Background on the Simple Chicken Burgers
I have been reading a variety of books lately. Along with this fact, I’ve also been listening to a lot of sermons. Sometimes, I have listened to so many sermons, and read so many books at one time, that I start to second guess myself as to which book or preacher said what. At this point, I usually have to go back and double check that I am giving the right author credit.
In this season of my life, I have been hearing God’s small voice repeatedly encouraging me along the way. I can picture myself taking off at the starting point with my number on, and God on the sidelines with his flag shouting, “Keep running! You can do it! ”
Earlier today, I was reading more of the book on leadership by Brene Brown. The chapter that I am now focusing on is dealing with empathy. Later this evening, I listened to a sermon by Joyce Meyer. As God would have it, she was also preaching on empathy. The key points that were stated from both is the following:
- Empathy means being able to connect through the emotion that someone else is feeling.
- Empathy doesn’t mean giving advice.
- Having empathy shouldn’t lead to a comparison game of who has had the worst suffering.
A few nights ago, I decided to make what I call Simple Chicken Burgers. They turned out super moist and required very few ingredients.
Here is the recipe:
Activity: Making Simple Chicken Burgers
Total Prepping and Cooking Time: 25 minutes
- 1/3 cup of oatmeal
- cumin (1 tb)
- onion powder (1 tb)
- garlic powder (1 tb)
- 1 16 oz. pack of ground chicken
- 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal
- 3 tablespoons of water
- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet.
- Dump all of the above ingredients into a bowl.
- Make burger patty shapes with your hands.
- Place the six patties into a skillet, or as many as you can at once. (use 2 skillets if necessary)
- Take the burgers out when they are brown on both sides.
- Top with hummus and garnish with basil or spinach if you like.