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MacEggs

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Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:28:26 PM »

And, it turned out delicious!

However, it requires some back story:

I picked up a package of lean ground chicken from the local Asian grocery store.
It was about 20 oz or so.  I added 2 eggs (probably only needed one), bread crumbs and some seasoning.
Proceeded to mix it up... Well, holy sh!t, it was like I was working with epoxy.  WTF?  I had no idea.

I somehow managed to make 2 patties and a bunch of meatballs.

I was initially hoping to grill these, but I decided to go a different route... Cast iron and coconut oil on the kettle.
Then finished ever so quickly over direct heat for some char.  Literally seconds...


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Because this was an experiment, I found some half freezer-burned buns and thawed them out.
Next time, I will make an effort and get some fresh ones.

Growing up, I ate a lot of McChickens.  Couldn't get enough of them.
Maybe it was my adolescent taste-buds, but the last time I had one, it was terrible.

I prefer the mayo-lettuce combo with this....

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My next-door neighbour came out when I had the meatballs on and asked what I was doing.  I told him the story.
He said to use olive oil on my hands next time and that will help with the stickiness.  Dunno why I didn't think of that...

Oh well, next time. And, there will be a next time.  These were fantastic!
« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 04:30:34 PM by MacEggs »
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Grillagin

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Re: Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 04:56:45 PM »
I've never thought about using ground chicken.  I love eating chicken sandwiches like that at diners. Those look great!  That might be my next roti cook.  Some chopped onion in the mix would be good.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 05:03:15 PM by Grillagin »
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Re: Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 03:49:16 AM »
The Egg MacChicken grinder I'm luvn it...
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Re: Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 05:44:20 AM »
Looks way better than the stuff served at the Golden Arches.

G-MO

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Re: Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 06:23:37 AM »
I use ground chicken for burgers and meatballs all the time... especially since my fiance wont eat veal.. so I do ground beef, ground pork and ground chicken and they come out bomb! Good work

crizpynutz

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Re: Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 07:38:33 AM »
Yes you want to use cold water or olive oil on your hands to help with the sticky ground chicken.  Adding egg is a good for a binder, but also makes it stickier - definitely use just 1 egg only if needed, a lot goes a long way here.  Honestly, I've stopped using the egg, chicken is usually pretty sticky and binds well without it.

I've made them before using:
- 1 lb ground chicken
- about 2 garlic cloves minced
- salt and pepper to taste

Mix in bowl with hands, then form patties.

Optional
- 1/4 of an onion finely chopped or chopped scallions
- minced parsley

For the breading:
- 1/2 and 1/2 mix of panko and normal plain bread crumbs
- milk
- add paprika, chili powder, grated parm as desired

Coat with bread crumbs mix, dip in milk, coat in bread crumbs mix a second time.

I would work with cooled ground chicken as well, I've even gone as far to place in the freezer for a few minutes until it just starts to freeze but is still formable before working with it.

anyway, just some thoughts.

MacEggs

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Re: Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 07:43:27 AM »

 @crizpynutz , great advice above!  Thank you.
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Re: Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 09:23:33 AM »
Sounds awesome, they look grate too. Another good way to use chicken
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Re: Used Ground Chicken for the first time
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 12:44:35 PM »
Awesome idea, thank you for sharing!
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