Green Chili Chicken Burgers


These burgers are a slightly spicy Southwestern style sandwich. I came up with the idea for these burgers one night when I was feeling really creative, and they were a huge hit with my family.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound ground chicken breast

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers, drained

  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded if desired and finely diced

  • 3 green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese

  • 4 hamburger buns, split

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce

  • cup salsa


  1. To make the guacamole, place the avocado, cilantro, sour cream, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a food processor and pulse until smooth..

  2. Mix chicken, canned chiles, jalapeno pepper, green onions, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a bowl. Form the mixture into 4 patties.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.

  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill each patty 5 minutes per side, until well done. Move the patties to a cooler area of the grill to keep warm, and top each patty with a slice of Cheddar cheese. Lightly grill the buns while the cheese is melting.

  5. Spread the bottom of each bun with guacamole, and top with 1/4 cup of shredded lettuce and a grilled chicken burger. Spoon 1 tablespoon of salsa on each burger and top with the other half of the bun to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

497 Calories
24g Fat
33g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 1533mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 792mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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