Chicken Fajita Cheeseburgers Recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients

For the chicken patties

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

For the fajita vegetables

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fajita seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings and assembly

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese
  • Guacamole (homemade or store-bought)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Other desired toppings (lettuce, tomato, etc.)

Instructions

1. Make the guacamole (if making homemade): In a bowl, mash together 2 ripe avocados, the juice of half a lime, 1 minced garlic clove, and salt to taste. Set aside.

2. Prepare the chicken patties: In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, fajita seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, and egg. Mix gently until just combined (do not overmix). Form into four equal-sized patties.

3. Cook the fajita vegetables: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onions. Season with fajita seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

4. Cook the chicken patties: In the same skillet, cook chicken patties over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). During the last minute of cooking, top each patty with a slice of cheese.

5. Toast the buns (optional): Lightly toast your hamburger buns if desired.

6. Assemble the burgers: On the bottom bun, place a chicken patty, a generous scoop of fajita vegetables, a dollop of guacamole, and any additional desired toppings. Add the top bun and enjoy!

Tips

Don’t overcook the chicken: The patties can dry out, so cook them just until they’re cooked through.

Spice it up: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a sliced jalapeño to the chicken mixture or vegetables for extra heat.

Get creative with toppings: Sliced avocado, pickled jalapenos, and fresh cilantro are all delicious additions.

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