Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

Let’s talk about one of the best meals I’ve made over the past couple of weeks.  These cheddar jalapeño chicken burgers with guacamole are freaking outstanding.  They take an oftentimes dry chicken burger to a completely different level, much like the effect of these barbeque chicken burgers except with cheddar (which bubbles and oozes out from the finished burger), jalapeño, ranch dressing and hello!  Guacamole!  You know, just a few of my always sought-after favorite ingredients.  I saw them fly through one of my Pinterest scroll-fests months ago and thank goodness for Courtney for bringing them back up to the top of my list recently!  I too foresee these burgers happening a heck of a lot this summer and once I perfect my whole wheat hamburger bun recipe, there will be no stopping me!

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 burgers

My homemade buns for these burgers turned out on the smaller side so we made 6 small burgers rather than 4 larger ones...and got to eat them two nights in a row. Score!

Ingredients

    For the burgers:
  • 1 ½ pounds ground chicken
  • ½ small onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed (to tone down the heat if desired), chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • For serving:
  • Burger buns
  • Your favorite guacamole
  • Ranch dressing or sour cream
  • Extra cheddar cheese (melt on the burgers before removing from them the grill)
  • Extra cilantro
  • Salsa (suggestions: roasted tomato & garlic or salsa verde)

Instructions

  1. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grates with vegetable oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.
  2. Add the chicken to a large bowl and toss in the onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, paprika, lime juice, cheddar, salt and pepper. With a fork, lightly stir the ingredients into the chicken until the mixture is well-blended. Shape the chicken mixture into four ½-inch patties.
  3. Grill the patties for 5 to 6 minutes per side. Allow to rest for a couple minutes before serving. Top the buns with guacamole and the burger with desired toppings.

Source

source: adapted from What's Gaby Cooking

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2013/06/cheddar-jalapeno-chicken-burgers-with-guacamole/

Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Cook Time: 10-12min
  • Yield: 4 burgers

Ingredients

For the burgers:
1 ½ pounds ground chicken
½ small onion, chopped (about ½ cup)
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed (to tone down the heat if desired), chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
Juice of ½ lime
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil

For serving:
Burger buns
Your favorite guacamole
Ranch dressing or sour cream
Extra cheddar cheese (melt on the burgers before removing from them the grill)
Extra cilantro
Salsa (suggestions: roasted tomato & garlic or salsa verde)

Instructions

  • 01

    Heat the grill to medium-high heat.  Oil the grates with vegetable oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.

  • 02

    Add the chicken to a large bowl and toss in the onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, paprika, lime juice, cheddar, salt and pepper.  With a fork, lightly stir the ingredients into the chicken until the mixture is well-blended.  Shape the chicken mixture into four ½-inch patties.

  • 03

    Grill the patties for 5 to 6 minutes per side.  Allow to rest for a couple minutes before serving.  Top the buns with guacamole and the burger with desired toppings.

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  • branny
    June 28, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Piled high and looking delicious! I’m not sure I could get my mouth around that bad boy.

  • annieseats
    June 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Like, a whole stream of expletives just came to mind with how badly I want one of these. Mmmm. They look amazing! Can’t wait to try them.

  • Aimee @ See Aimee Cook
    June 28, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Looks delicious!!

  • July 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    I cannot wait to try these! They look so amazing…

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    July 2, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    I absolutely must have these

  • Fran Holmstrom
    July 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Tara, there are almost no words to describe how good these burgers are! Thank you so much for posting them. My family and I absolutely loved them. Needless to say, I, too posted them. Again, thanks for the inspiration. I’ve made and posted several things from your site–and every one of them was a winner!

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