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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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