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Smoked Cheddar Chicken Burger

Smoked Cheddar Chicken Burger


  • 1 1/3 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1 cup sliced California Ripe Olives
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 oz. smoked cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 4 thick slices red onion
  • 4 whole grain buns, sliced in half and lightly grilled
  • garnish mixed baby greens


Mix chicken with 1/2 cup California Ripe Olives, breadcrumbs, BBQ sauce and green onions until evenly combined. Form into 4 (1/3 pound) patties and grill over medium-high heat for 4-6 minutes. Flip burgers and cook for 4 more minutes, then sprinkle with remaining California Ripe Olives (www.calolive.org) and place slices of cheese on top of each. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted and burgers are cooked to desired doneness. While burgers are cooking, grill onion slices for 3-4 minutes on each side. Place one red onion slice on the bottom half of each bun. Top with burgers. Garnish with baby greens if desired and cover with bun. Serves 4. Serving Suggestion: Serve with additional BBQ sauce. Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories 480, Fat 19g, Cholesterol 105mg, Sodium 1120mg, Carbohydrate 42g, Protein 38g, Calories from fat 35% ABOUT CALIFORNIA RIPE OLIVES Whether you are looking for a healthier snack or a way to jazz up a favorite dish, California Ripe Olives are a great choice. With just 7 calories per large olive--and absolutely no cholesterol--they added color, flavor and texture to a meal. The family farmers who grow the olives in California's warm inland valleys encourage you to keep a can or two handy in the pantry, so you'll always be ready to O-live it up!