Grill/Barbecue

Southwestern Chicken Burger

May 13, 2011
Author Notes

Say goodbye to your preconceived notion of a chicken burger. These burgers are super moist and incredibly flavorful. I like to grill them, but they can also be cooked in a skillet with a little oil. Serve the burger with Chipotle Mayonnaise for another layer of intense flavor. I like to top the burgers with caramelized onion relish. My family loves these burgers, we eat them all the time.

Note: Ground turkey can also be used. —My Pantry Shelf

  • Makes 4 burgers
Ingredients
  • Southwestern Chicken Burger
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2/3 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 egg
  • 3 thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 chipotle chiles in adobo, minced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • zest of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Southwestern Chicken Burger
  2. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Form mixture into 4 equal-sized patties. Cover and chill for 20 minutes to 4 hours.
  3. Heat grill on medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grates. Grill burgers on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. Grill buns until toasted.
  4. Serve burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise.
  1. Chipotle Mayonnaise
  2. Mix all ingredients. Season to taste with salt. If you prefer a perfectly smooth mayo, process in the blender. Can be made one day in advance.
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The bounty of each season is worth celebrating! Most of the meals I cook for my hungry family of four are based on whatever is fresh and bountiful in our yard or what we can glean from the yards of our friends and neighbors. The seasonal food we have in surplus goes into the canning jars. Even busy families can find time for fresh, homemade foods.