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Cranberry-Stuffed Chicken Burgers

Cranberry-Stuffed Chicken Burgers

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Grill 17 mins

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  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 pounds uncooked ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/8 teaspoon regular salt
  • 1 -2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 4 thin slices fresh mozzarella cheese or 4 slices regular mozzarella cheese
  • 4 Kaiser rolls or sesame hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. In a small saucepan, bring orange juice to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in cranberries. Let stand for 5 minutes. Drain cranberries, discarding orange juice.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, marjoram and salt. Shape chicken mixture into 8 1/2-inch-thick patties. (The mixture may be sticky. If necessary, wet hands to shape patties.)
  3. Place one-fourth of the cranberries and one-fourth of the Parmesan cheese on the center of each of 4 patties. Top with the remaining patties; press edges to seal.
  4. For a charcoal grill: Grill patties on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until no longer pink (165 degrees F)*, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill: Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on greased grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.) Top each burger with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Grill, uncovered, about 3 minutes more or until cheese begins to melt. Serve burgers on toasted rolls with lettuce leaves. Makes 4 burgers.


  • * The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A chicken patty cooked to 165 degrees F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

Nutrition Facts

(Cranberry-Stuffed Chicken Burgers)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Fat, total (g) 22, carb. (g) 47, chol. (mg) 161, fiber (g) 3, sodium (mg) 762, pro. (g) 42, cal. (kcal) 552

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