Chicken Cheddar and Guacamole Burgers Recipe -
Chicken Cheddar and Guacamole Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 23 mins

Chicken Cheddar and Guacamole Burgers

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"Looks and tastes great. With the price of beef nowadays I needed a healthier and a little cheaper way to get my burger fix. You could use ground turkey instead of chicken, I would think. And toasting the buns adds another layer of flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    23 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Mix ground chicken, 1/3 cup cilantro, Cheddar cheese, garlic, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; shape into 4 patties.
  3. Cook patties on grill until the bottom is browned, 3 to 4 minutes; flip the burgers and top with a slice of Cheddar cheese. Continue cooking until no longer pink in the center, 1 to 2 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Transfer burgers to a plate to rest until juices are reabsorbed into the meat, about 3 minutes.
  4. Put burgers onto split buns and top with guacamole and cilantro.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2014

This is gooooood, and I'm surprised! I hate, hate, hate dried out no flavor poultry burgers and admittedly really afraid of the end temp being 160 degrees... but determined to followed the directions exact since I planned to review ... baby!... The spices did the trick! I made them thick and in my cast iron to 160 mark. I can even say they came out almost juicy... I served the guac on the side and we enjoyed every bite with a side salad, felt healthy and satisfied! Try this one they are really good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2014

The fat from the shredded cheese in the ground chicken is what makes this super moist. I did not add the onion, although it calls for it, since it was not mentioned in the instructions, and I actually forgot about it. Next time I would cut back a bit on the cumin so it doesnt taste so much like taco meat. I did add some lime zest to the meat, which gave it an extra kick. Overall, it was ok, but 5 stars for the awesome idea to add shredded cheddar for moistness, even though you dont really taste the cheese in the meat.


26 Ratings

Mar 04, 2014

Awesome! I bought a 1 pound package of ground chicken, so I just used that instead of 1-1/2 pound, but kept everything else the same. I mixed these up the day before, formed them and put them into the fridge to allow the flavors to blend before cooking them tonight (this also firmed them up a bit). These had a great explosion of flavor that we all loved. I also used homemade guacamole, and hubby had salsa on his b/c he doesn't care for guac. These were a hit at dinner tonight...a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mar 25, 2015

I used this as a base and added and subtracted for what I had on hand and what we like. I used the cheese and some seasonings. Also added cooked bacon.

Sep 04, 2014

A hit with the entire family! As most reviewers, I used a 1lb package of ground chicken and got 4 nice, thick patties. Omitted the jalapeno since the kidlet was eating it, but added in some ancho chili powder instead. Not being a huge cumin fan, I'll reduce it a bit in the future. I did sprinkle in some garlic & onion powders as well as some ground pepper too. Next time, I'll be sure to buy another package of ground chicken...we polished off all 4 patties! It's the time of year they're roasting the Hatch chiles here in Colorado, so next time, there will a roasted chile on my burger! Loved everything about this burger; even grilling them in the rain!

Mar 30, 2014

Excellent. The whole family loved, including the picky kids. I excluded the jalapeños inside the burgers, and let those who wanted them add the peppers as a topping to their burger. I also cooked them in my grill pan instead of the outdoor grill. I will definitely make these again. Also, my grocer only sells the ground chicken in one pound increments, so I used two pounds of meat, and just eye-balled the cheese, onion and seasoning. I made 8 patties with the two pounds of meat.

Mar 17, 2014

These were great! I used ground turkey instead of chicken and they were very tasty. Super easy, full of flavor, and relatively healthy. We will definitely be making these again.

Jan 05, 2014

If one of the great chefs on this site could post a picture that would be fantastic.


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  • Calories
  • 523 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 52.1 g
  • 104%
  • Sodium
  • 811 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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