Lemon chicken burgers


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 servings
*PLUS Grilling Time: 12 minutes


  • 1/4 130-g log creamy herbed goat cheese, well chilled

  • 1 egg

  • 1 green onion

  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp lemon-and-pepper seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp hot red-chili flakes

  • 500 g lean ground chicken, or pork


  • Oil grill. Heat barbecue to medium. Cut cheese into 4 pieces. Roll into balls. In a large bowl, whisk egg. Thinly slice onion. Add to bowl with Dijon, lemon-and-pepper seasoning and chili flakes. Stir to mix. Crumble in chicken. Mix using your hands or a large wooden spoon until evenly distributed. Divide into 4 portions. Roll each into a ball. Using your finger, poke a hole in centre of each. Push 1 cheese ball into hole. Press meat mixture over to cover cheese. Flatten into burgers, about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick. Grill with lid closed until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Great on toasted whole wheat buns topped with salsa.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 202, Protein 24.3g, Carbohydrates 1g, Fat 10.6g, Fibre 0.2g, Sodium 151mg.

Lemon and chicken is one of our favourite combinations. We've tucked creamy goat cheese into the centre of each burger for a taste surprise.