smoky poblano & guacamole chicken burgers.

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smoky poblano & guacamole chicken burgers

I feel like I saw this a lot but.. WOW.  This recipe though.  You HAVE to try it asap.  I roasted poblano peppers and used them as a topping on this burger.  I also incorporated them into the guacamole – amazing.  I have no words.

Recipe: (makes about 6 burgers)

  • 2 packs ground chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose seasoning
  • salt & pepper
  • micro greens or sprouts
  • hamburger buns or butter lettuce
  • guacamole
    • 2 ripe avocados
    • Juice from 1 lime
    • 1/4 red onion
    • 1/2 clove garlic
    • salt & pepper to taste
    • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1 roasted poblano pepper
  • 4 roasted poblano peppers
    • Place peppers on a baking sheet.
    • Set the oven to broil.
    • Place the oven rack as close to the heat as you can.
    • Place peppers in the oven for about 8-10 minutes until the skin on the peppers become charred and cracked.
    • Remove peppers and flip them.
    • Repeat with the other side.
    • Once peppers are charred on both sides, place them in a small pot and cover with the lid.
    • Let peppers steam for about 20 minutes.
    • Carefully remove skin and seeds from the peppers and slice as you wish.IMG_9599

Instructions:

  1. Add ground chicken to a large bowl.
  2. Add all-purpose seasoning, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  3. Mix until incorporated.
  4. Heat a large iron skillet (or regular pan – I just love the char of the iron skillet!) on medium-high heat.
  5. Add some olive oil to the pan.
  6. Form burgers about the size of your bun, about 1 inch thick.
  7. Place 3 burgers in the pan at a time.
  8. Cook until golden brown on one side (about 3 minutes), then flip and let cook on the other side for another 3 minutes.
  9. Add about 2 Tablespoons of water and cover.
  10. Let steam for about 2-3 minutes and remove from pan.
  11. Repeat with your second batch.
  12. Make your guac!  Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth – super easy!
  13. Toast your buns.
  14. Once burgers are done, assemble them!
  15. Add your burger (on a bun or lettuce), 1/2 poblano pepper, guacamole, micro greens! BOOM!

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