Cheddar and Spinach Chicken or Turkey Burgers

Cheddar and Spinach Chicken(or turkey) Burgers (adapted from Cookin’ with Super Pickle’s White Cheddar and Spinach Chicken Burgers)
  • 1 1/4 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 oz fresh baby spinach(or frozen, thawed and drained)
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 stalks green onion chopped
  • 1 TB fresh parsley leaves
  • 3 oz low fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 cup bread crumbs (or an alternative such as egg)
Wilt your baby spinach by pouring boiling water over it while in a colander in the sink(or thaw and drain your frozen spinach) DRAIN WELL, squeeze to get rid of excess water.
Combine chicken/turkey and other ingredients adding enough bread crumbs to make it stick together but not to your hands.
Form into patties and place on a well sprayed sheet of foil on a baking sheet.
Broil  for 7-9  minutes on each side, until the meat reaches 165.
Calories 197
Fat 6 g
Carbohydrate 9g
Protein 23 g
(nutrition info is based on chicken burgers)
I serve patties by themselves with a side of carrot fries or zucchini fries.