Cilantro Aioli Chicken Burgers

Cilantro Aioli Chicken Burgers

Cilantro Aioli Chicken Burgers

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This is one of my favorite recipes created by Amy Myers, MD. I’ve been making it all summer so I wanted to share it with you guys! Grilling these Cilantro Aioli Chicken Burgers is a great (and healthful) way to get outside and enjoy the final days of warm weather.

Turmeric

The best part? She includes turmeric in the recipe, which has many anti-inflammatory properties. Fun Fact: The combination of black pepper and turmeric is important because black pepper helps with absorption of turmeric.

Turmeric contains a substance called curcumin, with very powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.¬†Curcumin has the ability to reduce inflammation at the molecular level – much like some anti-inflammatory drugs! Not only is curcumin an inflammation warrior, but it’s also a very powerful antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals in the body.

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Photo from www.amymyersmd.com
Cilantro Aioli Chicken Burgers
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lb free-range ground chicken
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • CILANTRO AIOLI
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine chicken with cilantro, garlic, onion, and spices. Form into 4 individual patties.
  2. In a small food processor or blender, add coconut cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend until well combined. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat or a large cast iron skillet. Grease grill or cast iron skillet with avocado oil. Cook burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until it reaches desired doneness.
  4. Serve wrapped in lettuce or on a bed of salad. Top with Cilantro Aioli and other optional toppings.