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Chicken Burger:

½ pound ground chicken

1 egg

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

¼ cup breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking spray


  1. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Separate into two chicken burgers (4 ounces each)
  2. Spray a skillet with cooking oil and heat it over medium heat. 
  3. When hot, add the patties
  4. Cook on each side until browned and the inside reads 160℉ on a meat thermometer

Makes 2 servings

Exchanges: 4 protein, 1 starch


¼ cup Medium Fresh Cut Salsa from Aldi

½ cup diced pineapple

1 tablespoon diced jalapeno

Makes 2 servings

Exchanges: 0.5 fruit (the rest is “free”)

Pictured: Chicken burger patty served on a homemade garlic knot topped with mozzarella cheese and pineapple jalapeno salsa. Browned pineapple slices on the side. 

Customize it!

  • Make your own fresh cut salsa out of tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, and cider vinegar
  • Sub cajun seasoning for italian
  • Use ground turkey instead of ground chicken

Add 1 ounce of mozzarella cheese (+1 protein, +1 fat)

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