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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • BURGERS:
  • 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 burger equals 723 calories, 55 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 849 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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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."

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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!!!!"

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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"Delish!!!!!"

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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!"

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!"

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