Mediterranean Chicken and Chia Burgers

Mediterranean Chicken and Chia Burgers

Cook chicken thighs or use leftover chicken roast to create these great burgers with chia seeds:

"An easy recipe for chicken burgers with added superfoods, quinoa and chia, flavoured with basil and sun dried tomatoes"

Rainforest Foods recipe for chicken and chia burgers


Serves 4 / makes 8 burgers

  • 4 (about 240g) cooked chicken thighs or leftover roast chicken – skinned and boned
  • 100g quinoa -cooked as per packet instructions and well drained (250g cooked weight)
  • 1 large egg – beaten
  • 2 tbs Rainforest Foods Chia Seed
  • 1 tbs fresh basil – chopped
  • 1 tbs sun dried tomatoes – chopped
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbs light olive oil


  • Put the chicken into a food processor or chopper and whizz until shredded. Place in a bowl and add all the other ingredients apart from the flour and mix well. Add enough flour so the mixture will stick together and season to taste.
  • Divide the mixture into 8, and shape into round patties, each about 2cm thick, place on a plate cover with cling film and pop into the fridge for a few hours to firm up.
  • Fry over a medium in the olive oil for about five minutes each side until golden brown and hot all the way through.
  • Serve with salad, or in a burger bun.

Recipe and photography Helen Best-Shaw -

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