Friday, March 12, 2010

Teriyaki Chicken Burgers

These are Yummy Burgers, I got the recipe off of Top Secret Recipes, it's a clone for Red Robin's Teriyaki Chicken Burgers. Can also make with hamburger to create Red Robins Banzai Burgers (See note at bottom of recipe) I make these with potato Wedge Fries. Yummo!!

Teriyaki Chicken Burgers

Teriyaki Marinade
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Make Marinade by combining all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium/high heat. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce slightly thickens. Cover and chill marinade in the refrigerator for at least 30minutes. (This makes plenty of marinade for this recipe, only use what you need and put rest of marinade in a jar or Tupperware and use later at another time).

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 canned pineapple slices (rings)
4 slices provolone cheese (or Swiss is good too)
4 sesame seed hamburger buns (or whatever kind you like)
4 tomato slices (if desired)

--Pound chicken breasts with kitchen mallet so that they are about 1/2 inch thick. Put chicken breast in Ziploc baggie and pour about 1/2 cup marinade in with them. Gently mush around in the baggie so the marinade is distributed around the chicken. Set in Fridge for at least 4 hours.
--Put your pineapple rings in another container with a lid, pour enough teriyaki marinade to cover pineapple rings. (Can reuse the marinade used for the pineapple,I save in jar with other marinade. Don't reuse the marinade on the chicken) Cover the pineapple with the lid and let set in fridge with chicken.
--When you are ready to make the sandwiches, heat grill or BBQ to medium heat. Start grilling your chicken first. Cook the chicken 6 to 8 minutes per side or until it's done. When you flip the chicken add the pineapple slices to the grill. The pineapple will take less time to cook-- about 3 or 4 minutes per side. You'll know the pineapple slices are done when they have nice grill marks on each side. Be care full not to burn the chicken or the pineapple. The Teriyaki contains sugar, which may char if grilled too long.
--While the chicken and pineapple are grilling toast the buns. I open the buns and place on cookie sheet, add 1 slice of cheese to each bun, and broil in oven for about 2 minutes, or until cheese is melty and other plain bun is toasty.
--Build your sandwich by spreading side of bun without cheese with mayo. Stack the chicken , arrange the tomato slices on next, then two slices of pineapple, and a couple of lettuce leaves.
Serve with potato wedge fries or Orieda Steak Fries are yummy too!
Serves 4

**Can make with hamburger, just form into patties, pour a little teryaki marinade into the bottom of a Tupperware container with lid. Place patties in Tupperware and cover with more marinade. Let sit for 4 hours. When you go to cook patties, they might be falling apart a little from the marinade.. just pick them up and reform into patties best you can and then place on hot grill. Cook for about 5 minutes per side or until your desired doneness. Add Pineapple rings when you flip the burgers. Assemble just like the chicken burgers.

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