Don’t you love it when you make something that tastes so incredibly good and you don’t feel bad about it because its healthy?! I love when that happens. No doubt this would be “cleaner” if I had omitted the cheese, but….who the heck wants to omit cheese.
First, throw this into a food processor:
- 4 oz. wilted spinach
- 1/2 small onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 green onions, roughly chopped
Try not to drool into the food processor when your kitchen becomes overwhelmed with the smell of fresh garlic and onion. Then, stir this mixture into 1 lb. ground chicken and add:
- 2 T. balsamic vinegar
- 2 t. soy sauce
- 1 t. lemon juice
- 1/2 t. chili powder
- 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Then, I added about 1/2 c. of Panko (NO EGG!), mixed it all together, and formed them into patties:
I refrigerated these for about 2 hours prior to dinner. It allowed all the garlic and onion to release into the meat. Also, the soy sauce and balsamic are super flavorful – more so after a few hours in the box. You could grill or broil these, but I chose to cook them in my 10″ skillet. Then, I WALKED OUT INTO MY FRONT YARD AND HARVESTED LETTUCE, Y’ALL. No, really. How cool is that?
Recipe inspired by Super Pickle