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Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

My husband and I are down for anything with guacamole, so it's no wonder that we love these smoking-hot burgers! They're perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a backyard barbecue! —Gaby Dalkin, Los Angeles, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • Optional toppings: sliced red onion, lettuce leaves, salsa and sour cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 3/4-in. thick patties.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat 7-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Serve on buns with guacamole and additional toppings as desired.