Friday, August 22, 2014

Chicken Fajita Burgers

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When my entire family went to the beach a few weeks ago, we decided that each individual family would pick a night to cook dinner so we didn't have to try to find reservations to accommodate all 13 of us every night. On my little family's night, I chose to make beef and chicken fajitas, guacamole and Mexican rice. The perfect set-up for a crowd. And it turned out perfectly.
When we got home I was still in a fajita mood since they turned out so great, but instead of making Chris endure the same meal two weeks in a row, I wanted to use the same ingredients in a new dish. I used the same seasonings, but mixed them in with ground chicken to make a burger patty. I topped the burger with my amazing guacamole and sautéed vegetables, and it was a huge hit. Perfect for these summer months, too. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

Makes 4 burgers

For the burgers:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Dash of paprika
  • Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
For the topping:
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced thin
  • Guacamole
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 sandwich buns
In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder, seasoned salt, cumin, chili powder, paprika, red pepper flakes and lime juice. Use your hands to combine. Pat into 4 equal sized patties.

Place the chicken patties on a hot grill over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Top with the cheese, turn off the grill, and close the lid to let the cheese melt. Remove to a plate.

While the burgers are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and allow to melt. Add the sliced peppers and onion to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until peppers and onions are tender, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the buns in a toaster and toast until light brown.

Top the buns with guacamole, burgers, and vegetables to serve.

Source: SK Original

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