The Quarantined Kitchen: September 2, 2020

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The Quarantined Kitchen shares ideas and recipes from Chef Steven Bright, Hospitality Coordinator at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, to help you stay healthy by eating well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 2, 2020: Best Chicken Burger

The following is a better-than-beef burger recipe I make to fit into Weight Watchers. Makes incredible meatballs, too!

Best Chicken Burger

Makes 4-6


2 chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
1 whole portobello mushroom, broken up
2 whole scallions, cleaned and rough chopped
Salt and pepper


  1. In Cuisinart, add chicken, portobello mushroom, and scallions. Purée to hamburger consistency.
  2. Heat ovenproof pan, add cooking spray or 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Form burgers, season with salt and pepper, then sear in pan on both sides about 4 minutes.
  4. Finish in 400 degree oven another 8 minutes or until juices run clear.

Should you have any questions, or need helpful tips, please feel free to contact Chef Steven via email at:

Be well – eat well!

Chef Steven M. Bright

Read more from Chef Bright by exploring other entries in The Quarantined Kitchen.