Spicy Chicken Burgers


This is a healthy, spicy ground chicken burger topped with smashed avocado and a homemade coleslaw. It is the best burger you will ever have!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1 egg

  • 1 large avocado - halved, pitted, and peeled

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (8 ounce) container light sour cream

  • 1 ½ cups shredded cabbage

  • 4 whole wheat Kaiser rolls

  • 1 large tomato, sliced (Optional)


  1. Mix chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, cumin, minced garlic, and black pepper together in a small bowl.

  2. Sprinkle 3/4 of the chili powder mixture over ground chicken in a large bowl. Add egg; mix well and shape into 4 patties.

  3. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill patties until browned and juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  4. Mash avocado in a small bowl; season with garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  5. Mix remaining chili powder mixture, sour cream, and shredded cabbage together in a bowl to make coleslaw.

  6. Toast Kaiser rolls lightly on the grill. Place chicken patties on the buns. Top each patty with mashed avocado, a large scoop of coleslaw, and sliced tomato.

Cook's Note:

If coleslaw is too thick, add a splash of low-fat milk to thin it out.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

807 Calories
31g Fat
90g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 807
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 1945mg 85%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 26mg 131%
Calcium 280mg 22%
Iron 9mg 52%
Potassium 1212mg 26%

* 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.