Low-fat chicken burgers recipe

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If you love a burger but want to find a healthy alternative try this one using lower-fat ingredients.

low fat chicken burger
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  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time12 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories380 Kcal19%
Fat6 g9%
Saturated Fat1.5 g8%
Carbohydrates41 g16%

This low-fat chicken burger recipe makes four Asian-spiced burgers that are under 400 calories a portion.

Our low-fat chicken burgers are flavoured with Chinese five-spice, garlic, ginger and hoisin. Despite having only 390 calories per portion they are packed with flavour and easy to make ahead too. Cut the calorie content even further go bunless. You could replace it with lettuce leaves or simply serve naked with the slaw on the side.


For the burgers

  • 500g minced chicken
  • 30g breadcrumbs
  • 1tsp chinese five spice
  • 3 spring onions, very finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1tbsp finely grated ginger, or ginger paste

1tbsp hoisin sauce

For the Asian-style slaw

  • 3 spring onion, finely sliced
  • ¼ red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 50g beansprouts
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2tbsp honey
  • ½ lime, juice

For the spiced yogurt

  • 100g 0% fat greek-style yogurt
  • 11/2tbsp sriracha

To serve

  • 1 little gem lettuce
  • 4 burger buns




  1. Mix the minced chicken with the breadcrumbs, five spice, onion, garlic, ginger and hoisin sauce. Season with salt and pepper and shape into 4 burgers. Chill until required.
  2. To make the Asian-style slaw, mix all of the ingredients together and chill. Mix the yogurt and sriracha together and refrigerate.
  3. Fry the burgers in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Cook each burger for 4-6 mins on each side or until the burger is cooked through to the middle (not pink) and is golden in colour. To assemble, add the lettuce, followed by the burger on the base of each bun. Pile with slaw, add a dollop of spiced yogurt, top with the bun and enjoy!
Top Tip for making Low-fat chicken burgers

Just swap the chicken for lean fillet of beef if you fancy turning this recipe into a beef burger

Top tips for making low fat chicken burgers

You can use turkey mince instead of chicken if you like. You could also roll the mixture into meatballs and fry to have with stirfry if you prefer. Alternatively you could press the mixture onto skewers and cook as kebabs instead.

Swap honey for maple syrup and our Asian-slaw is vegan-friendly. Make a big bowl for your next party or barbecue as it's perfect for sharing.

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Keiron George
Freelance Food writer

With over 12 years of experience, arts graduate Keiron turned to food to channel his creativity, specifically cake decorating. Keiron set up his wedding cake business in 2015. And, in late 2016 won a scholarship at the world-renowned culinary institute - Le Cordon Bleu, London, where he studied the art of French Pâtisserie. He's worked in some of London’s finest 5-star hotels, collecting a wealth of knowledge along the way. As a Food Writer and Stylist food isn’t just a job, it truly is Keiron's passion.