Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chicken, Chive & Spinach Burgers

Taking a break from all the party dessert recipes, I wanna share what we had for dinner tonight since we really liked it. It was the first time I made it, but it's now in my file to make again. I found it on Fox 13, but the link to the recipe there no longer exists. So lucky us that I had copied and pasted it already. I included it as it was below, even though I didn't do it exactly the same, but close.

I didn't wilt the spinach first, just chopped it pretty small and threw it into the ground chicken fresh. This was the first time I ever used ground chicken and know nothing about it besides that it is a bit slimy-er feeling than ground beef when it's raw. I don't have a seasoning blend so I just used salt, pepper, garlic and thyme. I forgot to put the cheese on them, but I think I would like it better without the cheese anyway. We also just used regular buns and we skipped the mustard. Lots of flavor and a nice, moist burger.

Chicken, Chive & Spinach Burgers
2 c. packed baby spinach leaves
16 oz. ground chicken breast
2 T. honey Dijon mustard
1 small bunch fresh chives, snipped (about 1/3 c. snipped)
1 t. favorite all-purpose seasoning
1/4 c. panko (or regular) bread crumbs

For serving:
3 T. low-fat mayonnaise
2 t. Dijon mustard
2 T. snipped fresh chives
Lettuce, cheese slices, tomato slices
4 thin sandwich buns such as Aunt Millie's 90-calorie Slimwiches

Preheat or prepare the grill. Rinse the spinach leaves. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach leaves with water still clinging to the leaves. Saute the spinach until wilted.

In a bowl, combine the ground chicken, honey Dijon, cooked spinach, chives, seasoning blend and bread crumbs. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties about 1/2-inch thick.

Oil the grill grates and grill the burgers about 6-8 minutes per side or until thoroughly cooked. An instant-read thermometer should register 165°.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and chives.

To assemble burgers, toast the buns, if desired. Spread a dollop of the mayonnaise mixture on the inside of each bun. Place lettuce on the bottom. Top with the burger, cheese slice and tomato. Place the other bun half on top and serve.


  1. Mmmm. That looks delicious and healthy too!

  2. looks good! you always share the yummiest recipes

  3. I have never used ground chicken, but this looks really good! AND your dessert recipe from the previous post looks delicious and so easy! Enjoy your weekend!


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