Cilantro Chicken Burgers

Dinner

Cilantro Chicken Burgers 2

Just months after we bought our first home, we had a flood and had to move out for five months for renovations. To keep ourselves amused in our temporary apartment we entered a Cabot recipe contest. A very similar version of this chicken burger recipe using Spicy Pepper Jack cheese was a prize winner! Over the years, we’ve made this burger different ways, but this is what it has evolved into. The secret ingredient in these chicken burgers are the veggies. Anaheim pepper, shallot and cilantro incorporated within keep this lean chicken patty moist and flavorful.

Anaheim peppers are typically more mild than jalapeño peppers, but can vary in heat depending on where it was grown. While California-grown Anaheim peppers may be eight times less spicy than jalapeño, those grown in New Mexico can be just as spicy as jalapeño.

Cilantro Chicken Burgers

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  • 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Calories: 270

Nutrition

Serving Size
1 serving (170g)

Servings
4

Calories
270

Carbohydrates
6g

Total Fat
16g

Protein
28g

Sodium
250mg

Fiber
1g

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 bunch bunch cilantro, stems removed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Italian herbs
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste or fresh minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

Directions

  • Step 1

    Chop the Anaheim pepper and mince the shallot, combine and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Prepare the cilantro by removing leaves from the stems, discard stems and chop leaves. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Sauté shallot and chili over medium heat until tender.

  • Step 4

    Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip patties to cook on the second side for about 5 minutes.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the chicken mixture one day ahead and then form and cook the patties at the time of serving.

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