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.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

523 calories; 21.9 g total fat; 143 mg cholesterol; 811 mg sodium. 27.6 g carbohydrates; 52.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2014
This is gooooood and I'm surprised! I hate hate hate dried out no flavor poultry burgers and admittedly really afraid of the end temp being 160 degrees... but determined to followed the directions exact since I planned to review... baby!... The spices did the trick! I made them thick and in my cast iron to 160 mark. I can even say they came out almost juicy... I served the guac on the side and we enjoyed every bite with a side salad felt healthy and satisfied! Try this one they are really good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2014
The fat from the shredded cheese in the ground chicken is what makes this super moist. I did not add the onion although it calls for it since it was not mentioned in the instructions and I actually forgot about it. Next time I would cut back a bit on the cumin so it doesnt taste so much like taco meat. I did add some lime zest to the meat which gave it an extra kick. Overall it was ok but 5 stars for the awesome idea to add shredded cheddar for moistness even though you dont really taste the cheese in the meat. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2014
This is gooooood and I'm surprised! I hate hate hate dried out no flavor poultry burgers and admittedly really afraid of the end temp being 160 degrees... but determined to followed the directions exact since I planned to review... baby!... The spices did the trick! I made them thick and in my cast iron to 160 mark. I can even say they came out almost juicy... I served the guac on the side and we enjoyed every bite with a side salad felt healthy and satisfied! Try this one they are really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2014
This is gooooood and I'm surprised! I hate hate hate dried out no flavor poultry burgers and admittedly really afraid of the end temp being 160 degrees... but determined to followed the directions exact since I planned to review... baby!... The spices did the trick! I made them thick and in my cast iron to 160 mark. I can even say they came out almost juicy... I served the guac on the side and we enjoyed every bite with a side salad felt healthy and satisfied! Try this one they are really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2014
Awesome! I bought a 1 pound package of ground chicken so I just used that instead of 1-1/2 pound but kept everything else the same. I mixed these up the day before formed them and put them into the fridge to allow the flavors to blend before cooking them tonight (this also firmed them up a bit). These had a great explosion of flavor that we all loved. I also used homemade guacamole and hubby had salsa on his b/c he doesn't care for guac. These were a hit at dinner tonight...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2016
I love this recipe! However when making it I added one egg. My father used to own a hamburger place where he used to create his own patties. He said the egg helps the meat not to break or crack during the time is being cooked on the saucepan. Thanks for your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2014
A hit with the entire family! As most reviewers I used a 1lb package of ground chicken and got 4 nice thick patties. Omitted the jalapeno since the kidlet was eating it but added in some ancho chili powder instead. Not being a huge cumin fan I'll reduce it a bit in the future. I did sprinkle in some garlic & onion powders as well as some ground pepper too. Next time I'll be sure to buy another package of ground chicken...we polished off all 4 patties! It's the time of year they're roasting the Hatch chiles here in Colorado so next time there will a roasted chile on my burger! Loved everything about this burger; even grilling them in the rain! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2015
I used this as a base and added and subtracted for what I had on hand and what we like. I used the cheese and some seasonings. Also added cooked bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2016
Followed the recipe almost exactly. Only Had 1lb ground chicken on hand and we left out the jalapeños. Grilled them on our stove top grill. They were absolutely fantastic. Already added into the monthly rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2016
You couldn't get burgers like these in a restaurant. These were hands down the best chicken burgers Ive had. Everyone loved them. The only thing I changed was I didn't use jalepeno because my mom doesn't like spicy I did not mix any cilantro in with the chicken just put some on top after they were done for those who didn't like it I used less then half the onion called for and I used regular salt instead of kosher. Everything else I followed exactly as the recipe said. Delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
Wow! These were fantastic! I made them in a skillet rather than on the grill and put the lid on partway through cooking. The flavors are amazing together. So good! We will make these frequently. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2015
No beef with this burger! Simply amazing! So moist and flavorful! I only used 1/2 a jalapeno pepper and the heat level was just right for us. The cooking time did take a little longer than specified just keep checking it with an instant read thermometer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2014
The fat from the shredded cheese in the ground chicken is what makes this super moist. I did not add the onion although it calls for it since it was not mentioned in the instructions and I actually forgot about it. Next time I would cut back a bit on the cumin so it doesnt taste so much like taco meat. I did add some lime zest to the meat which gave it an extra kick. Overall it was ok but 5 stars for the awesome idea to add shredded cheddar for moistness even though you dont really taste the cheese in the meat. Read More
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