Butternut Squash Chicken Burgers

I hope you are intrigued by the title! These burgers I made are fabulous and super healthy! I’ve mentioned before that I just love butternut squash. It has such a sweet flavor when roasted in the oven. Even my Phoebs loves it šŸ™‚

The ingredient list for this one may be a little odd, but it all comes together very nicely for a sweet chicken burger that you simply cannot say no to! I was very pleased with how they turned out and wish I would have made more to freeze. I make so many recipes all that time that I often have to log back onto my own website to remember what I put in some of my favorites šŸ™‚

Remember, all of my recipes can easily be substituted. If you are not a butternut squash fan, you can use pumpkin (I hate pumpkin). If you don’t have the quinoa flake mix I bought, use just plain quinoa or brown rice! Possibilities are endless šŸ™‚

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups of butternut squash (cubed)
  • 1/3 cup of quinoa flake blend
  • 1/4 cup of green onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of white onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of natural honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • pepper to taste

Start by roasting your butternut squash, I roasted for about 25 minutes on 400 degrees Fahrenheit

comes out to be a cup and a half once we mash!

comes out to be a cup and a half once we mash!

To a mixing bowl add 1 1/2 cups of shredded chicken breast (the night before I placed frozen breasts in a crock pot on low for 9 hours- so easy!)

Needs to be shredded for these burgers, cubed won't hold together as well

Needs to be shredded for these burgers, cubed won’t hold together as well

Mash your butternut squash. I did it right on the pan with a spatula

just a quick mash will do

just a quick mash will do

Add to the chicken

I love the smell of butternut squash

I love the smell of butternut squash

Add 1/3 cup of cooked quinoa flakes blend. I found this amazing sunrise blend from Wegmans,Ā look at the great variety!

Great find!

Great find!- cooks in about 20 minutes

This blend also helps to hold things together

This blend also helps to hold things together

Next the onion

I used green and white because I only had a little of both!

I used green and white because I only had a little of both!

Add the cinnamon, pepper, whole wheat flour

Mmmm cinnamon!

Mmmm cinnamon!

Mix well, then add the dried cranberries and the honey for a little extra sweetness

The dried cranberries give a nice tartness and sweetness to the burgers

The dried cranberries give a nice tartness and sweetness to the burgers

Now form into patties. Make them fairly large because everything is already cooked! This will make about 7 burgers

They look pretty don't they?

They look pretty don’t they?

Spray a pan with olive oil spray and cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side

Enough to get a sear

Enough to get a sear

You end up with an awesome butternut squash chicken burger that is to die for!

Butternut Squash Chicken Burger

Butternut Squash Chicken Burger

Mmmmm look at the sides!

I used lettuce instead of a bun because we already have carbs from the quinoa and the butternut squash!

I used lettuce instead of a bun because we already have carbs from the quinoa and the butternut squash!

Nutritional info: 139 calories, 1.9 grams of fat, 18.7 grams of carbs, 12.6 grams of protein (per burger)

These were so yummy! I just devoured them. I’m also putting in my lunches for the week! šŸ™‚

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. pawan Kumar says:

    nice……….

  2. pawan Kumar says:

    Very Very Wonderful………

  3. These are delicious! Thank you.

  4. Oh my gosh!!! These sound amazing! I can also see adding some curry powder to this for a fun twist to play up the butternut squash and cranberries.

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