Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers
 
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Seriously GOOD chicken burgers with shredded sweet potato to keep them juicy. Top with tangy sweet BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar cheese, red onion and lettuce for the ultimate healthy grilled chicken burger recipe that's perfect for summer!
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Recipe type: Burger, Grilling, Gluten Free, Chicken
Serves: 4 burgers
Ingredients
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground chicken (or sub ground turkey) -- do not use 99%
  • 1 cup shredded raw sweet potato (from about 1 small sweet potato)
  • 2 tablespoons low sugar bbq sauce of choice
  • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • For assembly:
  • 4 hamburger buns of choice, toasted if desired
  • 4 tablespoons low sugar BBQ sauce of choice, for topping
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Sliced red onion
Instructions
  1. Make the chicken burgers by adding the ground chicken turkey, shredded sweet potato, bbq sauce, onion, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Mix with your hands until evenly combined. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into 1/2 inch patties.
  2. Grill over medium-high heat (around 400 degrees F) for 5-8 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. During the last few minutes of cooking the chicken burgers, add a slice of cheddar cheese on top of each burger patty; cover the grill for about 1 minute while the cheese melts.
  3. Place the burgers on buns, top with onion, lettuce and drizzle with extra bbq sauce and top with onions. Serve immediately. Great with sweet potato fries or fresh fruit!
Notes
Nutrition calculated without bun: Calories: 293 | Total Fat: 15.2g | Sat. Fat: 6.5g | Carbs: 12.4g | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 3.8g | Protein: 27.8g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 burger (with whole grain bun + toppings) Calories: 463 Fat: 16.7 Saturated fat: 6.5 Carbohydrates: 46.4 Sugar: 3.8 Fiber: 7.2 Protein: 36.8
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/cheddar-bbq-chicken-burgers/