Chicken and Goat Cheese Burgers With Peaches, Corn, and Cherry Tomatoes

Integrate tons of ingredients into an ultimately flavorful and healthy burger.

Chicken and Goat Cheese Burgers With Peaches, Corn, and Cherry Tomatoes
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Diverse flavors highlight this muscle-building meal that’s more a dish than a burger. Despite the complex ingredients and inclusions, prep is relatively simple and they’re cooked just like regular burgers.

Recipe and photo courtesy Serena Wolf @ Domesticate Me

Prep time

5 min.

Cook time

20 min.

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 ear corn, kernels removed
  • 2 ripe (but still slightly firm!) peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or finely minced
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • Romaine or butter lettuce leaves (for serving)

Start by cooking your corn. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a small sauté pan. When hot, add the corn kernels and cook for 6-7 minutes until tender and slightly browned. Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool to room temperature.

Add the peaches, tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to the bowl with the corn, and toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Place the chicken in a medium mixing bowl and add the goat cheese, garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper. Using your hands, mix all of the ingredients until well-combined. With damp hands, form the chicken into four patties about 1" thick.

Heat a lightly oiled grill or grill pan over medium heat. When hot, place the burgers on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes per side until cooked through.

Serve burgers over lettuce leaves and top with the peach mixture.