Burgers or hamburgers as they are normally called, derive their name from Hamburg, Germany. The city is home to a cut of beef called the Hamburg steak. Eventually evolving into what we now consider hamburgers, they actually may not have any ham in them! These days, of course, we get all kinds of burgers – chicken, mutton, beef and even many vegetarian options too. What is undeniable is the fact that burgers are a go to food for most of us wanting a quick meal. Best of all, burgers can be eaten at any time – for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack.
For a heathier burger option, try out this grilled chicken burger with mushrooms. They are almost always lower in total calories, fat and saturated fat than fried chicken burgers. And adding a layer of mushrooms ups the nutrient value as they are loaded with copper, selenium and vitamin B.
Chicken breast – 1 pc; cut to a burger bun size
Mushrooms – 3 pcs; sliced
Iceberg lettuce – 2 leaves; shredded into big pieces
Stir fry sauce – 1 tbsp
Mayonnaise – 1 tbsp
Cheese slice – 1
Burger bun – 1; whole wheat preferably
Garlic paste – ½ tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Pepper – to taste
Olive oil – 1 tsp
- Mix together the garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil.
- Marinate the chicken breast in this marinade. Keep aside for 2 hours.
- Cook the chicken on low flame for 5 -7 mins, till it is tender and well cooked.
- Add the sliced mushrooms and stir fry sauce and cook for a while.
- Slice the burger bun into two halves and warm in an oven.
- On the bottom half, place a handful of lettuce and then the chicken.
- Top it up with the cheese slice, mayonnaise and then the mushroom.
- Cover it up with the top half of the bun.
Serve hot with ketchup or any other sauce of your choice.
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