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BBQ Chicken Burgers with Spiralized Apples

*For the quinoa lentil blend, you can just add a 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa. **I had to add more almond flour to get the right texture for my burger patties in order to cook them in my skillet. If you do this, be sure to adjust the other ingredients for flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 8
Author: Kelly Pfeiffer


For the burgers:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa lentil blend*
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour**
  • 1/4 cup diced apples
  • 1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Montreal Chicken Seasoning or whatever chicken seasoning you have on hand
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

For serving:

  • 8 buns any kind; suggest brioche, whole wheat etc
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach + more if needed
  • 1 apple spiralized or shredded
  • sliced tomatoes optional
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce


To make the burgers:

  • In a food processor, combine all of the chicken burger ingredients, except the olive oil. Pulse until the chicken is finely ground and everything is evenly combined. Form the ground chicken mixture into 8 round, flattened patties.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the chicken patties and saute for about 5 minutes on the first side and 3 minutes on the other, or until there is no pink left.

To serve the burgers:

  • Place one chicken patty on a bun bottom and top with a slice of cheese, the spinach, tomatoes, spiralized apples, BBQ sauce and top with the other side of the bun.