Open-Faced Chicken Avocado Burgers Recipe
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Open-Faced Chicken Avocado Burgers Recipe

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A creamy avocado spread and thick slices of fresh mozzarella and tomato dress up these chicken burgers. They're wonderful with buttered boiled potatoes or a salad. —Lisa Hundley, Aberdeen, North Carolina
Recommended: 52 Date Night Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 slices
  • 4 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 cups fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 723 calories, 55g fat (17g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 849mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Chill until serving. For burgers, in a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, pesto, garlic and salt. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook burgers in 2 tablespoons oil for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Top with cheese; cover and cook 1 minute longer.
  3. Meanwhile, brush bread with remaining oil; place on a baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until toasted.
  4. Spread each slice of toast with 2 tablespoons avocado spread (refrigerate remaining spread for another use). Top with arugula, a burger and sliced tomato. Sprinkle with basil and pepper. Yield: 4 servings plus 1/4 cup leftover spread.
Originally published as Open-Faced Chicken Avocado Burgers in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p53

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Aidenmaddiemom User ID: 7694521 130006
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"This was such a delicious variation on the typical burger! The burgers were moist and flavors were delicious. I used regular buns and serve open faced."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 109625
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"While my family really liked these (even my picky child), I think next time I'll use ground turkey and just serve on a regular bun. The flavors that go into the burgers themselves are great!!!! I'm still on the fence about the avocado sauce. Regardless, it was a great variation on burgers!!!!"

swinny User ID: 1858482 190623
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013


heatherjoreed User ID: 6985146 120257
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I always read reviews but have never entered my own but after having these tonight I had to let you know that these were INCREDIBLE! They made a permanent spot in the cook book!"

Wildflour User ID: 630742 192246
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013


BeckyLynn65 User ID: 5389796 178962
Reviewed May. 4, 2012

"My whole family loved this!!! The only thing I did different was I used fat free mayo and sour cream plus I omitted the salt. Will be making this again and again!!"

jeshaagsma User ID: 6269558 192245
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"This recipe is great! All I had was ground pork, and they turned out wonderfully! I love the avocado sauce and used the leftovers for sandwiches and even as a holandaise sauce substitute on an open faced egg sandwich...soo yummy!"

Starfire5 User ID: 3321692 129959
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"OMG! I made these last night and they were fabulous! Amazing taste!"

larkendra User ID: 2967673 211821
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"My 4 and 1 year old ate these."

jillio55 User ID: 3478504 120256
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"This is soooo good! It has become one of my favorites to make."

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