1/2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with foil and allow to rest while you fry the tomatoes.
  • Season both sides of the tomato slices with salt and pepper and coat lightly with flour. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the butter and swirl to combine. Add the tomatoes and fry until they form a golden crust, about 1-1/2 minutes per side.
  • To serve, place one burger on each bun, top with a fried tomato slice and a dollop of blue cheese spread.
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