Spicy Chicken Burgers


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 109.2
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.6 mg
  • Sodium: 183.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 7.8 g

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An excellent way to use left-over chicken. Depending on the seasoning chosen, the burgers can be a spicy as you like. For a milder flavor, substitute ketchup for the taco seasoning. An excellent way to use left-over chicken. Depending on the seasoning chosen, the burgers can be a spicy as you like. For a milder flavor, substitute ketchup for the taco seasoning.
Number of Servings: 8


    90g / 3.5 oz instant mashed potato granules
    225g / 8 oz cold, cooked skinless chicken, shredded
    1/2 small onion, chopped finely
    1 tsp dried mixed herbs
    1 tbsp taco seasoning / sauce
    1 tbsp BBQ sauce / brown fruity sauce
    4 tbsp breadcrumbs
    2 tbsp sunflower oil


Prepare mashed potatoes according the instructions. Allow to cool slightly.
Put chicken, onion, herbs, taco seasoning and BBQ / brown sauce into a large bowl.
Mix well to combine, then stir in mashed potato.
Put breadcrumbs onto a large plate.
Shape the chicken mixture into 8 burgers, pressing together firmly.
Dip the burgers into the breadcrumbs and carefully turn over until evenly coated.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan. Add the burgers. Cook for 8 - 10 minutes, turning once, until golden.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user YVONNE.PALMER.


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  • Incredible!
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    These are really good. I have made them several times and I find that mixing all ingredients before cooking the chicken works better for me. My husband and I make them every few weeks for a lunch or a light dinner on the weekends. Very flavorful and easy to put together. - 2/3/09

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  • I call these chicken llapingachos. Llapingachos are potato patties I'd eat in Ecuador and these taste so similar. I do not add teh BBQ sauce. I weighed the granules and breast and it came out to be 1 1/3 c granules and 1 lg. breast for me. - 4/9/10

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  • This was delicious. I loved it. Will definitely make this again. BTW, the patties tend to get firmer as they cool down. I had some leftover and the leftover patties were much firmer than the patties that were eaten while hot/warm. - 12/25/09

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  • good way to use left over grilled chicken. I enjoyed them and will make them again - 11/20/09

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  • These burgers were AMAZING! - 11/17/09

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  • Really tasty! Can't believe mashed potatos work in a patty form. Even the picky boyfriend had seconds! - 9/21/09

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  • I have made these 2 times in 2 weeks. First I used a baked potatoe and shredded it. Then I used the instant mashed potatoes. I used A-1 sauce instead of bbq sauce. I make ahead and we can just heat them for a great burger!! Flavor is great!! - 9/11/09

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  • I leave out the herbs and just season with the onions, BBQ sauce & taco seasoning. My family loves them on wheat dinner rolls. - 8/31/09

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  • Thank you for the recipe, I enjoyed it. After reading the comments, I added 1/4 cup grated summer squash for wetness, it worked well. - 8/17/09

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  • I thought these were very yummy! My husband even liked them. They tasted a lot like crab cakes. They were kinda hard to keep together, but not that bad. I think next time I MAY try the canned/packaged chicken - saves time on shredding. - 8/14/09

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  • It was okay. My family didn't like it, but I did. Next time I would use a bit more spice. - 8/9/09

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  • These were good, but I tweeked the recipe and made it spicier, adding chipotle seasoning and 1/2 c. cheddar. The family really liked them, but I hated trying to coat them in bread crumbs. If I can figure out an easier way to do that I would make them again. - 8/5/09

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  • I made this for dinner for my husband and I, I enjoyed it. He did not. - 7/20/09

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  • I made my own taco seasoning and used crushed shredded wheat in place of the bread crumbs. Simply fabulous. Next time I will make a daal and curried veggies as side dishes. Thank you for sharing. - 7/17/09

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  • Tasty overall, but a lot of work to put together. Shredding the chicken took a long time. In the end, the patties didn't stick together and it ended up being more of a chicken/potato spread. - 6/24/09

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  • after reading comments, this is what I changed (and it was AWESOME!):
    used uncooked cx, mixed all in the food processor, used crushed wheat crackers to coat, BAKED on a pizza sheet with a pan under to catch the drippings.
    Turned out great w/a little dark meat in for some fat so it's not so dry!! - 6/4/09

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  • I think this would be a bit better if the potatoes were made with a little bit less liquid--overall a tasty way to use up those leftovers! - 6/1/09

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  • sounds great, made the over fried chich and have leftove, going to try this today but am going to sub the potatoes for rice, turned out great. - 4/26/09

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  • Delicious! I was skeptical about the mashed potatoes but it worked out great. - 3/25/09

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  • I will definitely make this recipe again. Very delicious! And my picky husband loved it! - 3/25/09

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  • My husband & I LOVE sweet potatoes... Next time I make this I will use that instead of the instant potatoes,,, This will also make it a much healthier recipe... - 3/19/09

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  • Add Egg White ,onion and cilantro mix bread crumbs in, then coat with extra crumbs that have been seasoned. Now it is spicy. - 2/23/09

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  • whole family loved it! - 2/19/09

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  • Very good.. Very easy.. Even the kids liked them. - 2/19/09

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  • These things were absolutely fantastic!! After reading some reviews I decided to make my potatoes pretty thick hoping they would hold their shape well and they did. I prepared the patties earlier in the day, chilled until time for dinner and served hot off the grill. Will definitely make again! - 2/4/09

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