Delicious Healthy Chicken Burgers

I try to avoid eating red meat and minced meat but sometimes I just crave for burgers. So I found a healthier option in chicken burgers! And the recipe I'm about to share with you is really amazing! The burger is mainly based on a recipe from a Dutch cooking book focussed on healthy eating by Amber Albarda, but I made some small changes. It takes some time to make the burgers due to the fact that the meat needs to sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, but when thats done you can easily keep them in your freezer! If you want to eat those just get them out of the freezer the night before so they are defrosted when you want to bake them.

If you have guests over you can also serve these burgers with my delicious Rosemary Thyme Potatoes out of the Oven.

Hope you like it and if you make it please let me know! Would love to see your creations of the recipes I post.

Duration: 45 minutes

The ingredients for 4 burgers:
  • 400 gr. minced chicken
  • 4 spring onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 60 gr (about 2 slices) spelt bread
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 4 whole wheat bread rolls 
  • Homemade red pesto
  • Arugula or spinach leaves
  • 1 sweet pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tomato
  • olive oil & coconut oil
  • Himalayan salt & Pepper

The ingredients for the salad:
  • Fresh spinach leaves or any other type of salad you have
  • 3 tomatoes 
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • roasted pine nuts
  • parmesan cheese
  • white wine vinegar

  1. Chop the spring onions and put the 2 slices of spelt bread in your food processor so you get breadcrumbs. 
  2. Mix in a large bowl the minced chicken (if it isn't minced yet by your butcher you can do this is your food processor), the chopped spring onions, crushed garlic cloves, breadcrumbs, coriander, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, chili powder and the egg until it's well mixed. Put the bowl in your refrigerator for 30 minutes to make sure that all flavors are absorbed by the meat.
  3. Meanwhile you can make the homemade red pesto if you haven't already have it in your refrigerator. Slice the zucchini, sweet pepper and onion. Cut up all the ingredients for the salad, roast the pine nuts and mix everything with the spinach leaves or salad. Don't put in the dressing until you're ready to eat!
  4. Get the meat out of the refrigerator, make 4 burgers of it, heat up some olive oil in the pan and bake the burgers golden brown within 5 minutes each side (depending on the thickness of the burgers). In the meantime, heat up a little bit of coconut oil in a pan and grill the vegetables. Bring the vegetables to taste with Himalayan salt & pepper.
  5. Put the pesto on the bread rolls with some arugula or spinach on top, slice up the tomato and put 2 slices on each bun. Put the burgers on it when their done followed by the grilled vegetables. Place the top of the roll on top of it and serve these delicious healthy burgers with the salad on the side.

Enjoy this delicious meal!

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