Southwestern Chicken Burger

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.
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Makes: 4 burgers


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


Southwestern Chicken Burger

  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Form mixture into 4 equal-sized patties. Cover and chill for 20 minutes to 4 hours.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise.

Chipotle Mayonnaise

  1. 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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fiveandspice May 16, 2011
I have never had good luck with chicken burgers, but this sounds very tasty.