Green Chili Chicken Burgers Recipe -
Green Chili Chicken Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Green Chili Chicken Burgers

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"These burgers are a slightly spicy Southwestern style sandwich. I came up with the idea for these burgers one night when I was feeling really creative, and they were a huge hit with my family."

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. To make the guacamole, place the avocado, cilantro, sour cream, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a food processor and pulse until smooth..
  2. Mix chicken, canned chiles, jalapeno pepper, green onions, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a bowl. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill each patty 5 minutes per side, until well done. Move the patties to a cooler area of the grill to keep warm, and top each patty with a slice of Cheddar cheese. Lightly grill the buns while the cheese is melting.
  5. Spread the bottom of each bun with guacamole, and top with 1/4 cup of shredded lettuce and a grilled chicken burger. Spoon 1 tablespoon of salsa on each burger and top with the other half of the bun to serve.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 05, 2010

Excellent....I used half of a serrano pepper instead of the jalapeno and I also added 1 tsp. of cumin and 1 tsp. of chili powder to the meat mixture.....delicious! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2010

When I read the recipe it sounded great and I took the advice of another reviewer by adding bread crumbs. The burgers fell apart on the grill so I switched them to the oven, but they still did not stay together. The oregano was too strong also. I wont make this again.

Mar 22, 2010

Really good! I made a couple changes because I had some different things in the pantry and also because we like things real spicy! Guacamole: I added a few squeezes fresh lime (or lemon) and a lot of hot salsa, also 1/3 chopped onion and 7 or 8 slices of jalapeno. Burger: 2/3's onion instead of green onion 1/2 tsp chili powder 15 jalapeno slices 1 piece of bread put through food processor I didn't use the green chile's I also used smoked provolone cheese instead instead of cheddar. It was sooooo delicious! Great recipe! Oh ya, also, for the kids I just saved some of the ground chicken and bread crumbs and added some salt and pepper, chicken Worcestershire sauce and Parmesan cheese. I made them in tiny patties and my son said it was the best chicken nugget he ever had!

Aug 19, 2010

These were delish! I used ground turkey and added some cumin and chili powder and topped with pepper jack cheese. I was afraid they would be dry, but they turned out so good! I paired with sweet potato fries for a guilt-free burger & fries! Hubby said this definitely needs to go into permanent rotation!

May 04, 2009

These were so yummy! I felt like I was eating a gourmet specialty burger at a pricey restaurant. The only things I did differently were omitting the jalapeno (because I didn't have any) and I added a diced tomato to the guacamole before blending. I highly recommend this recipe!

Aug 19, 2010

Made this for a dinner with my girlfriends and it was a hit. Cut the oregano at least in half (and that was still too much in my opinion), and added about 1/2 tsp ground cumin. I used two avacados and added the juice from a lime to the guacamole, and made smaller patties and put on slider buns. Yummy! It's a 5-star for me with these additions.

Aug 04, 2009

This was awesome!!!! First time trying ground chicken and this recipe did not disappoint. Will become a regular at my house!!!

Apr 20, 2010

I can't resist making changes to recipes, but this turned out amazing. Used less oregano, salt and garlic. Added a bit of white pepper, green hot sauce and cumin. Left out the black pepper and jalepeno. Added about 6 crushed saltines and an egg. Fried them and served them on pita buns topped with salsa, sour cream, cilantro and sliced avocado. They were spicy and fresh flavoured. Will definitely make again.


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  • Calories
  • 497 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 38.7 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 1532 mg
  • 61%

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

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