Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pears

P1040433These chicken burgers with grilled pears were such a deliciously simple meal that my family raved about.  In fact, I made them twice in the same week (once for company).

Keeping my game face on for AIP (autoimmune protocol) has been a difficult task.  The game face comes off and the cry-baby face goes on.  Once cry-baby has had her say, then game face gets dusted off and put back in it’s rightful place.  Food restriction and Italian heritage don’t exactly get along, CAPISCE?

3uzjkrI should’ve added roasted red peppers to the above meme…brain cells are dyin’ ova hea!

I’ve not cheated on AIP – not because I’m such a disciplined person, but because the benefits of sticking with it are too important.  And I don’t want to go back to the place that brought me to AIP.  So, that said, here’s a recipe that this AIP-er and her non-AIP fam really enjoyed.  And it’s nice to enjoy food again…

Mangia!

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Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pears
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free coarse mustard
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, washed and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic power
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 4-6 ripe pears
  • few tablespoons coconut oil
  • cinnamon

Instructions
  1. For burgers: In a large bowl, mix ground chicken or turkey, ground pork, mustard, cilantro, onion powder, garlic powder and coconut aminos with a large fork until well combined.
  2. Prepare pears: Cut pears in half. Carefully remove stem with a sharp knife and scoop out seeds with a melon baller or spoon.
  3. Brush pears on both sides with melted coconut oil and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Grill burgers until cooked through (I grill about 6-8 minutes per side on low heat but it depends on thickness of burgers).
  5. I like to put pears on grill when I flip burgers to finish cooking. Pears should be grilled and warmed, but not overcooked and soft.
  6. NOTE: Some AIP-ers stay away from mustard because it is a seed-based spice. I’ve not personally had problems with this on AIP, but proceed with caution. Leaving it out is an option, but it really flavors up the chicken nicely.

 

 

 

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  1. Hi Jen,

    This recipe is so amazing!! Love the combination of meat and pears. Sweet and savory…like a party in my mouth. :-)

    Your AIP recipes are so inspiring! Love love!!

    xo,
    –Amber

    P.S. Hope you’re feeling great (or at least not terrible).

    • Thanks so much Am- I am feeling better but trying to work on food re-introduction. It’s amazing to learn how many foods have been affecting me and I didn’t even know it! Some days are hard, but all in all, it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

      Thanks for our encouragement!
      XO
      Jen

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