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Chicken Caesar Burger on Flatbread

chicken caesar burger on flatbread

Lancaster General Health’s Food Service team created a healthy alternative to the all-American burger, along with pickled onions and Parmesan chips, and served it up to a receptive crowd at our Lebanon facility. Give it a try!

INGREDIENTS

Burger

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • ¼ cup lite Caesar dressing, mixed with ¼ C Greek nonfat plain yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Romaine lettuce, garnish

Parmesan crisps

  • ½ cup Parmesan, grated

Pickled onions

  • 1 med. red onion, cut into ¼” slices
  • ½-1 cup vinegar *
  • 2 teaspoon sweetener of choice (agave nectar, raw sugar, etc. If using artificial sweetener such as Splenda, reduce amount to ½ teaspoon)

*Any white vinegar can be used, such as plain vinegar, champagne vinegar, white balsamic vinegar or a white flavored vinegar.

INSTRUCTIONS

For burger: In a bowl combine chicken, Caesar dressing, yogurt, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties. Lightly coat a skillet with oil and heat to medium high. Add burger and cook for 5 mins. on first side, flip and cook another 2-3 mins. Remove from heat and let burger rest before serving (maintains juiciness of burger). Place burger on flatbread, top with pickled onion, parmesan crisp, lettuce and a dab of Caesar dressing.

For parmesan crisps: Preheat oven to 400°. Place 2 T of the Parmesan on a silicone baking sheet. Repeat process until all the Parmesan has been used. Make sure to space the crisps 1” apart. Bake for 3-4 mins. Remove from oven and let crisps cool before handling.

For pickled onions: Combine ½ C vinegar with sweetener, stirring until combined. Add onion and additional vinegar as needed until onion is fully submersed in the pickling liquid. Pickle onion at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. Discard pickling liquid after using.

Makes: 4 servings

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 260 calories; 13g total fat; 4g saturated fat; 286mg sodium; 7g carbohydrates; 27g protein; 0g fiber

Mediterranean Flatbread

Ingredients

  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Whisk baking powder, salt, flour in a large bowl. Add yogurt and honey, stir to combine (the yogurt’s acidity ensures a tender texture).
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until mostly smooth, about 1 min.
  3. Divide into 6 pieces, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 min.
  4. Working one at a time, roll out each piece into a round no more than ⅛” thick.
  5. Heat 1½ teaspoon oil in skillet over medium heat.
  6. Cook rounds of dough, one at a time, until underside is golden brown and flatbread begins to puff, about 2 mins.
  7. Flip until other side is golden brown, about 1 min longer. Repeat with remaining rounds of dough; let cool slightly.

Makes: 6 servings

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 212 calories; 5g total fat; 1g saturated fat; 524mg sodium; 32g carbohydrates; 8g protein; 1g fiber

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