Chicken and Apple Burgers

Chicken and Apple Burgers

  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 14 min
  • Total: 54 min
  • Serving: Makes 4-6 servings

After a trip to the local orchard, use the fresh apples and cider to make these delicious and low-fat fall-inspired burgers.  


  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2-1/4 pounds chicken thighs
  • 2 large green apples, peeled
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a small saucepan bring the cider to a boil and cook until it reduces to 3 tablespoons of syrup
  2. Remove the bones and skin from the chicken thighs; reserve the skin.
  3. Using a food processor, process the chicken with the dried apples. Remove the mixture and place into a large bowl. Add the syrup, salt, pepper, sage, thyme, cinnamon and ginger.
  4. Using your hands, mix the chicken mixture until well blended and then form into patties.
  5. In a medium-sized sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the patties and cook for 6-7 minutes on each side or until medium-brown.

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