September 12, 2010

Feta-Stuffed Chicken Burgers

This recipe comes to me from the Weight Watchers website via my Facebook feed. We had a busy family day today, with a late afternoon hockey clinic for the boy. It was 6pm by the time we got home, and we were debating if we should just do take-out, or throw a dinner together ourselves. Our better judgement kicked into gear, and we opted for doing a fast meal at home. I am really glad we did, because these burgers were fast and so very tasty! With a little bit of leftover Italian Orzo Salad, our dinner was on the table in less than 20 minutes! Hooray for healthy, yummy, fast-fix meals!!!

Feta-Stuffed Chicken Burgers
Adapted From: via Facebook feed

1 pound(s) uncooked, ground chicken breast
1 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
7 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup romaine lettuce, cut into thick strips --OR-- baby spinach leaves
2/3 cup jarred roasted red peppers, sliced (without oil)
4 tsp sliced Kalamata olives, pitted

Preheat grill pan or broiler.

In a medium bowl, combine chicken, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and feta; divide mixture into four balls and then press them gently into patties.

Grill or broil patties until internal temperature of burgers reaches 165°F, about 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Serve each burger on a bun with 1/4 of lettuce or spinach leaves, 1/4 of peppers and 1 teaspoon of olives. Yields 1 burger per serving.

The Result:
I forgot to take a photo, but I am here to report that these chicken burgers were great! We loved them, and I am so happy we decided to cook instead of getting take-out!

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