Gwyneth's Chicken Burgers, Thai Style
Not only is Gwyneth Paltrow the most beautiful woman of 2013 (according to People), she's also an accomplished foodie and home chef. Her second cookbook, It's All Good, hit shelves in April and is chock-full of easy, healthy, mouth-watering recipes.
In the introduction, Paltrow explains that in 2011, she was feeling extremely rundown and fatigued, and even succumbed to a panic attack. Several doctor's visits later, Paltrow discovered she had a plethora of underlying health issues. After eliminating the toxins in her diet and filling up on the right nutrients, her health problems disappeared and she felt vibrant and energetic once again. She says she decided to create It's All Good for anyone who struggles with finding truly delicious food to feed their family when health issues may be involved.
Paltrow's protein-packed, Thai-style chicken burgers certainly fit the bill and are sure to be your grilling go-to for any spring or summer barbecues. She writes that she invented these "insanely flavorful" burgers when she was trying to think of new ways to use chicken while keeping out the "bad stuff." Serve the burgers with a side salad or on a gluten-free bun.
1 pound ground chicken (preferably dark meat)
2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
2/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 shallots, very finely minced
1 teaspoon very finely minced red chili (or more or less, however hot you like it)
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons neutral oil (such as canola, grapeseed, or safflower oil)
1. Thoroughly mix chicken with garlic, cilantro, shallots, red chili, fish sauce, salt, and pepper. Form mixture into 4 burgers, each about 3/4-inch thick.
2. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Rub each burger on both sides with a bit of oil and grill for about 8 minutes on the first side and another 5 minutes on the second, or until nicely marked and firm to the touch.
Nutrition score per serving: 239 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated), 3.5g carbs, 21g protein, 0g fiber, 600mg sodium
Recipe from It's All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow. Copyright 2013 by Gwyneth Paltrow. Used with permission by Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.