Chicken chive and spinach burgers Preparation time: 15 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups packed baby spinach leaves 16 ounces ground chicken breast 2 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard 1 small bunch fresh chives, snipped (about 1/3 cup snipped) 1 teaspoon Morton's Nature's Seasons Seasoning Blend (or favorite all-purpose seasoning) 1/4 cup panko (or regular) bread crumbs For serving: 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives Lettuce, cheese slices, tomato slices 4 thin sandwich buns such as Aunt Millie's 90-calorie Slimwiches Directions: Preheat or prepare the grill. Rinse the spinach leaves. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach leaves with water still clinging to the leaves. Saute the spinach until wilted. In a bowl, combine the ground chicken, honey Dijon, cooked spinach, chives, seasoning blend and bread crumbs. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties about 1/2-inch thick. Oil the grill grates and grill the burgers about 6-8 minutes per side or until thoroughly cooked. An instant-read thermometer should register 165 degrees. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and chives. To assemble burgers, toast the buns, if desired. Spread a dollop of the mayonnaise mixture on the inside of each bun. Place lettuce on the bottom. Top with the burger, cheese slice and tomato. Place the other bun half on top and serve. Nutrition information: 393 calories (24 percent from fat ), 10 grams fat (4 grams sat. fat ), 35 grams carbohydrates, 37 grams protein, 894 mg sodium, 84 mg cholesterol, 2 grams fiber.
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