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Havarti & Fresh Dill Burgers

You’ve heard the expression “spring chicken” – well this is the ultimate Spring Chicken Burger smacking of fresh dill, capers and lemon zest coupled with light yet protein packed ground chicken. Satisfying but not heavy, this is the go-to-burger when you want a casual yet substantial speedy dinner.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min


1 lb ground chicken
1 cup Havarti cheese, grated
1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
½ cup dill, fresh, finely-chopped
½ cup red onion(s), chopped
½ cup green onion(s), chopped
¼ cup capers, finely-chopped
½ tsp salt
zest of one lemon
4 hamburger buns
½ cup sour cream, for garnish
1 tsp Dijon mustard, for garnish
tomato(es), sliced (for garnish)
cucumber, sliced (for garnish)

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. Place chicken in a wide dish. Spread out so it covers the widest area possible. Evenly sprinkle with the remaining burger ingredients.

  2. Stir with a fork or use your fingers to evenly distribute ingredients. Stir chicken as little as possible because working it toughens the burger. Divide in four, then form each into a burger about ½ inch (1 cm) thick. To avoid a bulging centre, use your thumb to gently press an indent in the centre of each.

  3. Coat a wide frying pan with oil or spray and place over medium heat. Add burgers and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes a side. Then decrease heat to medium-low. Cover and continue cooking 4 to 5 more minutes a side.

  4. Meanwhile stir sour cream with Dijon until blended. Serve burgers in warm buns topped with dollops of the Dijon-sour cream, sliced ripe tomatoes and thinly sliced cucumber.

Nutrition Info

Per 265 g serving Amount
Protein28 g
Fat26 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Carbohydrate27 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol110 mg
Sodium950 mg
Per 265 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A8
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B614
Vitamin B1211