Last Updated on March 30, 2023
These 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?
I 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…
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Chicken Burgers with Grilled Pears
- 2 lbs. ground chicken or turkey
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 3 tablespoons gluten free coarse mustard (omit for strict AIP)
- 1 bunch of cilantro, washed and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic power
- 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 4–6 ripe pears
- few tablespoons coconut oil
- 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.
- Prepare pears: Cut pears in half. Carefully remove stem with a sharp knife and scoop out seeds with a melon baller or spoon.
- Brush pears on both sides with melted coconut oil and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Grill burgers until cooked through (I grill about 6-8 minutes per side on low heat but it depends on thickness of burgers).
- 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.
- 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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