This chicken burger — or rather “burger” comes together with chicken plus only five additional ingredients, but it isn’t lacking in flavor! It will quickly become a favorite of yours.

Chicken Burger with Gouda, Bacon and Leeks

Remember when I made Chicken Caesar Chicken Tenders and told you all about a fun competition? Well, I’m continuing in my partnership with Just BARE chicken, and it’s time to talk recipes!

But I’ll back up juuuust a little bit and tell you about the process. This was a really fun challenge and stretched my skills in more than one way.

To enter the contest, all people had to do was create an ingredient list consisting of chicken plus five ingredients. They also got to choose a category for their ingredient list — from categories such as sandwich, soup/stew, salad and appetizer. This contest garnered thousands of entries! Just BARE’s culinary expert Lisa Golden Schroeder then had the huge task of narrowing down that list to only 25 entries that she believed could be transformed into cohesive and delicious recipes with the addition of only salt, pepper and water (or nothing at all!).   I (along with Tessa Arias of Handle the Heat, Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen, Cassie Laemmli of Bake Your Day and Meagen Wied of A Zesty Bite) each received 5 of these ingredient lists. We then had the challenge of choosing three and creating fun and unique recipes.

And a challenge it was!

These are the lists I created recipes from:

  • Boneless skinless thighs, ciabatta rolls, Gouda cheese, thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, Dijon mustard, leeks (BURGER)
  • Bone-in thighs, bourbon, maple syrup, dried hot pepper flakes, pecans, cornbread (APPETIZER)
  • Ground chicken, za’atar spice blend, panko breadcrumbs, lemon juice, fresh mint, apricot Greek yogurt (APPETIZER) continue reading…


$500 Whole Foods Gift Card Giveaway

by Rachel Gurk on April 18, 2014 · 42 comments

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This is the fifth giveaway this week that I’m hosting to help celebrate Carrian of Oh Sweet Basil‘s 30th birthday! This is the last giveaway you’ll see here but make sure to check out her site for another one coming up in the near future! Also, enter the other giveaways that have already started this week:

Today we’re giving away a $500 Whole Foods gift card.

What would you spend it on?

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Apple Spice Quinoa Pancakes {giveaway!}

April 18, 2014
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These apple spice quinoa pancakes are a healthy and delicious way to start your day. Full of protein and flavor, they will quickly become a favorite. My love for apples is no secret. They’re a versatile ingredient, easily moving from sweet to savory without a blink of the eye. Great for snacking, great for cooking, […]

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Lowe’s Grill Giveaway

April 17, 2014
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This is such a fun week! The giveaways continue to celebrate Carrian of Oh Sweet Basil‘s 30th birthday! Today we’re giving away this awesome grill valued at $650! I wish I could enter. I think I’ve said that about every one. Yes, I’m a broken record. Make sure to enter all the other giveaways this […]

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$1,000 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

April 16, 2014
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The week of giveaways to celebrate Carrian of Oh Sweet Basil‘s 30th birthday continues! Make sure to check out Monday and Tuesday’s giveaways for a chance to win great prizes from Wüsthof, Anolon, Microplane and Blendtec. Today is a big one! A $1,000 Amazon gift card. Holy smokes! What would you get? I just bought a […]

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Easter Snack Mix Recipe

April 16, 2014
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This Easter snack mix recipe will be a perfect treat for any Easter gathering — and would also be a great surprise inside Easter eggs! With Easter right around the corner, we’re seeing bunnies and eggs everywhere. And if you’re anything like us, you’re trying to remind our children of what Easter is really about. […]

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Wusthof, Anolon, and Microplane Giveaway

April 15, 2014

I’m excited to continue Carrian’s birthday celebration with another phenomenal giveaway!   I wish I could win this one, too! My Anolon pans are phenomenal stainless steel pans and Microplane graters are awesome! Wüsthof knives have been on my wish list… Included in this giveaway is: Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 10-piece Set Wüsthof Classic […]

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Blendtec Giveaway

April 14, 2014
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You guys! This is such a fun week! I’m hosting a MAJOR giveaway every day this week Monday through Friday to celebrate Carrian of Oh Sweet Basil‘s 30th birthday! Carrian is the sweetest and has been a very good friend to me so when she asked if I wanted to help her celebrate her birthday, I […]

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Sometimes LIFE gets in the way….

April 14, 2014
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I’m sitting here — Sunday night, thinking that I should get a recipe up for you all to see. It’s a week full of giveaways and I want you to see some recipes mixed in and not just giveaways. Truth of the matter is, I’m tired. So let’s just chat. Last night we had Lebanese […]

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25 Easter Dessert Recipes

April 12, 2014
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Need a fun new idea for an Easter dessert recipe? Look no further — here are 25 fun ideas for every Easter gathering! It is hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner. We’re keeping it pretty low-key this year, probably a HoneyBaked ham and some tasty homemade sides. And definitely one of […]

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