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BBQ Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Crumbles


BBQ Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Crumbles are a great meal option for anyone who enjoys a good burger with a unique twist.

To make this meal you will need: barbecue sauce, hot pepper sauce, fat-free ground chicken breast, scallions, breadcrumbs, celery, garlic, hamburger buns, lettuce, tomato, and crumbled blue cheese.

This quick and easy dinner is ready in just 35 minutes so it’s great for a summer night when you don’t want to fuss with an elaborate meal.

Whether you’re grilling on a sunny weekend or just want a quick dinner option, these burgers are a great choice.

Enjoy the unique combination of flavors that make this dish a standout.

If you’d like some helpful Tips and Tricks, I have them below the recipe.

Weight Watchers Points


6 Points (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 6 Blue Plan and 11 Green Plan

6 WW Freestyle Points and 11 Weight Watchers Smart Points

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BBQ Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Crumbles

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BBQ Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Crumbles: Enjoy smoky BBQ chicken with tangy blue cheese in these tasty, WW-friendly burgers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound 98% fat-free ground chicken breast
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 reduced calorie hamburger bun
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce shredded
  • 1 large tomato cut into 8 slices
  • 2 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat and spray it with nonstick spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix the barbecue sauce and hot pepper sauce together.
  • In a larger bowl, combine the ground chicken, scallions, celery, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, and salt.
  • Wet your hands, then shape the chicken mixture into four patties, each about 1⁄2-inch thick.
  • Brush the top of each patty with half of the sauce mixture.
  • Place the patties on the grill with the sauce side facing down.
  • Brush the remaining sauce on the top of the patties.
  • Grill the patties, flipping them once, until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F, which should take about 10 minutes.
  • In the last minute of grilling, place the hamburger buns on the grill to lightly toast them.
  • To assemble the burgers, place some lettuce on the bottom half of each bun, add a patty, then top with two tomato slices and a sprinkle of blue cheese.

Notes

6 Points (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 6 Blue Plan and 11 Green Plan
6 WW Freestyle Points and 11 Weight Watchers Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 27gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 890mgPotassium: 953mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2648IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 4mg
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Tips and Tricks

Ingredient Substitutions:

For the Ground Chicken: If you’re looking for a different texture or want to experiment with flavors, try ground turkey or pork. These substitutes can add a new dimension to your burger.

For Blue Cheese: Not everyone is a fan of blue cheese’s strong flavor. Feta or goat cheese are milder alternatives that still provide a delightful creaminess to your burger.

Gluten-Free Options: Use gluten-free breadcrumbs and buns to accommodate dietary restrictions without compromising taste.

Preparation Tips:

Chilling the Patties: After shaping the patties, chill them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. This helps them hold together better when grilling.

Sauce Application: To avoid your patties from getting too soggy, brush the sauce on them just before they hit the grill. This keeps the flavors intense and the exterior of the burgers crisp.

Cooking Techniques:

Avoid Flipping Too Early: Wait until the burgers release naturally from the grill to flip them. Turning them too soon could cause them to break apart.

Internal Temperature Check: Use a meat thermometer to ensure the burgers have reached the safe internal temperature of 165°F. This ensures they are cooked thoroughly and remain juicy.

Serving Suggestions:

Toppings: Experiment with toppings like avocado slices, crispy bacon, or a dollop of ranch dressing to add more depth to your burgers.

Bun Choices: While traditional hamburger buns are great, consider trying brioche or pretzel buns for a gourmet twist.

Storage Tips:

Refrigerating: Cooked chicken burgers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Be sure to let them cool completely and store them in an airtight container.

Freezing: For longer storage, wrap each patty individually in cling film and then place them in a freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.


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