Recipe: Chicken Guacamole Burgers

Recipe: Chicken Guacamole Burgers

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Marge Perry
Jul 2, 2015
(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

This is unimaginably better than a burger merely topped with guacamole. In this love child of a burger and guacamole, the guac is mixed right in with the ground chicken, making its presence felt in every bite.

(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

Serve the burgers with shredded lettuce for a little crunch, a thin slice of ripe summer tomato, and a little smear of canola mayonnaise on the roll. Want to take it to the next level? Gild the lily by topping the burger with extra avocado slices.

Tester's Notes

The creative and fun part of this burger is that instead of just putting guacamole on top of your burgers, it's mixed right in there! I loved how the chunks of rich avocado almost melted into the meat, and the zing of lime juice really helped balance everything out. A perfect condiment for this burger would be some chunky pico de gallo salsa.

- Christine, July 2015

Chicken Guacamole Burgers

Serves 4

For the burgers:
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 medium avocado, ripe, cut in 1/2-inch dice
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 pound lean ground chicken
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

To serve:
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 golden potato hamburger buns, toasted
Shredded lettuce
Thinly-sliced tomatoes
Canola mayonnaise

Gently combine the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, avocado, and lime juice in a large bowl. In a second bowl, combine the lime zest, egg, ground chicken, salt, and pepper until thoroughly mixed. Add the guacamole mixture and mix with a fork until just combined. Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties, working the mixture just enough so it holds together. (Avoid over-compacting the patties.)

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the burgers and cook until the bottom is well browned, about 5 minutes (when you slide a spatula under the burger, it should hold its shape). Flip the burgers over and cook another 4 to 5 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer stuck in the center registers 160°F. (The temperature will increase another 5 degrees before you eat the burger.) Serve on the toasted rolls.

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