Side view of chicken burger with salad leaves on top of wooden table.

Amaranth Chicken Burgers

These delicious Amaranth Chicken Burgers are very low in fat yet are light and moist thanks to the addition of amaranth, a superfood that's much less known than its 'cousin' - quinoa - though equally healthy (if not more) and versatile.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 195kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 3 chicken breasts about 500g, diced
  • 1 cup cooked amaranth rinsed, strained
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions/scallions finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs plus more for coating
  • Olive oil for frying


  • Place the garlic, onions, parsley and the meat in a blender and process for a few seconds, until the mixture is well combined and solid. 
  • Add the amaranth and 3 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs, season and stir well.  Form burgers and coat in the remaining breadcrumbs. 
  • Heat up a little oil (about 3 tablespoons per batch) and fry the burgers over a low/medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.  Serve in a burger bun of your choice with fresh lettuce or this easy bbq sauce.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg