Guacamole Chicken Burgers

I love guacamole and was really excited to make these chicken burgers.  So excited that even though the grocery store didn’t have any ripe avocados, I still had to try out this recipe.  The original, as featured on The Kitchn, includes a recipe for homemade guacamole, but I had to compromise and buy it already made.  I went with Sabra Classic Guacamole since it has minimal ingredients and is chunkier than other brands I like.  I used about half of the package.  I also still added the cilantro and topped the burgers with pepper jack cheese and red onion in addition to extra guacamole.  Serve on your favorite hamburger buns (I used sandwich thins), and be prepared to enjoy a yummy, juicy burger!

For the guacamole:
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 medium ripe avocado, chopped
1 teaspoon lime juice

For the burgers:
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 pound lean ground chicken
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pepper jack cheese
Red onion, sliced
4 hamburger buns

For the guacamole, combine the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, avocado, and lime juice in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine the lime zest, egg, ground chicken, salt, and pepper until thoroughly mixed. Add the guacamole and mix with a fork until just combined. Form into four patties, working the mixture just enough so it holds together.  Do not overwork.

IMG_8717Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the burgers and cook  for about 5 minutes on each side.  Each side should be well browned, and when you go to flip the burgers, they shouldn’t fall apart. Top with pepper jack cheese after flipping once.  Serve on rolls with extra guac and red onion.  Yum!!!

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