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Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Tangy Slaw

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Broil: 10 min.

Makes

4 servings

These burgers are my way of enjoying the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings while avoiding some of the fat and calories. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Ingredients

  • SLAW:
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped walnuts
  • SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • BURGERS:
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the celery, apple, salad dressing and walnuts. In another small bowl, combine the hot sauce, ketchup and butter; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the red pepper, 2 tablespoons green onion, applesauce, salt, garlic salt and pepper. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into four burgers.
  3. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved sauce.
  4. Serve on lettuce-lined buns; top each with 2 tablespoons slaw and sprinkle with remaining green onion.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 312 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 682mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch.

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