Gluten free

    Gluten-Free Italian Chicken Burgers

    People will be queuing round the block for these yummy burgers at your next family barbecue!
    Preparation Time
    15 min
    Cooking Time
    10 min
    Cooling Time
    0
    Skill Level
    Medium
    Serving Size
    6

    Ingredients

    • 450 g lean ground chicken or turkey
    • 250 g Nestlé® GLUTEN FREE CORN FLAKES cereal, finely crushed
    • 50 ml vinaigrette
    • 75 g finely chopped onion
    • 0.5 tsp dried basil leaves (2 g)
    • 0.5 tsp salt (2 g)
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • Gluten free bread or burger buns
    • Mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato slices, if desired

    Instructions

    • Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix Burger ingredients. Shape mixture into 6 patties, about 1cm (1/2 inch) thick.
    • Place patties on grill over medium-high heat. Close grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads at least 75°C. Serve burgers on bread; top with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato slices.
    • Stovetop method: In 25.5cm (10-inch) skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil until hot; cook patties in oil 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until browned and meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 75°C.

             

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      How can I find foods made with whole grain?

      Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too.

      What’s the difference between a whole grain and a refined grain?

      A ‘whole’ grain has more nutrients than a ‘refined’ grain, because all parts of the grain are retained – kernel, bran, endosperm and germ – along with their fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. But most of the bran and germ are removed when producing refined grains. Whole grains therefore contain more nutrients than refined grains.

      What is gluten?

      The general name for proteins found in cereal grains such as wheat. It holds the food together, like a ‘glue’, and gives dough its elasticity.

      How much whole grain do I need to eat every day?

      Keep it simple: make grains the base of your diet and choose whole grains over refined grains wherever possible. U.S Dietary Guidelines recommend eating 3 servings (48g) a day. So, whenever you look for breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, rice or flour to cook at home, look for the word “whole”, ideally among the first ingredients in the list.

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