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Burgers get a makeover with lean ground chicken, red peppers and lime and finished off with a simple and quick guacamole! The perfect, swim suit friendly BBQ dish!
So let’s play a game. Let’s see how many chicken burgers I can eat in the few weeks before the wedding.
If you have known me for a hot minute, you know I use to loathe burgers. You see me and beef never really got along and to this day, we still aren’t besties. Flavorless, dry hockey pucks. No. Thank. You.
But since then, I have come around. Chicken burgers FTW. Lean chicken breast mixed with flavorful goodies and seared on the grill to achieve ideal grill marks have been a staple in our diet for many weeks now.
As every food blogger has done, I fell in love with Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers and was determined to recreate them in my own kitchen. And all I can say is, I am blown away. Finely diced white onion provides the chicken moisture, while the red pepper, cilantro, garlic and lime give them a flavor boost.
And with flavors such as these, I couldn’t leave avocado out. The burgers were screaming for them. Truth. Simply mash avocado with salt, pepper and touch of cumin and you have an impromptu guac to marry perfectly with your burgers.
Feel free to load these puppies onto your favorite burger bun or eat with lettuce leaves, as we have done. Both are totally acceptable.
With our grill getting so much action lately, I have come to love Grate Chef grilling accessories! They are consumer-friendly products that are designed for the everyday backyard griller. Perfect for a girl that is learning her way with grills. Products such as the stainless steel wipes, fire starter and non-stick grill wipes work on all types of grills and the only ones on the market like it. They are all easy to use and make grilling more fun rather than feeling like a chore. The non-stick grill wipes won me over. They not only clean, they also oil the grill. Simply, preheat the grill to medium heat, attach wipe to a wire grill brush and move up and down to clean and oil the grates. Once entire surface is cleaned, simple toss and grill away! (Check it out here: Grate Chef Grill Wipes Video Demo.)
The stainless steel wipes help remove dirt and grease, prevent fingerprints, polish & restore and preserve the finish. Talk about keeping things looking snazzy! Grate Chef Flare down might just help me not to be so afraid of the grill. It helps to tame the flare ups that are caused by grease drips. Scary flames no more! (Check it out here: Grate Chef Flare Down Video Demo.) And the fire starter is a life savor for chick that has not conquered the chimney concept yet…a convenient and easy way to ignite charcoal grills, outdoor fireplaces, campfires, indoor fireplaces and pellet stoves! I like easy. And you will too!
With Grate Chef products making grilling easier, I foresee A LOT of burgers in my future. Double win.
- 2 lbs lean ground chicken
- ¼ cup finely diced white onion
- ¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
- ¼ cup finely diced cilantro
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Zest of 1 lime
- 2 avocados
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ pepper
- Lettuce or buns of choice, for serving
- Preheat grill.
- Mix ground chicken with onions, red pepper, cilantro, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Mix into 6 patties.
- Once grill is ready, add burgers and cook until seared on each side. About 5 minutes on each side.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, lightly mash avocado with salt, pepper and cumin. Do not mash all the way as you want some chunks to remain.
- When burgers are ready, place the guac on lettuce, then top with burgers and serve immediately.
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