Creating a gourmet burger at home is easier than you think. All you need to do is think outside the box and pick toppings that you would not normally expect. Rapini is a terrific and healthy topping that gives burgers a rustic Italian edge.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb ground chicken
1/2 lb rapini
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 clove garlic, minced
hot red chili pepper flakes, pinch
1/4 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
4 whole grain crusty rolls

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. Divide the meat into four equal portions and shape into patties. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken burgers in batches and sear them on both sides until fully cooked, about 15 minutes total or when meat thermometer registers 165°F (74°C). If this needs to be done in batches, keep the burgers warm in the oven preheated to 200°F (95°C).

  3. Meanwhile, add the chicken stock to a small pot or skillet and bring to a boil. Add the rapini, garlic, chili flakes and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes until tender. Drain and keep warm.

  4. Split the buns in half and divide the mustard between them. Top with a burger, braised rapini and remaining bun. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

Per 295 g serving Amount
Protein26 g
Fat25 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate24 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol85 mg
Sodium510 mg
Per 295 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin C20
Vitamin B611
Vitamin B123