Friday, March 9, 2012

Chicken Cheese Burger

These burgers are one of our favorites! The secret is in the sauce. It may seem a little strange but don't be shy. Be liberal with the secret sauce and you will see what makes these burgers really special.

8 bacon slices
4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup Apricot jam
3 tbsp Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
4 Kaiser or Hamburger buns
1 cup spinach
4 slices Swiss cheese

Cook bacon in a large frying pan to desired crispness. Remove from pan and set aside.Reserve half the bacon drippings for cooking chicken in.

Place chicken between 2 sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Pound each chicken breast with meat mallet to about 1/2 inch (12mm) thickness. Season each side with salt and pepper.

Cook chicken in the same large pan that bacon was prepared in. Cook 8 to 10 minutes until no longer pink.

While chicken is cooking combine jam and mayo in a small bowl (I always double this sauce). Set aside.

Put 1 slice of cheese on chicken breast. Reduce heat to low and cover for 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

Place sliced buns, inside down, in same pan. Allow the remaining juices to soak into the bread and lightly toast in pan.

Remove bun form pan and spread jam/mayo mixture on both halves. Arrange spinach leaves on bottom half. Place chicken breast on top of spinach. Top with 2 bacon slices. Cover with top halves of rolls.

Make it a Meal: I serve these burger either with some quick chips and salsa or some oven sweet potato fries.

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