Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

Now that it’s summer and we have a grill, I’m completely obsessed with outdoor cooking. My darling husband suggested this amazing twist on burgers the other day and I practically jumped at the thought of them. Burgers are something I seem to crave constantly… and topped with guacamole? Heaven.

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole on the grill

Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers with Guacamole
via what’s gaby cooking

1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (original recipe called for yellow, we used the red we had on hand)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

4 hamburger buns
sour cream
lettuce
red onion slices
guacamole [see additional recipe below]
salsa

Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill over medium heat.
Transfer the ground chicken to a medium bowl. Add in the onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, paprika, cheddar cheese, salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Using your hands, incorporate everything together. Make sure everything is evenly incorporated without over mixing the ground chicken. Form the mixture into four 1/2″ thick patties. Grill burgers over medium heat until cooked through, 5-7 minutes per side.
Serve each patty in a burger bun topped with guacamole, sour cream and salsa if desired.

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole
For simple homemade guacamole:

2 ripe avocados, diced
1/2 white onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus more to taste

Mash your avocado to desired consistency. I like mine pretty chunky and just use a fork.
Add the chopped onion, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper and mash some more.
Add half the chopped jalapeño and taste, add the rest to your desired level of hotness.
Squeeze a little extra lime on top to taste.

images via my iphone

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1 comment
  1. YUM! That looks delish! I definitely prefer homemade patties versus store bought ones.

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