My nutrition savvy friend, J, gets credit for introducing me to this website and this recipe! I'm usually too lazy to make my own burgers..they'rejust so easy to buy pre-made at Whole Foods..but this recipe really caught my eye. I feel like I associate buffalo chicken with fried chicken tenders or wings...foods I try and steer clear of and really hadn't thought to make a chicken burger!
So, I thought this would be a great weekend dinner since the weather has warmed up and we're spending most nights grilling and eating dinner on the deck. The recipe did not disappoint and I love this website..Prevention RD. It's the little tips..like be careful when buying your ground chicken and make sure it's ground chicken breast since most pre packaged ground chicken at grocery stores contain white meat, dark meat, and skin.
Overall, we really enjoyed these, the recipe wasn't too hard (it was something I put together one night, threw in the fridge, and grilled up the next night.) I followed the recipe to a T..with the exception of dicing my red onion up and I sauteed it for 5 minutes before mixing it in..I just have this weird phobia with raw red onions..hate them!
Buffalo Chicken Burgers (from http://www.preventionrd.com/)
1 lb ground chicken breast1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 small red onion, finely diced
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 to 2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs (I used Whole Wheat from Whole Foods..turned out great!)
pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp buffalo wing sauce
4 whole wheat hamburger buns (Ezekial is the choice of our house!)
2 oz crumbled blue cheese
2 Tbsp buffalo wing sauce (extra to top off your burger!)
In a large bowl, mix the ground chicken with the following 8 ingredients (through wing sauce). Divide into 4 equal patties.
Preheat a grill, or the oven to 375 F.
Grill for 3-5 minutes per side (depending on thickness) or bake in a baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray for 15 minutes.
Serve with 1/2 ounce crumbled blue cheese and 1/2 tablespoon of buffalo wing sauce. Serve with your favorite coleslaw topping for an added touch!
Yield: 4 burgers.
Nutrition Information (per burger with blue cheese and additional wing sauce – no slaw): 351 calories; 11.3 g. fat; 75 mg. cholesterol; 825 mg. sodium; 31.5 g. carbohydrate; 2.5 g. fiber; 33 g. protein