Oh, how your heart and waistline will love you! This Pritikin Chicken Veggie Burger has just a half-gram of saturated fat. That’s one-tenth the amount of artery-clogging saturated fat in typical fast food fare like Carl’s Jr.’s Jalapeno Chicken Sandwich. And, with a Pritikin patty plus whole-wheat pita bread, your total calorie count is only about 330 calories. That’s half the calories of the Carl’s Jr. sandwich (670).
It’s hard to stay junior-sized going to Carl’s or other fast food joints. It’s as easy as can be with Pritikin cuisine.
Pritkin Longevity Center & Spa’s Chicken Veggie Burgers
1 pound free-range, skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (remove seeds if you want to take down the heat)
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon Pritikin All-Purpose Seasoning*
3 tablespoons ground whole-wheat pita bread (optional)
* Make your own Pritikin All-Purpose Seasoning by blending granulated onion, granulated garlic, salt-free lemon pepper, and paprika.
In a food processor, chop chicken until ground.
In a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, sauté onions, celery, and carrots until translucent, about 3 minutes. Let cool.
In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, sautéed vegetables, and Pritikin All-Purpose Seasoning. Mix until fully incorporated. If desired, mix in breadcrumbs.
4. Mold chicken/veggie mixture into 8 4-ounce patties.
5. On a hot nonstick skillet or grill, sear patties on each side to your desired doneness.