Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Burgers

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 10 min 7
Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Burgers
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1/2 avocado(s) Avocado (sliced, for topping)
1/2 cup Baby spinach (for topping)
1/2 cup Basil pesto (or pesto flavour of choice)
454 gm Chicken, ground, lean
1 tsp Coconut oil
1/4 cup Goat cheese, semi-soft
1 1/2 cup Quinoa, cooked
1 medium Tomato (sliced, for topping)


In a large bowl, add cooked quinoa, pesto and goat cheese into the ground chicken. Using your hands, thoroughly combine the ingredients. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, scoop the burger mixture into circular flat “patties”.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the coconut oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Place 3- 4 burger patties in the pan, gently lifting them to avoid sticking. Cook for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

Serve burgers on a cabbage leaf “bun" or on a bed of mixed greens.

Top with sliced avocado, remaining pesto, plain Greek yogurt or your favourite burger toppings!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 274
Calories from fat 169
Calories from saturated fat 46
Total Fat 18.7 g
Saturated Fat 5.1 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.7 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Sodium 302 mg
Potassium 578 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 1.6 g
Protein 15.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.6
Meat 0.7
Milk Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 0.4

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