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Big Juicy Apple Cheddar Burgers

These delicious chicken burgers are topped with whole berry cranberry sauce mixed with Dijon mustard. They are a nice change from the usual mustard, relish and ketchup.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min


¼ cup parsley, fresh, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 apple, medium, grated
1 lb chicken, ground, lean
¼ cup breadcrumbs
¼ tsp thyme, dried
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
8 lettuce leaves
¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
⅓ cup cranberry sauce, whole berry, canned
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
8 hamburger rolls, whole wheat

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Mince fresh parsley and garlic and grate the apple with the skin on. Combine with ground chicken, bread crumbs, dried thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl using clean hands. Divide into four equal parts and shape into round neat patties.

  2. Spray BBQ grill with vegetable oil cooking spray and preheat on medium heat. Grill burgers with the lid closed – about 10 minutes per side. Burgers are done until a thermometer inserted into the centre of the burger reads 165ºF (74ºC).

  3. Top with shredded cheddar being careful that it doesn't fall off burger. Cook a few minutes more until cheese melts.

  4. Split and toast buns on grill.

  5. Mix cranberry sauce and mustard in small bowl.

  6. To serve, top toasted bun bottoms with 2 lettuce leaves, a grilled chicken burger, cranberry mustard and the other bun piece. Open wide!

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Protein29 g
Fat23 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Carbohydrate39 g
Fibre3 g
Cholesterol100 mg
Sodium26 mg
Per serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A8
Vitamin C20
Vitamin B6n/A
Vitamin B128