Three-Meat Burgers

Made with seasoned ground chicken and a zippy ground turkey mixture, these burgers are wrapped in turkey bacon before grilling. Now that's a high-protein dinner!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons soft breadcrumbs

  • 2 teaspoons refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed

  • ¼ teaspoon barbecue seasoning or barbecue spice

  • 8 ounces uncooked ground chicken

  • 1 pound uncooked ground turkey breast

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 slices turkey bacon

  • cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (Optional)

  • 6 whole-wheat English muffins, split and toasted

  • 2 tablespoons bias-sliced green onion


  1. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, egg product, and barbecue seasoning. Add chicken; mix well. Shape chicken mixture into six 1/4-inch-thick patties.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, garlic powder, and pepper. Shape mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Place chicken patties on top of turkey patties. Shape the edges of the turkey patties up the sides of the chicken patties, pinching the patties together to seal. Wrap a bacon slice around each patty and secure with a wooden toothpick.

  3. For a charcoal grill, grill patties on the lightly greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the side of each patty registers 165 degrees F, turning once halfway through grilling. If desired, sprinkle cheese on patties for the last minute of grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on a lightly greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

  4. Remove toothpicks. Place patties on top of muffin bottoms. Top with green onion and muffin tops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
10g Fat
28g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 burger with 1 english muffin
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Vitamin A 145IU 3%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Sodium 668mg 29%
Calcium 232mg 18%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 390mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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