Chili Lime Chicken Burgers

The last day of Grill Week has arrived. :(  For the 7th and final recipe, I decided to do another burger, this time with chicken.  I usually stick with beef burgers, so this was a little outside of the norm for me.  I was pleased with this tasty and guilt-free meal!  It’s a flavorful burger topped with guacamole (my favorite).  I served it with a side of Quiona Salad to complete my summertime meal.

Chili Lime Chicken Burgers                   Print Recipe Here

From: Iowa Girl Eats
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1lb ground chicken
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 lime, cut in half
4 slices pepper jack cheese
4 buns, toasted

For the guacamole:
1 avocado
garlic powder
salt & pepper

Directions

1. Combine chicken, green onions, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and juice of half a lime in a large bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined, then form into 4 patties and spray each side generously with non-stick spray.

2. Heat a large grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Grill burgers for 3-4 minutes a side, or until cooked all the way through. Place a slice of cheese on top of each burger, then cover with a large pot lid, and allow to melt for about a minute. Remove burgers to a plate, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Place each burger on a toasted thin bun, then top with guacamole.

3. For the guacamole: Mash all ingredients together with a potato masher or fork.

Add the ground chicken, green onions, red bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, and lime juice.

Mix the meat and form 4 patties. Place on foil and spray each side of the patties with cooking spray.

Place on the hot grill. I used foil because the burgers are so lean, I didn’t want them to fall through the grates.

While the burgers are cooking, place your avocado, garlic powder, and s&p in a bowl.

Do the mash!

Cook the burgers for about 4 minutes. When they are about done, add your cheese. I used Colby Jack because we had a bunch of it.

Place on your toasted bun and slather on the guac.

Enjoy!

I hope you all enjoyed Grill Week!  If I have another week filled with recipes, what would you like to see?  Breakfast, cake, cookies, anything else….?

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