Fresh Homemade Chicken Bruger with yogurt sauce



In my effort to get in shape and eat clean I don't want to sacrifice all my social life, and especially the spring and summer barbecues! These events can be terrible for those of us who need to keep our calories in check: sauces, bread, pasta salads, greasy burgers and the lot. So good but also so bad for you, sigh.

My solution when hosting a barbecue is to always prepare a lot of healthy alternatives such as green salads, grilled vegetables, yogurt based sauces and chicken, a LOT of chicken. It is one of the leanest sources of protein and it is lovely to barbecue as is, just butterfly a chicken breast, season and slap on the barbecue, or to use to make healthy low fat burgers.

I found this recipe in the magazine of our local supermarket and tweaked it here and there to fit my taste and guys this is amazing and super easy to make!


Ingredients for the burger:

  • 600 gr. chicken-turkey mince
  • 1/2 lime
  • a bunch of chives or spring onion
  • 8 leaves of mint
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • coriander powder (or any herb you prefer)
  • salt & pepper

Preparation:

Chop finely your mint and spring onion, rasp the skin and squeeze the juice of half a lime in a container. In a bowl mix the chicken-turkey mince, the herbs, corn starch, lime rasp, half of the lime juice, salt (I used two big pinches, you need more than you think!) and pepper. Once the mix is uniform, wet your hands and form 6 patties and you're done. Grill them on the barbecue or a grill pan for 6-8 minutes flipping them regularly. Make sure they are cooked through, you shouldn't be eating any raw chicken.


To prepare a guilt-free sauce for your burger, mix 1 part low fat plain yogurt, 1 part yogurt-mayonnaise (I use Calve' Yofresh) and 1 part Philadelphia Light, then add the leftover lime juice and some finely chopped spring onions or chives.


To complete your meal, spread the yogurt sauce on a bread bun (I like italian-style buns with a crunchy crust), add a few slices of grilled zucchini (the barbecue is on, so why not take advantage!) and a few slices of avocado and there you have it!

Nutrition Values:i

  • Calories per serving: 372 kcal
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30 g (of which 3g sugars, 3g fiber)
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Total Fat: 18g (of which 4g saturated, 0g trans fat)
Let me know if you try these burgers and like them! I am a big fan and still have one in the freezer for emergency evenings!

xo
A

Comments

  1. My mouth is watering, this looks delicious. I'll add to my recipe box!

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  2. looks yummy! will have to give this ago.


    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  3. this puts my dinner to shame haha i want to make these one day yum

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  4. These look divine, I always try and have healthy food on the BBQ, I always feel homemade gives you the satisfaction of knowing what your putting in your body.

    Will be trying these out they look so yummy

    Amy x
    Acosmeticsobsession.com

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  5. Ohh these look so yummy! I have made homemade beff burgers before but I never considered chicken! Can't wait to experiment and whack these on the BBQ soon :D

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog



    xx

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  6. This looks so good and I bet it tasted yummy :) I feel like having some kind of burger too :D

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  7. This looks so bloomin' good! I'm seriously craving a burger now haha

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Thou Shalt Not CovetApril 23, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    That look SO good! I've only just had breakfast but I could so eat that now! xx

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  9. OOh now that does look absolutely divine, I could eat it right now x

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