Protein Packed ABC Chicken Burgers

  • Author: The Kithchen Whisperer

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  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1 scoop of Syntrax Nectar Apple Ecstasy Protein Powder
  • 8 slices thick bacon, cooked until crispy, divided (turkey, veggie or regular)
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion minced
  • 1 large red delicious apple, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup) *see note
  • 2 cups shredded smoked cheddar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 Tbl canola oil


  1. Chop up 4 slices of the cooked bacon into small pieces.
  2. In a bowl add in the ground chicken, chopped bacon, onion, apple, 1 cup cheddar, Dijon mustard, black pepper, salt and protein powder.
  3. Gently mix the ingredients just until combined. Don’t over mix as this will toughen the burger.
  4. Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium heat.
  5. Add in the canola oil.
  6. Divide the meat into 4 equal balls.
  7. Shape into 4 patties and indent one side (this prevents them from rounding up).
  8. Add the patties into the hot pan.
  9. Place the patties and do not move for 5-6 minutes. You may want to reduce the heat to medium low to prevent burning.
  10. Flip when the bottom has a caramelized brown crust.
  11. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  12. Top with the remaining cheese and cook for another 1-3 minutes (or until internal temperature is 155-160F) – it will continue to cook while it’s off the heat.
  13. Place on bun or lettuce wrap, top with remaining bacon.


Granny Smith Apples work beautifully in this recipe as well. It makes the burger have a more tart taste.

This recipe can easily be turned into meatballs, sliders, meatloaves, savory cupcakes, etc!

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