Chicken Sliders with Smoked Gouda

  in Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes

3 tablespoons chopped parsley
3 tablespoons chopped celery leaves
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
1 teaspoon sea salt
black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
about 1 lb chicken thighs, cut into chunks
vegetable oil for frying
3 oz. smoked gouda cheese, sliced
8 small buns or rolls
Optional toppings: sweet or red onion, avocado, greens

  1. Place the parsley, celery leaves, and onion in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few seconds. Scrape down bowl and pulse again until onions are finely ground up. Add the breadcrumbs and pulse.
  2. Add the chicken, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder and pulse until chicken is ground. It can be a little chunky with a few larger pieces of chicken in the mixture.
  3. Scoop out spoonfuls of chicken mixture and form into small patties. You should have enough to make 8 small patties. Wet your hands with water to keep the mixture from sticking.
  4. Heat a few tablespoons vegetable oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat and fry the patties until golden, about 5 minutes. Turn and cook until golden on the other side. About 2 minutes after flipping the burgers to cook the second sides, place the cheese slices atop the burgers and cover the pan with a lid. Cook another 2-3 minutes until burgers are fully cooked and the cheese has melted. Serve with buns and your choice of toppings and condiments.