My special someone and I have a designated weeknight set aside for date night. The first item on the agenda is always a home cooked meal. What do I make? Well, Shepherd's Pie, Burritos, Penne alla Vodka, General Tso's Chicken, and Chicken Marsala are a few of the frequent hitters. The rest of the time I turn to the internet in search of new dinners. As with all first time recipes, some are hits, some are misses. And some just knock it out of the park.
I made a few changes. The original recipe used a combination of bread crumbs and panko, which seemed a little fussy for my purposes. It also had bacon in the burgers, but I chose to just add bacon as a topping. Speaking of toppings, the final change is that the original had more ranch dressing as a topping. The first night that I made this, I didn't have any ranch, so I used mayo instead and never looked back. So without further ado, here is our newest favorite dinner.
(Adapted from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life)
Yield: 4 servings
For the burgers:
- 1 lb ground chicken
- ¾ cup Panko bread crumbs
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 clove garlic (or 1 teaspoon dried garlic)
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dry Ranch dressing mix
- Cheddar cheese slices
Combine the panko, seasoned salt, basil, and oregano.