It is pretty well known that the first chicken sandwich was invented in 1946 when a small restaurant owner in Atlanta placed a piece of boneless grilled chicken filet on a bun as an alternative to the extremely popular hamburger. Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that worked out very well. At River City Cafe we have our version and while we aren’t attempting to reinvent the Chicken Sandwich, we think our Chicken Burgers deserve your attention. In our blog this month, we focus on the Chicken Burger section of our menu.
A lot of people assume that because they are called burgers, it is the same consistency as a burger, but unlike some other restaurants, we do not use ground chicken. Instead, each of our Chicken Burgers utilizes a premium chicken breast that we marinate in a pineapple soy blend before cooking to perfection and serving on a wheat bun.
Of course, River City Cafe is well known for unique flavor combinations and topping our burgers with awesome, yet sometimes extreme combinations. It isn’t any different with our Chicken Burgers. We created five unique burgers. Each one has an individual flavor profile designed to make your taste buds dance.
The first option is the Grilled Chicken Burger. This burger is the simplest choice and features a marinated chicken breast either grilled or Cajun-spiced with your choice of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mustard, and mayo. A flavorful option that is sure to make you say, YUM!
The next choice is the We Be Jammin’ Chicken Burger. Featuring marinated grilled chicken breast, topped with smoked ham, pineapple, Jamaican jerk sauce, Swiss, honey mustard, lettuce, and tomato, this burger takes things up a notch and provides a whole new outlook on how chicken can satisfy you! The Jamaican jerk sauce provides a wonderful earthy, sweet and spicy blend of exotic flavors that blends perfectly with the sweet yet nutty flavor of the Swiss cheese and that well-rounded honey mustard.
For those looking for something with a little more kick, our next selection will satisfy that craving! Our third offering is our Buffalo Chicken Burger. This time we hand-battered and deep-fried a chicken breast drench it in hot wing sauce, and then top it off with lettuce, tomato, and a choice of Swiss or bleu cheese crumbles. The cheese selection can change how this burger tastes. Go with Swiss if you are looking for a nutty, mild, and sweet flavor. Add the bleu cheese crumbles for a sharp and salty addition. Just make sure we fill your glass before you get started.
Our fourth offering is our Baja BLT Chicken Burger. Again featuring our marinated grilled chicken breast but this time topped with guacamole, hickory smoked bacon, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. The nutty and creamy flavors of the guacamole are expertly paired with the sweetness of the hickory-smoked bacon and the rich and salty flavors of the provolone cheese. This is a must-try option!
The last item on our Chicken Burger menu is our Teriyaki Chicken Burger. A marinated grilled chicken breast topped with pineapple, teriyaki sauce, provolone, lettuce, and tomato. The pineapple reminds you of all things tropical; the teriyaki sauce provides sweet and tangy umami that is complimented by the rich and salty flavors of the provolone cheese. We know you are going to love this burger!
These awesome offerings might not fit the typical “burger” description. But at River City Cafe we are anything BUT typical. We think you will love all of these offerings and look forward to serving you one, or all, of them soon!
Do you want to see all of the other amazing menu options we offer at River City Cafe? Check out our menu online here.