Lemony Chicken Burgers With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1 lb frozen spinach, thawed, drained and chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 4 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 sesame seed buns
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
  • 2 large roasted red peppers, peeled and seeded
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, lightly mix ground chicken, spinach, green onion, egg, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Form into 8 patties and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. To grill burgers: Preheat barbecue on MEDIUM/HIGH, and oil the grids generously to prevent sticking. Place the patties on the grill, and reduce heat to MEDIUM. Place patties on the barbecue, and sear 3 minutes per side, taking care not to press down the patties.
  3. Reduce heat to LOW and continue cooking for another 3 minutes per side until juicy but cooked through. Refer to guide for Perfect Grill Marks. Lightly toast the buns during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Serve on toasted sesame seed buns, topped with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
  4. Sauce: Sauté onion and garlic very gently. Add to food processor with remaining ingredients and process until well blended.