Chipotle Chicken Avocado Burgers

You know how I know you love avocados? Because you’re a human being and it’s impossible not to love avocados.

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Even better, these avocados are mixed with lean ground chicken, fragrant garlic, and smoky chipotle chilis in adobo sauce. Can I get a YASSSS?

But seriously, these burgers are so simple to make and they cook up beautifully on a cast iron grill pan or on a regular grill. We don’t use an outdoor grill because we live in an apartment complex with a janky grill that only lights on one side. They have literally pushed fixing that grill to the back burner, PUN INTENDED. But a grill pan works perfectly.

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This is one of my go-to recipes after a busy day because you just mix everything in one bowl and cook it for about 10 minutes. Then you’re done, BOOM.

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Chipotle Chicken Avocado Burgers

Prep time: 15 minutes  |  Cook time: 10-15 minutes  |  Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken
  • 1 avocado, diced small
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers, finely chopped + 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce
  • Pepper jack cheese
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I use non-fat)
  • 4 good burger buns (you can also wrap these in lettuce if you prefer)

 

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix the ground chicken, avocado, garlic, 1 tsp. of adobo sauce, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties. Use a grill or a trusty cast iron grill pan (my favorite kitchen item), to grill these burgers until fully cooked, about 4-5 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, mix the finely chopped chipotle peppers, remaining adobo sauce, chopped cilantro, Greek yogurt and a bit more salt and pepper to taste.

Toast your buns in the oven, then top with the chicken patty, a slice of pepper jack cheese, sliced red onion and the chipotle yogurt sauce.

Serving suggestions:

I love to serve these with some oven fries and a pickle!

 

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