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Rosemary-Cherry Chicken Burgers

These are deliciously different and healthy as well. My two young sons devour them as does every adult I've served them to.

Ingredients 

Vegetable oil for grill rack
2 pounds freshly ground chicken
½ cup finely chopped *fresh pitted bing cherries
2 tablespoons minced bottled sweet cherry peppers
2 tablespoons SUTTER HOME PINOT NOIR
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
6 ounces goat cheese
Black Cherry Vinaigrette
¼ cup COLAVITA extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons black cherry preserves (labeled as spreadable fruit), divided
1 tablespoon SUTTER HOME PINOT NOIR
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Extras
6 kaiser rolls, from bakery, split horizontally
3/4 cup mayonnaise
12 burger size pieces leaf lettuce
12 1/3” thick tomato slices, from medium ripe yellow heirloom tomato

Instructions 

In a grill prepare a medium-hot fire. Oil grill rack. In a large bowl combine ground chicken, cherries, cherry peppers, 2 tablespoons Pinot Noir, rosemary, 1½ teaspoons salt, and pepper. Shape into 6 patties. Press quarter size indention in center. Sprinkle patties with remaining ½ teaspoon salt and cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During last couple minutes of cooking sprinkle with goat cheese then cover grill. While burgers are cooking, whisk together olive oil, 1 tablespoon black cherry preserves, 1 tablespoon Pinot Noir and vinegar in small bowl. Set aside. Toast cut side of rolls on grill during last few minutes of cooking. Stir remaining 3 tablespoons preserves into mayonnaise and spread on cut sides of bread. Toss lettuce with vinaigrette in medium bowl, draining excess. Top bottom bun with burger then with lettuce and 2 slices of tomato. Replace top bun. Servings: 6 * Frozen unsweetend cherries may be substituted if fresh are not in season. Thaw then pat dry.

Comments 

Wine Pairing: Sutter Home Pinot Noir PLEASE NOTE: I DOUBLE SPACED MY WORD DOCUMENT THOUGH IT APPEARS TO ME IN THE ABOVE WINDOW IT IS SINGLE SPACED