Chicken Spinach Burgers

These are hands down the best chicken burgers I have ever tasted. They are packed with flavor and the spinach gives them a boost of iron!



2 pounds ground chicken (dark or white meat)
1 packeage (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid.
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons tomato ketchup or tomato paste
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs or panko
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


In a large bowl, combine chicken, spinach, egg, nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Use your hands to mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes to allow the mixture to firm up.
Form the meat mixture into small patties, using about 1/4 cup of the meat mixture per patty and making each patty about 2 1/2 inches thick. If the mixture is super sticky, wet your hands before forming the patties.

If cooking indoors: Preheat the oven to 450° F. Place the patties on a baking sheet. Roast until cooked through, about 20 minutes. If you have a stove top grill pan, you can grill  them on medium high heat for 1-2 minutes on each side, just to get some nice grill marks, and then finish cooking them in a 400° oven for about 12 minutes.

If grilling outdoors: Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill. Grill the burgers, turning once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Serve the burgers right away.

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