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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 262.4
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 79.7 mg
  • Sodium: 259.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 41.0 g

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BBQ Chicken Burgers

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
BBQ Chicken Burgers

Introduction

What a treat these burgers are! I love how the tangy flavor of the sauce and the peppery notes of the greens play off the savory burger. What a treat these burgers are! I love how the tangy flavor of the sauce and the peppery notes of the greens play off the savory burger.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    16 ounces extra lean ground chicken breast
    1 egg white
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    4 green onions, chopped (greens and whites)
    1/4 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
    2 teaspoons BBQ spice rub (we like Chef Meg's Low-Sodium Barbecue Rub*)
    2 tablespoons low-sodium BBQ sauce (try Chef Meg's Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce*)
    2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
    2 cups arugula, chopped
    4 whole-wheat sandwich thins or buns

    *exclusively in "The SparkPeople Cookbook."


Tips

Because white meat has almost no fat, chicken burgers are often dry, crumbly and bland. I added egg whites to bind the burgers, breadcrumbs to add texture and soak up any extra moisture, and parsley, green onions and spices to add flavor.

If you want to cut sodium, use homemade or low-sodium bread.


Directions

Place the ground chicken, egg white, breadcrumbs, parsley, green onions, and spices in a mixing bowl. Gently knead to combine. Form into four burgers.

Preheat a nonstick skillet or cast iron pan. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Grill burgers 12-14 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine yogurt with the barbecue sauce, then toss the greens in the sauce. Place a burger on a sandwich thin and top with the greens.

Makes 4 burgers with 1/2 cup greens per burger.






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  • Very Good
    40 of 43 people found this review helpful
    If you have not made the recipe, then do not rate it. Don't rate it low simply because you're bitter that you need to buy the cookbook. I've made this recipe and it honestly tastes great. It's nice to have a ground chicken recipe, since it tends to be very cheap at the store. - 2/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Very delicious recipe!! I agree with all the positive comments. This site is totally free and it has changed my life for the better as it has for so many others. If you don't like the idea of buying the cookbook, sub the two ingredients and move on. We've all gained so much from SP. It's great!! - 4/28/12

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  • 16 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I plan on trying these this weekend! As for the reviews below about posting a recipe without the full ingredients needed (barbecue sauce and barbecue rub) - You guys, just be creative and make your own barbecue sauce with low fat ingredients. I'm actually thinking of trying a mango salsa with this - 2/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
    It's a shame that the only reason that this recipe has a low rating is b/c some decided to rate it poorly based on some of the ingredients being from the cookbook. This site is an amazing resource, and all of its core functions are FREE. If you're offended by one cookbook recipe, join WW - and pay! - 4/27/12

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  • 12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    How long have you people been cooking? Substitution is the first thing I thought, because I wasn't going to buy special seasonings (before realizing they are recipes). The idea is great, and I would add some al dente vegetables such as carrots, mushrooms, or peppers to the chicken before cooking. - 4/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I grilled these tasty burgers last night for dinner. I did not use a rub, but I did use a zesty bbq sauce. I ate mine without a bun and it was delicious! - 3/20/12

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  • Very Good
    9 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Ladies, I suggest that buying the cookbook it good for many reasons. It has more than just recipes. It has much nutritional information, preparation information, substitution information. It ia a great cookbook. The only thing that I would have suggested for the cookbook is more a notebook style.
    - 2/26/12

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this using ground turkey (it was there), crushed rice krispies (gluten-free), and my own spices and BBQ sauce. The only thing I would add to the recipe are tips for cooking the burgers. The onion made them want to fall apart. I might have used a bit too much onion, though. Great recipe! - 8/7/12

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I don't have the cookbook -yet. Until then, I'll use my favorite spices and barbecue sauce in this recipe and adjust the nutrition accordingly. - 4/27/12

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Here is the link to the Sauce
    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
    tail.asp?recipe=1104410
    and the Rub
    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
    tail.asp?recipe=1027800 - 3/11/12

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I agree with KELMAC4385 I have a couple low fat, low sodium bbq sauces that I use regularly that I love and I will be using one of them. This recipe sounds great. Thanks for putting it on the site for us. - 2/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Next time I am doubling the recipe. The men in my family fought over the last one!!! - 2/26/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    MMMM I like a sandwich; I like to take a recipe like this one and use a long leaf Endive lettuce...almost like a 'wrap'. I also like the 'crunch' this lettuce gives, lower carbs (than bread), and it's STILL FUN! - 2/26/13

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just tried this recipe tonight for dinner and everyone enjoyed them. Will be making them again. - 10/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great! - 8/7/12

