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Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Tangy Slaw

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Broil: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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