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Chia Chicken Burgers on Foccacia Buns

By 
Chef Kate McAloon
Prep time 
10 – 15 minutes
Total Time 
10 – 15 minutes
Serves 
4

These burgers are moist, delicious and full of healthy veggies and herbs.

Ingredients 

½ kilo ground (minced) chicken
½ cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
½ cup grated carrot
½ cup grated zucchini
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
2 – 3 tsp black Chia seeds
1 tsp sea salt, pepper (or to taste)
Olive or coconut oil (for cooking)
4 foccacia bread buns
Mayo, ketchup or tomato chutney
Tomatoes, greens and red onions
Cheese (optional)

Method 

In a large bowl, mix the chicken, rice, carrot, zucchini, chopped parsley and Chia seeds well, and then form four patties. Heat a large frying pan on medium to medium-high heat, add oil and cook patties for about 5 minutes on each side. Reduce heat if browning too quickly. You can also cook on a grill. To serve, cut foccacia bread buns in half and spread a little mayo and ketchup (or tomato chutney) on bread. Place a piece of cheese, if using, on the bottom pieces then add a burger patty, tomatoes, greens and red onions if desired. Place top on and gently press down. Serve burger patties on a bed of mixed greens for a lighter meal. Tip: You can substitute chicken with ground (minced) beef, turkey, fish or prawns if desired.

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