Baja Baked Chicken Cheeseburgers

The flavors of Baja California are showcased in this baked chicken burger.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 chicken burgers


  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved, divided

  • 1 small red bell pepper, halved, divided

  • 1 small red onion, halved, divided

  • 2 pounds ground chicken

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 ½ teaspoons adobo seasoning (such as Goya®)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon Mexican seasoning mix (such as Goya® Sazonador Total)

  • 8 slices pepper Jack cheese

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 8 tablespoons Mexican-style sour cream, or to taste

  • 8 hamburger buns, split


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Slice 1/2 of the jalapeno pepper, 1/2 of the bell pepper, and 1/2 of the onion into rings for topping. Set aside.

  3. Combine ground chicken and cilantro in the bowl of a food processor; season with adobo seasoning, cumin, and Mexican seasoning. Add remaining peppers and onion. Pulse until mixture is combined. Shape into 8 burgers.

  4. Place burgers on a rimmed baking sheet lined with a drip tray.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Place 1 slice of pepper Jack cheese on top of each burger. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno slices on top.

  6. Spread Mexican sour cream onto each hamburger bun. Top with a chicken burger and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
18g Fat
27g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 422mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 526mg 11%

* 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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