Jalapeño cheddar guacamole chicken burgers

August 7, 2013 § 1 Comment


Sophia is finally sleeping again during nap time and bed time. To say I’m relieved would be a vast understatement. I’m ecstatic!  The amount of time I have to myself again is so greatly appreciated, I’m starting to feel guilty about it. Shouldn’t I want her to be awake spending time with me?  Of course, I do have to hold her during eighty percent of nap time. Here’s the proof:


With her rediscovered love of sleep, I’ve made ice cream, pita bread, oat bread, installed furniture, and experimented with these burgers. Because Rakesh doesn’t eat beef, we typically have two types odd burgers–lamb rosemary burgers, and chicken scallion burgers. He’s a bit of a flavor fanatic and once he tries something he likes, he’s wary of changing it up. Lamb burgers are always lamb and rosemary, chicken burgers are always chicken and scallions.  But this was different. It has jalapeños and cheese inside. And my favorite guacamole slathered on this light as air brioche burger buns.

Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Burgers Adapted from Annie’s Eats

Makes 4 burgers

  • 500 grams ground chicken (I use light and dark meat)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs pickled jalapeno, minced (if using fresh, use one whole jalapeno, seeded)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Divide into four patties.  Cook over medium high heat 4-5 minutes per side.


  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs tomatoes, small dice
  • 2 Tbs yellow onion, small dice
  • 2 Tbs cilantro, minced
  • 1 green chili
  • Juice of 1 lime

Mash avocados lightly with a fork.  Stir in remaining ingredients until just combined, leaving chunks of avocado.  Season with salt and pepper.


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