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Tarragon Chicken Burgers

reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
edited 2:47AM in EggHead Forum
I wanted to make something healthy, tasty and easy last night so here's what I did.

I took a pound of ground chicken, added some extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice (fresh, not bottled), tarragon, salt & pepper. Formed into 4 patties, let them chill really good for about 6 hours. Cooked direct 350 for 10 min.'s per side. Just make sure the meat reaches an internal temp of 160 degrees.

I usually marinate chicken breast in this mixture but I thought I would give it a try mixed into some ground chicken and it turned out amazingly moist and very tasty. I made some creamy mashed potatoes and lima beans to go along with it.

I make the mashed potatoes fat free by using skim milk and Parkay spray butter. I just take the cap off and pour it in. I use it on everything really, even spray it on my toast in the morning. It doesn't work on popcorn but I found that Pam cooking spray (butter flavor) works great for that. I haven't used real butter in years and don't miss it at all. :)



Formed into patties and chilled for about 6 hrs.


On the egg, direct 350 degrees. Cooked about 10 min./side till internal temp of 160 degrees.


Done and plated. Delicious!!



  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Now that looks good enough to eat...
    :P ;) :) :laugh:
  • ChargerGuyChargerGuy Posts: 357
    Healthy and delicious! Always a great combintation. Looks real good. One I will definately have to try!
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    It was Kim, Del ate 2 of them and said he could've easily at 3.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Good deal Anne. I love tarragon and it compliments chicken very well. I make a tarragon chicken soup that is good.
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    I usually take a chicken breast and pound it flat and marinate in that mixture and everyone I maked it for raves about it. If I had to pick between the 2 I'd go with the chicken breast vs. the pattie.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,544
    Great looking cook.
    I couldnever give up butter.
    Sent you a couple emails. Might have went to your junk email file.
    Austin is not going to be the same...
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks Darian!! I never thought I could give up butter either. It's kind of like when I switched from coke to diet coke. You just get used to it.
    I'll check the emails.
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Looks great, Girl! All that's missing is a sombrero. :woohoo:
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks Mike! I had enough of the sombrero in OKC. :)
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks Ron!! Taragon chicken soup sounds delicious!!!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Can't have a sombrero without takillme. So there goes that healthy meal. :)

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,588
    dont think ive ever had a chicken burger, looks good. might even make a chicken meatloaf like that for sandwiches on the boat :)
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    That would probably be pretty good in a sandwich. I'm so jealous of you getting to go out fishing. Those pictures the other day really got me wanting to get down to Islamorada and do some deep sea fishing before the weather gets too hot. :)
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,588
    before i bought my camp in maine i used to fish abaco on the flats for bonefish a week or two every year, i really miss that. this is the month, not too hot and the winds not too bad.
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    looks pretty good, maybe a little to healthy for me, mashed potato's with no butter???
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Delishous and healthy, LOVE it!!
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  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    My brother-in-laws house in right on the water and we used to sit outside and watch them bonefish. That's an odd type of fising. Don't know if I'm much for that.
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    I used to love my mashed potatoes drownding in butter but with the Parkay spray butter it gives you the butter fix without the butter. Try it sometime. :)
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks Molly, it turned out better than I was expecting. :)
  • Anne, That was delicious. I can't wait to get home from the office and see what you have cooked for tonight. You were right, a little lemon juice squeezed on the patties really brought out the Tarragon. I don't think I'm going to Egg anymore, you're way too good at it.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Looks great! My Mom used to do turkey burgers with tarragon.



    Caledon, ON


  • Steven, does the turkey end up drier than the chicken patties? Sounds like a great idea.
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks honey! I love cooking for you, you're such a good eater. You always clean your plate. :)
    Give yourself some credit you do a fantastic job on everything you cook.
    Hope your day is going good. :) :kiss:
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks Steve, I'll have to try that.:)
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    They weren't too bad. I think the grind and the amount of dark meat would be a factor. When I have done them I added butter, which is kinda across purposes.



    Caledon, ON


  • JBUG99999JBUG99999 Posts: 263
    Those look great! Is that fresh tarragon or dried???

    We usually use ground turkey breast, because the ground chicken is almost as high in calories as lean ground beef.

    Can you also share the marinade you mentioned with the lemon and terragon, especially measurements???

  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Next time I'm going to grind my own chicken breast. I was just in a hurry and didn't want to take the time to grind that small of an amount.
    I didn't use any measurements but for 1lb of ground chicken in a small bowl I mixed maybe an 1/8 to 1/4 cup of EVOO, a dash of salt and a few good grinds of pepper, the juice of half of a lemon and maybe an 1/8 cup fresh tarragon. You can use dried but use less.
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