Healthy Chicken Spinach Burgers

20 Jan

Fabulous (healthy) Chicken Burgers!

2 lbs ground chicken
1 medium onion
1 package of chopped frozen spinach (thawed)
½ lb  cooked bacon (I used turkey bacon)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Pinch of Dried Basil
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
5 slices of Provolone Cheese
5 Kaiser rolls

Thinly slice half of the onion into rings. Caramelize onions with a little extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet until tender and sweet. Set aside for later use.

Grab a cheese grater and grate your onion over a large bowl.

(Sounds weird, I know, but grating the onion adds onion flavor but avoids the crunch of raw onions in your burger. I use this method in many dishes like in cheesy potatoes during the holidays since we have some people who aren’t fans of onions. Just give it a try!)

Place your spinach in the center of a clean dish towel and squeeze out any excess liquid over the sink. (The spinach is a great way to help our chicken not dry out but if there is too much liquid from the spinach, the burgers will fall apart during cooking)

Combine the grated onion, drained spinach, ground chicken, chopped bacon, mustard, basil, garlic powder and a dash of salt and pepper. Separate into 5  equal patties.

In the same skillet you caramelized the onions in, coat the bottom of the pan with extra virgin olive oil. Once the pan is hot enough, add the five burgers. Cook burgers for 6-7 minutes on each side. In the last minute or so of cooking add the provolone cheese till its melted. Place the burgers on the Kaiser roll bottoms and top the burgers with the caramelized onions, thinly sliced tomato, and a little mustard if desired.



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