Chicken Cheddar and Guacamole Burgers


Looks and tastes great. With the price of beef nowadays I needed a healthier and a little cheaper way to get my burger fix. You could use ground turkey instead of chicken, I would think. And toasting the buns adds another layer of flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
23 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 ½ pounds ground chicken

  • ½ cup minced yellow onion

  • cup minced fresh cilantro

  • cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • ½ lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese

  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • ¼ cup guacamole, or to taste

  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Mix ground chicken, 1/3 cup cilantro, Cheddar cheese, garlic, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; shape into 4 patties.

  3. Cook patties on grill until the bottom is browned, 3 to 4 minutes; flip the burgers and top with a slice of Cheddar cheese. Continue cooking until no longer pink in the center, 1 to 2 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Transfer burgers to a plate to rest until juices are reabsorbed into the meat, about 3 minutes.

  4. Put burgers onto split buns and top with guacamole and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

523 Calories
22g Fat
28g Carbs
52g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 523
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 811mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 52g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 370mg 28%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 580mg 12%

* 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.