Pesto Chicken Burgers

This new recipe is from my Connect buddy Mands (@mands5781).  She decided to try and pimp up some chicken breast mince to make these burgers as chicken can be quite a bland mince and can go dry easily. This recipe really injects flavour and moisture into them so we hope you’ll like them – they were a real hit with her husband and son.

The recipe makes 10 sizeable burgers that don’t shrink too much and, as you can see, fill a brioche bun properly!!!  You can have 1 for 0sp, 3 for 1sp, 5 for 2sp on #flex and they are 0sp each on #nocount.

 

Ingredients (makes 10):

  • 600g chicken breast mince
  • 1 white onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 red pepper
  • tsp Italian mixed herbs
  • black pepper
  • 12 leaves fresh basil
  • 5 tbsp Asda reduced fat green pesto
  • 1 slice Warburtons medium sliced wholemeal bread (or a slice of white bread if following #flex)

Method:

  1. Blitz the onion, garlic, basil leaves, courgette and red pepper into a fine blitz and mix thoroughly with the mince.
  2. The mixture will give off a little liquid so drain this off if you can, but not too much as you want the moisture from the vegetables to keep the burgers from drying out.
  3. Blitz the slice of bread into a crumb and add this also to the mix with the pesto, black pepper and herbs.
  4. Mix well into the mince mix as it will absorb some of the moisture.
  5. Shape into 10 patties, place on a grease-proofed baking sheet and bake for 20-25mins on 190C – this is a fairly low temperature so that they don’t overcook and go dry.
  6. If following No Count, you can serve it with a Schar gluten-free white ciabatta roll, home-made fries, salad, 4 olives and corn on the cob – all free on No Count!

10 thoughts on “Pesto Chicken Burgers”

    1. Hi Jane, Mands bought her chicken mince at Asda – at the halal counter as it was fresher and cheaper. She has also seen it in Tesco and Sainsbury’s, Helen xxxx

    1. Hi Gillian, they are sometimes available in Morrisons, Asda, Tesco or Booths. It’s a case of buying them when you see them. Helen xxxxx

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