Southwest Ground Chicken Burgers

Southwest Ground Chicken Burgers

Now that spring is here and thoughts turn to warmer weather activities, I’m betting your menus are taking advantage of the season changes.

For me the warmer weather means firing up the barbeque and grilling.  But after a few weeks, you might find your typical hamburger and hot dog menu gets old.  Try this variation to the typical hamburger.

Southwest ground chicken burgers

Southwest ground chicken burgers


Southwest Ground Chicken Burgers

1 lb. ground chicken

¼ c. egg substitute

6 tbsp. dried breadcrumbs

1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

½ tsp. salt

4 whole wheat, light hamburger buns

Combine the egg substitute, breadcrumbs, jalapeno, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and salt in a medium bowl.  Add in the ground chicken and mix together so the spices are combined with the meat.  With damp hands, form mixture into 4 patties.

Spray the grill with non-stick spray.  Cook the patties over medium heat, about 6-8 minutes on each side.  Serve on the buns.

I pair the burgers with potato (both white and sweet) potato wedges and cucumber slices.

I typically make the 4 patties and freeze 2 for another meal.


What’s your favorite meal to cook on the grill?

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