Since this week is National Burger Day, we bring you this fun recipe of Chicken Fajita Burgers with Chipotle Guacamole, a delicious twist to traditional burgers that you can make at home with a good Guacamole if you’re an avocado lover.
- 1 small dried chipotle pepper
- 1 avocado, pitted and mashed
- 1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1-pound ground chicken
- 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1 sweet onion, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 4 rolls or pita pockets
In a dry 10” signature skillet, heat the chipotle pepper over low heat until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool. Carefully seed the pepper and roughly chop. Place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, and pulse until finely ground.
Measure out 1 teaspoon of the chipotle powder and place in a small bowl. Add the avocado, shallot, garlic and lime juice, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
To prepare the burgers, in a large mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, egg, chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, onion powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cilantro. Add the ground chicken, and gently stir to combine. Form chicken mixture into four patties about 1/2-inch thick and set aside.
In a 10” skillet over, heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion. Saute until the onion is starting to brown and soften, about 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place on a plate. Add the bell peppers to the skillet. Saute until the peppers are starting to brown, another 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet and add to the onions. Turn heat down to medium-low.
Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan and add two of the patties to the skillet. Cook until browned on both sides are cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside on the plate. Repeat with the remaining two patties.
Toast the rolls or pita pockets. Serve the burgers on the buns and top with guacamole, onions and peppers.
We would love you to try this fun recipe and tell us what it was like in the comments section.
Have a great weekend!