Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers

These Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers are perfect for summer and will bring a fun twist to your backyard grilling plans.  These ground chicken burgers are moist and flavorful and you really need no bun at all!

These Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers are perfect for summertime and they're moist and flavorful and you really need no bun at all

If you love avocado, you’ll love these avocado burgers!  They’re made with ground chicken, avocado, cilantro, green onion, your favorite salsa and Mexican seasoning, and they make the best chicken burger that’s perfect for summertime backyard barbecues.

These Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers are perfect for summertime and they're moist and flavorful and you really need no bun at all

I made these avocado burgers for the first time about a month ago, and I’ve made them a few times since.  I’ve made them fajita-style with grilled onions and bell pepper and red peppers over the top (which is awesome) and I made them with a little added corn and black beans to the burger mix (also delish).  I slathered them with guac and then with adobo mayo.  This is a really versatile recipe that you can have fun playing with and making it your own.  The added salsa in the mix is to keep these burgers from drying out.  It also adds a nice flavor.  

HEALTHY CHICKEN BURGER RECIPE

  •  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil for brushing grill
  •  1 pound ground chicken
  •  1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  •  1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  •  1/3 cup mild salsa
  •  1 avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
  •  1 green onion, finely minced
  •  1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  •  freshly ground black pepper and pinch of sea salt

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN BURGER

  1. Pre-heat grill. Brush grate with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, gently combine the ground chicken with salsa, spice mixture, avocado, onion and cilantro.
  3. Form into 4 equal size patties
  4. Place patties on grill. Cover and cook 4-5 minutes on each side.

These Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers are perfect for summertime and they're moist and flavorful and you really need no bun at all

WHY WE LOVE THIS CHICKEN BURGER

  • They’re super flavorful
  • They’re healthy and low-fat 
  • You don’t need a bun – serve with corn and a salad
  • They’re a fun change to plain ol burgers for the summer

 

VARIATIONS:

  • Serve this chicken burger fajita-style with grilled bell pepper, red pepper, onion and garlic (with or without a bun)
  • Forget the bun, serve these burgers with a salad instead 
  • Add jalapeno to the mix if you like more heat
  • Use hot salsa in the mix if you like more heat
  • Add corn and/or black beans to the mixture before grilling
  • Serve on buns with avocado mayo (see recipe below)
  • Serve with guacamole, corn on the cob or pico de gallo

These Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers are perfect for summertime and they're moist and flavorful and you really need no bun at all

HEALTHY DINNER RECIPES 

These Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers are perfect for summertime and they're moist and flavorful and you really need no bun at all

These Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers are perfect for summertime and they're moist and flavorful and you really need no bun at all
Yield: 4 servings

Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

These Mexican Avocado Chicken Burgers are perfect for summer and will bring a fun twist to your backyard grilling plans.  These burgers are moist and flavorful and need no bun at all!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil for brushing grill
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green onion, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper and pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat grill. Brush grate with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, gently combine the ground chicken with salsa, spice mixture, avocado, onion and cilantro.
  3. Form into 4 equal size patties
  4. Place patties on grill. Cover and cook 4-5 minutes on each side.

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