Italian Chicken Burger with Creamy Peppadew Sauce

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 8 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 290


  • 14g


  • 13g


  • 32g




  • - Chicken Burgers -
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Chicken
  • ½ Cup Pasteurized Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • ⅓ Cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes, minced (rehydrate with hot water to soften if using tomatoes not packed in oil)
  • ¼ Cup Basil Leaves, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 4 Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
  • - Creamy Peppadew Sauce -
  • ½ Cup Low-Fat Greek Yogurt, pasteurized
  • 5 Peppadew Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Peppadew Brine (from jar)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • DDairy:

    Mozzarella Cheese: Use a dairy-free cheese alternative or omit. Low-Fat Greek Yogurt: Use a plain dairy-free yogurt alternative or simply slice peppadews and place on top of burger.

  • GGluten:

    Look for gluten-free hamburger buns; use iceberg lettuce leaves to wrap around burgers instead of bread.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Preheat Grill Preheat the grill if using an outdoor grill.

  • 3.

    Prepare Chicken Burgers In a large bowl, mix the ground chicken with the mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, and salt and pepper. Form mixture into four chicken burgers. Wash hands after handling raw chicken.

  • 4.

    Grill Chicken Burgers Grill chicken burgers for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. A grill pan, sprayed with cooking spray, can be used as well.

  • 5.

    Prepare Sauce As the burgers cook, place sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Using an immersion blender, blend the sauce until the peppers are fully incorporated and the sauce is smooth.

  • 6.

    Prepare Plates Line up the hamburger buns on plates. When the burgers are cooked, place onto the hamburger buns, top with the creamy peppadew sauce and any of your other favorite burger toppings. Enjoy!

  • 7.

    Wash Dishes Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe created by Meijer Chefs

Nourishment Notes


Chicken is a high-quality protein source, with every ounce having about 9 grams of protein! This is important because protein needs may be higher when undergoing cancer treatment.

Whole Wheat Bread

Whole wheat bread contains insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps to draw water and bulk within the intestines, making it beneficial for relieving constipation.

Fatigue Buster

  • Topping Alternatives

    Instead of making the creamy peppadew sauce, top with jarred roasted red peppers or a creamy tzatziki sauce.

  • Garlic

    Purchase pre-minced garlic.

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