Low-fat chicken burgers recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 12 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 380 kCal 19%
Fat 6g 9%
  -  Saturates 1.5g 8%
Carbohydrates 41g 19%
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  • 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


    • 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.

    • To make the Asian-style slaw, mix all of the ingredients together and chill. Mix the yogurt and sriracha together and refrigerate.

    • 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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