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      Good Housekeeping Recipe

      If you’re looking for plain, straightforward burgers, we’ve got them. We also have suggestions to jazz them up to please a variety of cravings, so pick your favorite flavor family — teriyaki, barbecue, or herb.

      Basic Burgers
      1 pound(s) ground chicken breasts
      1 medium carrot, grated (1/2 cup)
      2 green onions, minced
      1 clove(s) garlic, crushed with garlic press
      4 hamburger buns, warmed
      Sliced cucumber, lettuce leaves, and green onion (optional)
      DIRECTIONSPrepare Basic Burgers: In medium bowl, with hand, mix ground chicken, carrot, green onions, and garlic until evenly combined.
      On waxed paper, shape chicken mixture into four 3 1/2-inch round patties (mixture will be very soft and moist).
      Place patties on grill over medium heat and cook about 12 minutes or until juices run clear when center of burger is pierced with tip of knife, turning over once. (If you have a grill with widely spaced grates, you may want to place burgers on a perforated grill topper to keep them intact.)
      Place burgers on warmed buns. Serve with cucumber slices, lettuce leaves, and green onions if you like.

      Each serving: About 275 calories, 30 g protein, 24 g carbohydrate, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 72 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium.

      Teriyaki Burgers: Prepare and cook Basic Burgers as above, but in step 1, add 2 tablespoons soy sauce; 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar; 2 teaspoons grated, peeled fresh ginger; and 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil to ground chicken mixture. (Prepare burger mixture just before cooking to prevent ginger from changing texture of meat.)

      Each serving: About 305 calories, 31 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 8 g total fat (2 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 72 mg cholesterol, 940 mg sodium.

      Barbecue Burgers: Prepare and cook Basic Burgers as above, but in step 1, add 2 tablespoons chili sauce, 1 tablespoon light (mild) molasses, 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper sauce,* 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to ground chicken mixture.

      *Cayenne pepper sauce is a milder variety of hot pepper sauce that adds tang and flavor, not only heat.

      Each serving: About 295 calories, 31 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 72 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium.

      Herb Burgers: Prepare and cook Basic Burgers as above but in step 1, add 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill, 1 tablespoon dried mint, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) to ground chicken mixture.

      Each serving: About 280 calories, 31 g protein, 25 g carbohydrate, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 72 mg cholesterol, 605 mg sodium.

      Serves 4

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