Wednesday, January 19, 2011

White Cheddar and Spinach Chicken Burgers


I was at Costco the other day and I came across some premade Sabatino's Flame Broiled Aged White Cheddar and Spinach chicken patties that sounded just delicious. I decided to jot down the basic ingredients and go at a copycat recipe myself!

* I guess there has been some recent confusion so I wanted to clear it up that the ground chicken should be RAW, (like making a hamburger or turkey burger) pre-cooking it would prevent it from sticking together and it would get very dry when cooking it again.


1 1/4 lb ground chicken breast(pre ground or grind your own if you can)
2 oz fresh baby spinach(or frozen, thawed and drained)
1/2 small onion(It was mentioned that these burgers include caramelized onions, my family does not really care for them but if you enjoy them follow the directions HERE)
1 small clove garlic
2 stalks green onion
1 TB fresh parsley leaves

3 oz shredded aged white cheddar
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


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 if you need too.




In a food processor place onion, green onion, garlic, parsley and wilted spinach.
Pulse until it is fairly fine but you don't want puree.










Combine with chicken and remaining 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.

Cover loosely with plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour.













Remove from fridge and broil  for 7-9  minutes on each side, until the meat reaches 165.















Serve on a bun (link for tasty ones), Top as you wish and enjoy!

Per Patty LINK




Also fantastic with  swiss in place of the white cheddar!




39 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful. Do u know roughly how many calories?

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    1. The link at the bottom of the post will take you to the nutrition info!
      (it says per patty Link, click on the word link)

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  2. I just made these and they were AMAZING!! I used shredded Parmesan and sharp cheddar and it was divine!!

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  3. I made these for dinner tonight, and they are phenomenal!

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  4. I made these for dinner tonight and they were delicious. I omitted the onions and subbed dried parsley because I forgot to buy fresh and it worked out well. I also kept out some of the mixture separate before adding in the chicken to use as a topping on a veggie burger - success.

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  5. So glad you all are enjoying them!!

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    1. hMMM, not really sure about that, it might be worth an experiment though. Maybe a light breading on them first.

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  7. So delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made them exactly the way they are listed, except instead of forming them into patties, I made meatballs out of them. Baked at 350 for 15-20 min. Very, very good!

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  9. These look delicious. I wonder how they would do on a grill.

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    1. I bet they would do well(and taste divine!) but they might need a gentle touch with transfer and flipping.

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    2. These are my kids favorite burgers !!
      I always grill them, after forming the patties, I put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. It firms them up just enough to put them on the grill, without worry of them falling apart.

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  10. Will be linking this recipe from my blog soon, we made these over a month ago and were to die for. Making them again tonight and will post them. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. I have these in my oven right now...silly ? Tho do you broil on high or low and where should the rack br?

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  12. I tried a slight variation of this recipe today and YUM!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  13. I made these the other night. They were so good. I froze some. These are perfect for a quick lunch! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Have these in the fridge now!! :) before I put them in the oven, how long do I leave them in there for and at what temperature please???? I don't have a meat thermometer :(

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    1. I broiled them on high setting on the middle oven rack, 7-9 minutes per side.

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  15. i'm making this now! what kind of sauce did you use as condiments?

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    1. I did just a light coat of herbed mayo

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  16. These are absolutely the BEST burgers ever. Easy to make, low cal, you can't go wrong. Even without a bun!!

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  17. Finally! Replies from people who have actually tried the recipe! I will be making these for my 3 yr old who hates beef hamburgers, but loves bean burgers. He might go for this.

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  18. KeKeNJ, my husband and I use ground turkey in this recipe (follow the rest of it to the T!)and it is the BOMB! I am not a beef person either, so maybe your 3 yr old would like it w/ turkey? (Or maybe he wouldn't notice a difference, ha!) Anyway, thanks Super Pickle! We lovelovelove this recipe!

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  19. I just snuck spinach into my 5 year old stepson's mouth with these burgers! and my husbands! Feeling pretty good about myself.

    Thanks.

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  20. Am making these tomorrow night for dinner they look yummy

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  21. These are absolutely amazing!! My beef-eater hubby has told me that I can make these instead of hamburgers anytime. Loving that! :)

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  22. We make hamburgers on Mondays and salmon patties on Wednesdays. I have been looking for another simple recipe for one of the other weeknights, and this looks delicious! I can't wait to try them.

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  23. Made them tonight and my boyfriend and I loved them! I topped the burgers with avocado and tomato. I also them served with baked sweet potato fries. All of the flavors were really great together! Glad I have some leftover to cook throughout the week :)

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  24. I think I messed mine up :( They are in the fridge now, but I used my own ground chicken....I cooked it first in the crockpot and then ground it up afterwards. Your recipe didn't specify raw or pre-cooked chicken, and I didn't put a lot of thought into it that pre-cooked might not be the best idea! Haha! So....we will see!! I told my husband that if we like the flavor but the texture is really off, then I'll try it again with raw pre-ground chicken!

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  25. When using ur own chicken, do u cook it before u make the patties?

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  26. No it is raw meat to begin with!

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  27. For THM version is it ok to use oats in an S meal?

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    1. I am sorry, I don't understand your question.

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  28. Haven't made these in quite a while, so decided they sounded good for dinner. When I told my husband we were having them he looked clueless on what chicken patty I was talking about. I showed him the picture and he said "oh yeah, we can have those tonight" I am putting the ribs back in the fridge (that he had pulled out of the freezer) for tomorrow night instead. Last night I told my son we were having them today and when he got up this morning he made sure I hadn't changed my mind. LOVE when my family likes something healthy

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  29. Can you freeze these patties after they are formed and use them at a later time?

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    1. I have frozen them after they were cooked but not still in raw state. As long as you are not working with previously frozen meat it would probably be fine.

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