BBQ Chicken Sliders

Less calories and fat than your typical restaurant style cheeseburger sliders.

November 28, 2012

Serves: 6
Prep:  10min
Cook: 10min
Total: 20min

  • 1 sm red onion
  • 1 lb certified organic ground chicken
  • 1/2 C chopped cilantro + 6 sprigs
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 6 tbsp organic barbecue sauce
  • 2 whole wheat pitas
  • 6 thin slices smoked Gouda (3/4 oz total)




1. Chop one half of onion to measure 1/4 cup and slice remaining half.

2. Combine chopped onion, chicken, chopped cilantro, cumin, and 4 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce. Form into 6 equal (3" diameter) patties (mixture will be very wet).

3. Separate pitas and cut each half with 3" round cookie cutter to make 12 circles.

4. Heat lightly oiled grill to medium heat. Grill burgers 4 minutes, flip, and top with cheese. Grill until cooked through, about 5 minutes longer.

5. Serve each burger between pita rounds with sliced onion, cilantro sprigs, and 1 teaspoon of the remaining sauce.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories                  210.3 cal
Fat                          7.8 g
Saturated fat           2.5 g
Cholesterol             69.1 mg
Sodium                   386.3 mg
Carbohydrates       19.5 g
Total sugars            5.3 g
Dietary fiber            2.1 g
Protein                   16.4 g

Healthy Recipe Courtesy of Rodale Recipe Finder

Photo: Quentin Bacon