Chicken & Pine Nut Mini Burgers

READY IN: 55mins


  • 1
    lb ground chicken thighs
  • 12
    teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
  • 14 - 12
    cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1
    garlic clove, grated or minced (your preference)
  • 14
    cup plain breadcrumbs (if you choose to use seasoned, omit the Italian seasoning)
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil (for cooking patties)


  • Place all of the above ingredients in a bowl and mix together very well. When I make these, I add 1-2 tablespoons of a vinaigrette style salad dressing to give it a little extra flavor. This is completely optional.
  • In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Once the olive oil begins to shimmer, it is time to cook the chicken patties.
  • Using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop (approx. 1 tbl in size), scoop rounds of the meat mixture into the skillet. Use a fork to slightly press them flat.
  • Cook the patties until well browned on one side and cooked about half way through.
  • Flip to the other side and repeat the previous step. Once the second side is browned and the patties are cooked completely through, patties are done.
  • Remove the patties to a paper-towel lined plate to drain, if necessary.
  • Eat and enjoy!