Now might be the time to get your hands around a chicken burger, which is becoming much easier to find than ever before. Made with seasoned ground chicken that's grilled, placed on a bun and topped with any number of ingredients, these poultry patties are giving turkey burgers some competition.
Here are a few of the better versions you'll find at Long Island.
A spicy, juicy chicken burger features ground chicken that's blended with tomato and Parmesan, grilled and topped with mozzarella, lettuce and tomato. $10.95
1 Main St., Sayville, 631-567-5655, fivepointscafe.com
Celery, onions and wing sauce are mixed into this chicken patty, which is grilled and topped with house-made blue cheese dressing. $10.95
5 Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson, 631-403-4033, gourmetburgerbistro.com
This burger-centric restaurant features a Santa Fe style chicken burger topped with Manchego cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo and jalapeno cream. $12.95
209 N. Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre, 516-208-6100, gmburgerbar.com
At this health-centered eatery, a juicy, herbal chicken burger topped with corn relish comes on a multigrain roll. The combination works well.
80 Merrick Rd., Amityville, 631-464-4277, goodeatsprogram.com