The classic flavors of Chicken Cordon Bleu--ham, Swiss cheese and thyme--inspired this easy chicken burger. We like using regular ground chicken, which is a blend of thigh and drumstick meat, to help keep this burger juicy, but feel free to use 100% ground chicken breast if you'd like a leaner burger. You'll cut 20 calories and 1 gram saturated fat. Serve with roasted broccoli.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2011

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Recipe Summary

total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high (or see Stovetop Variation).

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  • Combine mayonnaise, mustard, 1 tablespoon shallot and 1/2 teaspoon thyme in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Place the remaining 4 tablespoons shallot, remaining 1 teaspoon thyme, chicken, ham, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Gently combine without overmixing. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165 degrees F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Top each burger with cheese and cook until melted, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Assemble the burgers on toasted bread with the herb mayonnaise and spinach.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare herb mayonnaise (Step 2) and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Stovetop Variation:
Coat a nonstick pan, preferably cast-iron (or a grill pan), with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add burgers, reduce heat to medium and cook, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer registers 155°F (for pork and bison) or 165° (for beef or chicken), 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 29.4g 59% DV; carbohydrates 20g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 1.5g; fat 17.3g 27% DV; saturated fat 5.9g 29% DV; cholesterol 119.4mg 40% DV; vitamin a iu 3126.4IU 63% DV; vitamin c 13.6mg 23% DV; folate 100.8mcg 25% DV; calcium 175.4mg 18% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 72.7mg 26% DV; potassium 910.2mg 26% DV; sodium 685mg 27% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 34% DV; added sugar 1g.

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11/15/2018
Was really good I left out the salt and pepper and did not toast the bread. Read More