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Feta-Stuffed Chicken Burgers

A HUGE thank you to everyone who suggested burger recipes – but MaggieApril’s really caught my eye!  I ended up putting it in my MasterCook to save for future use and to double check the points.  Each burger, without bun, comes in at:

  • 204 calories
  • 12 fat
  • 1.75
  • .5 fiber
  • 21.5 protein

Here’s the recipe:

Feta-Stuffed Chicken Burgers
From the Weight Watchers website, 5 points

  • 1 pound(s) uncooked ground chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano (I used Italian seasoning)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (I used garlic salt)
  • 7 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled (I used reduced fat feta)
  • 4 item(s) reduced-calorie hamburger roll(s) (mine come in at 80 calories each, with 5 grams of fiber!)
  •  1 cup(s) lettuce, romaine, cut into thick strips
  •  2/3 cup(s) roasted red peppers, sliced (without oil) (mine had oil, but I soaked most of it up)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • 5 small olive(s), black, sliced (about 4 tsp)  (I don’t like olives, so I left this off)
  1. Preheat grill or broiler.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, oregano, garlic powder and feta; divide mixture into four balls and then press them gently into patties.
  3. Grill or broil patties until internal temperature of burgers reaches 165°F, about 7 to 8 minutes per side.
  4. Serve each burger on a bun with 1/4 of lettuce, 1/4 of peppers and 1 teaspoon of olives. Yields 1 burger per serving.
I just needed to pick up the ground chicken, red peppers and feta cheese

I just needed to pick up the ground chicken, red peppers and feta cheese

Here’s how it looks right before the patties were made:

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After the first flip:

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On my plate!

so good!  this made 4 patties, I only cooked one and put the rest in the freezer individually

so good! this made 4 patties, I only cooked one and put the rest in the freezer individually

With my one serving of potato coins, my dinner comes in at:

  • 454 calories
  • 22.5 fat
  • 38.5 carbs
  • 7.5 fiber (thanks to the bun!)
  • 27.5 protein

Thanks Maggie!

When I got home, I saw that I had a new magazine!  My godmother and great aunt gave it to me for Christmas.  It’s called Cook’s Country, and looks like another Cook’s Illustrated magazine – can’t wait to check it out!

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So I’ve already spent $40 on groceries tonight (besides my dinner ingredients I got American cheese, deli meat, two reusable bags (I am up to four!) a package of Kaiser rolls, smoked salmon, and a tomato).   With lunch from Panera at $13.00, I am up to $53 of my $100 weekly budget!  Hopefully I’ll make that goal though!

Although my last $100 challenge was close, although I neglected to add that I bought the fish separately, so that weeks total was really $111.00.  Still not bad though!

See you tomorrow – hopefully we won’t get too much snow tonight!

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  • Leslie
    January 13, 2009 at 1:46 am

    I love Cooks Country!
    And I love your dinner.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I hope I can save you some $..now you dont have to but the pre cleaned garlic!

  • strongandhealthy
    January 13, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Kristie
    January 13, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Those sound like the most incredible! burgers ever. I will definitely be saving that recipe. I have some ground turkey in the freezer that would probably be wonderful in this recipe. Plus, I LOVE feta.

    I’d say $111 is pretty darn good! I’d be impressed with myself if I managed to get that close to my total haha.

  • Tony
    January 13, 2009 at 2:06 am

    I think it is blasphemous to refer to that as a burger. It is a chicken sadwich.

  • theoddbod
    January 13, 2009 at 2:31 am

    were those tater tots?yum!

  • Sharon
    January 13, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Love your grocery challenge!
    And those burgers look amazing, and are jammed packed with protein!

  • Marissa
    January 13, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Yay feta!

  • carolinebee
    January 13, 2009 at 3:38 am

    OMG amazing, i just bookmarked this recipe 😀 I love putting stuff in my turkey burgers, i heard cheese is good b/c they get moist and it’s like a cheeseburger pre-made!

  • maggieapril
    January 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for the shout out, glad I could help. Weight Watchers and Cooking Light are my favorite resources for low-cal recipes that use real ingredients, not fat-free chemicals. I’ve been (slowly) adding my favorites to the recipes page at tastenotwaist.com. (Forgive the plug.)

    I have your Eating Well Chicken Divan recipe on the menu for tomorrow night. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  • ksgoodeats
    January 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Good luck on your budget!! I think you can do it, Biz 🙂

  • healthy ashley
    January 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve never heard of chicken burgers! I don’t eat meat or poultry, but this would be great for all the burger lovers in my family.

  • limberkimbers
    January 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Those turkey burgers are going on my next week meal plan! They look SO GOOD!

  • Kevin
    January 14, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Feta in the burgers and roasted red peppers on top…mmm…

  • ttfn300
    January 14, 2009 at 3:26 am

    these sound great 🙂

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