Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Burgers

Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Burgers

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Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 10 min 20 min 7


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 303
Calories from fat 202
Calories from saturated fat 52
Total Fat 22.5 g
Saturated Fat 5.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 74 mg
Potassium 218 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 14.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.6
Meat 0.7
Milk Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 0.4

Energy sources

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