Cool New Product Alert: Chicken Burgers

Spotted these Amylu's Sweet Caramelized Onion Chicken Burgers with Red Bell Peppers and Gouda Cheese at Costco the other day and tossed a box in the cart. I love quick & easy protein sources like this because some days (yep even I have them) you just don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

They sounded really yummy but I was leery. I always hate buying a big box of something I've never tried. My problem with frozen chicken products is that they usually taste and have the texture of little sponges but these are great and not spongy at all. I served them with some Cucumber Dill Refrigerator Pickles and sliced avocado. It was a great lunch. The burgers have little flecks of sweet bell pepper, caramelized onion and Gouda cheese. Really yummy.

They are all natural (breast & thigh meat), gluten free, no preservatives, no nitrates, no MSG, zero trans fat.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Servings Per Container: 10
Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 60
Total Fat: 7.5 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 2 grams
Sugars: 1 gram
Protein: 22 grams

They are fully cooked. Just heat & serve. I pan seared them in a non-stick pan sprayed with Pam for a few minutes on each side. I was worried they would be dry but they were super moist and juicy. According to the box, you can also microwave them or grill them on the BBQ but I thought that might dry them out since they are fully cooked. Moisture is key to successfully eating meats post weight loss surgery.

They came in a box of 10 for $11.99 at Costco. The box contains individual pouches of 2 patties each. Once you open a pouch the burgers need to be used from the fridge within 3 days but you can freeze the pouches for up to 6 months. Just take them down into the fridge the night before you plan on using them.

If you don't have a Costco near you here's where you can email them perhaps they can direct you to a store that carries them near you. They are made by ATK Foods.

Verdict: Yum. Soooo good. They were very juicy and the flavor is great. I will definitely add these to my Pantry Essentials List. Give them a try.

If you are wondering about the Cucumber Dill Refrigerator Pickles those are great too. I've been getting 3 packs of Hothouse Cucumbers at Costco and I always have one sometimes 2 that I need to use before I want to use them. So I make a batch of these... they last at least a week in the fridge and make a great side with burgers, steaks, chicken, cold cut roll-ups.

Shelly's Cucumber Dill Refrigerator Pickles

1 or 2 Hothouse Cucumbers (aka English Cucumbers), sliced very thin
1 (2 oz.) jar Pimentos, drained
1/4 of a White Onion, sliced very thin
1/2 cup any Fruity Vinegar (Champagne, Tarragon, Cider but even plain White will work)
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Apple Juice or Cider
1/2 teaspoon Dried Dill
a dash of Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate overnight. To serve drain solids from liquid. Drained they are also great mixed into Greek yogurt (sort of like a Tzatziki Sauce) and served with BBQ'd kabobs.

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