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed making this recipe! - 3/10/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe, i have made similar one with a little twist. I substitute BBQ rub with fresh garlic or garlic powder. Also i am not used to green onion so i use dry white onion. Since i don't use BBQ rub i use salt and blak pepper to taste. - 2/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We had these burgers for dinner with a few changes. I didnt have green onion and added dried choppecd onion. My bread crumbs were seasoned so left out parsley. Put yogurt & bq sauce together added to bun placed greens on top. Enjoyed the change and will make again! - 2/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    When I read this I automatically thought to use the BBQ sauce I normally use. I didn't even realize they referenced their cookbook. It's sad how ungrateful and demanding some people are. SP is top notch. I love their recipes and appreciate all the help they offer and for free! - 12/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think these got even better the second day. The next time I make these I will skip tossing the greens with bbq sauce and yogurt. - 10/30/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I did buy the book, and it was well worth it. It sits in my kitchen, and I refer to it every day. - 2/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    five stars isn't enough! Chef Meg, you've outdone yourself with this one! fabulous!! I actually had to grind my own chicken, but it was totally worth it! I'm telling everyone I know about these incredible burgers!!! Thank-you!! - 3/4/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    am a recipe "aholic" I have the spark and at least 100 more books and 1000's of recipe...half the fun is looking, learning and trying some thing new......good ideas here. thanks - 2/26/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wasn't a huge fan of the parsley so next time I would take that out. Other than that it was great. My oldest (8 years old) loved them but my youngest (3 years old) wouldn't touch it. :) - 1/21/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What is the big deal!! Get some low sodium rub and some sweet and spicy sauce at the grocery store. Most of us who are trying to lose weight or just eat healthy may already have products that we can use in place of the Chef Meg stuff already in our cupboards and pantries! C'mon people!!! - 2/27/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Woo--very yummy--- - 2/26/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Does this recipe count for the buns in the calories? - 1/24/12

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  • going try it - 6/22/14

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  • we have made ground burgers with egg white & bread crumbs always. I am excited
    to try mixing BBq sauce with yogurt! - 4/23/14

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  • I make my own ground chicken breasts and bread crumbs. This is very delicious and great for a quick meal! - 2/26/14

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    thank goodness i had back up burgers! what a gloppy mess. the only good thing bout this recipe is i found the spice rub. they have very little flavor and if this is a chicken burger u can keep it. - 6/21/13

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  • I feel like chicken tonight - 5/6/13

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  • I like this. I am going to try this I been craving for a burger. - 5/6/13

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  • These were ok, just not our taste. Great if they work out for you and your family. - 3/14/13

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicius - 2/26/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try it and I'll post when I do. - 1/17/13

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  • 0 of 14 people found this review helpful
    if i watomakethisid not grindup mychikenbutuse only thwhite brestmeat formy chickkenburger idinotlike for crumbly meattodfallinmylap but seemsok tho idmlayebuseother iteems otehrthnyogurt idintmix anydairywithmy met ssitdisgrees eithmy tumy adnbeganyrsago wenusedtgtamlt anburger beef a - 1/17/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks so good. I'm going to try it without the bun. - 1/17/13

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  • We made these last night and they were delicious. I used non-fat greek yogurt and some store bought bbq sauce for the sauce. My husband put them on the outdoor grill. I will make these again! - 8/29/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I plan to try this tomorrow & will substitute! Big deal! Sounds like it's worth giving it a shot! - 5/18/12

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  • I use ground turkey so this was not that far from what we use . loved this . great meal . - 5/18/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This looks yummy. I saved it, because tomorrow I will be trying it. - 5/7/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will give this a try...sounds good, and like a nice alternative to a plain chicken patty...though I may use ground turkey, since I have that on-hand. - 3/21/12

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  • Looks good! I don't see all the fuss regarding the come on to buy the book. With just two tablespoons of BBQ sause and BBQ Rub...I'd just substitute with what I have. No big deal.

    Scroll down to the very last (or is it first?) entry. The links for the sauce and rub is there.

    - 3/18/12

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  • Very tasty burger. I'm not a fan of spicy food so the barbeque rub had me worried but it was more flavorful than hot. The only swaps I made were bottled BBQ for Chef Meg's and I did not have celery salt on had for the rub so I just left it out. All in all: I'll be makeing these again! - 3/17/12

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  • loved it and so did my kids! - 3/3/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for this great Recipe ! - 2/28/12

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  • really nice! Thank you. - 2/26/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy! - 2/26/12

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  • If you don't have the seasoning, use similar ones, just watch the sodium content. Or use the tip Chef Meg gave, use Italian seasoning and simmer in tomato sauce. Sounds more to my liking anyway. And if you do buy the cookbook, you'll find it full of great recipes. - 2/26/12

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  • I don't where I went wrong with this recipe, but the burgers turned out dry. - 2/26/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Yummy!! Meg probably has those recipes right here! - 2/26/12

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  • This works for the whole family - 2/26/12

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  • 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up! Just delish! - 2/26/12

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  • Could you use Panko bread crumbs instead of the whole -wheat ones, and if so do you know the difference in nutrition value? Are there more calories etc in panko vs whole-wheat? - 2/26/12

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  • My grandson love these! and he is really picky! Thank you! - 1/26/12

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  • Ground flax seed thickens liquid as an egg substitute but I've never tried in as a binding agent. It might work. - 1/12/12

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  • Would love to try this recipe, but my husband is allergic to eggs. Is there another item that could be substituted in as a binding agent instead of the egg white? - 1/7/12

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  • simple to do and the kids really enjoyed it - 1/2/12

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