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Chicken Taco Burgers Recipe

Chicken Taco Burgers Recipe

This moist chicken burger offers a kick of southwest flavor. Top with avocado, jalapeno, salsa and cheese. Ole! Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • SOUTHWEST BURGER TOPPINGS:
  • 4 slices pepper Jack cheese
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Top with cheese; cover and grill 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with avocado, jalapeno and salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 468 calories, 26 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 952 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.