Chicken amaranth burgers


3 chicken breasts (about 500g), diced
1 cup cooked amaranth (rinsed, water drained off)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons breadcrumbs (plus more for coating)
Olive oil for frying


Place the garlic, onions, parsley and half the meat in a blender (you can process all the meat in one batch if you have a very large blender) and process for a few seconds, until the mixture is well combined and solid. Remove from the blender and process the remaining meat (if you are working in batches). Combine both mixtures, add the amaranth and breadcrumbs, season and stir well. Form burgers and coat in breadcrumbs. Heat up a little oil, then lower the heat to medium/low and fry the burgers for 2-3 minutes on each side.


Thanks to the addition of the amaranth the burgers have a nice moist and light texture. The subtle nutty flavour of the amaranth blends in extremely well with the herbs and the meat. Last but certainly not least, these are the most nutritious burgers I have ever made!




Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 8:02am


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