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Avocado Chicken Burgers

Make these Avocado Chicken Burgers for dinner tonight! They are flavorful, healthy, and lean and only take 30 minutes to prepare.

Avocado Chicken Burger on an English Muffin

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We have a LOT of ground chicken in our freezer right now. It was on sale at Shoprite, and I got really excited and bought too many packages. I couldn't help it - it was ground chicken breast (so it's very lean), not just ground chicken which has chicken skin and other fatty parts combined with the lean meat.

I have big plans for all this ground chicken - I'm going to make chicken kofta kebabs, ground chicken tacos, etc. We're going to be eating chicken for a while.

avocado chicken burgers

Last night I made avocado chicken burgers. They were super easy to put together, and very healthy. These burgers are made from lean chicken breast and avocado. Sure, we ate them on a bun, but it was a small English muffin, not a huge bun. These burgers were so flavorful that we didn't even need to put cheese on them.

Avocado Chicken Burgers on an English Muffin

As we were eating them Aldo said that he's really enjoying the burgers I've been making lately - these chicken burgers turned out great, and the turkey guacamole burgers I made recently were also really good.

So I hope you get a chance to try these avocado chicken burgers. If you do, please leave a comment below or show off your photo on instagram and tag me: @babaganoshblog.

avocado chicken burgers

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5 from 2 votes

Avocado Chicken Burgers

Make these Avocado Chicken Burgers for dinner tonight! They are flavorful, healthy, and lean and only take 30 minutes to prepare. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 burgers
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced or pressed
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper , or to taste
  • 1 avocado diced
  • Burger fixings, such as buns, lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. 
     
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet and cook the diced onion for 2 minutes, or until it turns translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute. Remove from heat.
     
    sauteed onion for avocado chicken burgers
  • Combine the ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, cooked onion and garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Gently fold in the avocado until well mixed.
     
    Avocado Chicken Burgers mixture
  • Form the chicken mixture into 6 burger patties. Wet your hands with cold water between patties to prevent the chicken from sticking to your hands.
     
  • Heat the rest of the olive oil in the same skillet, and add the burger patties. Brown the burgers on each side (about 2-3 minutes per side). Transfer the pan into the pre-heated oven. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the chicken burgers are fully cooked and the temperature inside is at least 165F.
    Remove from the oven, and allow the burger patties to cool while you assemble the burgers.
     
    avocado chicken burgers

Notes

If you don't have a large oven-safe skillet, just brown the chicken burgers in a large skillet and then transfer to a baking dish brushed with olive oil.
The nutrition facts estimated below are just for the chicken patties, not including the bun, cheese, ketchup, or other burger toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal (14%) | Carbohydrates: 10g (3%) | Protein: 26g (52%) | Fat: 16g (25%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (10%) | Cholesterol: 27mg (9%) | Sodium: 273mg (11%) | Potassium: 190mg (5%) | Fiber: 3g (12%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 90IU (2%) | Vitamin C: 3.6mg (4%) | Calcium: 26mg (3%) | Iron: 0.8mg (4%)

What other non-traditional burgers do you like? 

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Amanda (@lambsearshoney)

Saturday 18th of October 2014

Nice idea - I have some odd packages of chicken pieces languishing in the freezer. None of them is large enough to make a complete meal for the 4 of us, but minced up together they'd make some nice burgers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate

Saturday 18th of October 2014

Amanda, odd packages of chicken pieces are perfect for making minced meat (aka ground meat here in the US :) ) for some burgers, as long as you know that those pieces are in fact chicken.

Thanks for stopping by!

Erin @ Journey to Saving

Friday 17th of October 2014

These look delicious! I'm bookmarking it for future reference. I actually prefer turkey burgers to chicken burgers, but if one is on sale over the other, I'm not picky. I used to love shopping at Shop Rite. It's the one thing I miss from moving down south!

Kate

Saturday 18th of October 2014

Erin, turkey burgers are definitely more flavorful than chicken burgers, and I'm sure this would work with turkey too. Whatever you have on hand, or as you said, whatever is on sale!

It's funny that you say that about Shop Rite... I love that it has EVERYTHING, but our Shop Rite is so crowded that I dread shopping there, SO many people! So many shopping carts!

Kate

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

The avocado doesn't actually cook much, the texture stays about the same, so it was actually perfect for putting into a chicken burger. Let me know if you end up making this!

Yelena Weinstein

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

I would never think you can cook avocado... Looks good, I'll try.

Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

I've never bought ground chicken or turkey! I had a great idea of making buffalo chicken burgers for dinner one night, but just mentioning it I got a grossed out look from the husband. He isn't a team player when it comes to trying new things for dinner. I love avocado and would definitely devour this burger! Yum!

Kate

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Turkey burgers are awesome and easy to make, you should definitely get ground turkey sometime and give them a try.

Buffalo chicken burgers sound pretty good, actually, especially with some blue cheese... I can see it working!

Thanks for stopping by :)