One of my favourite burgers to make is a turkey burger with feta and arugula. So when I saw this recipe for chicken avocado burgers, I figured it would be a nice twist on the beefless burger we enjoy on a fairly regular basis.
Sometimes I put together my meal plans without thinking too much about what the people in my house would actually care to eat. Halfway through, I’d realize this, and all I could do is hope that my two-year-old and husband won’t stare at their plates like, “what the hell is this.”
Perfectly Formed Chicken Avocado Burgers
Can we talk for a second about how hard it is to mix chunks of avocado with ground chicken and keep the avocado intact? I mean, it’s not the hardest thing in the world, but I was hyper-aware of my mixing, and that was a weird place to be cooking in.
I was sceptical of how well the burgers were going to bind together since there were no eggs and very few bread crumbs, but I guess avocado makes excellent food glue. I was THRILLED TO PIECES when they not only held together but grilled up beautifully.
Once I flip my burgers, I like to add the cheese while the other side is cooking. That way, it gets all melty and gooey and marries with the patty, and you don’t get that weird burger-running-away-from-the-bread thing that sometimes happens when you don’t build it correctly.
Surprisingly, everyone ate the weird, green burger. Mr Husband even took the leftovers to work the next day (and apparently caught flack for it being “ewwwwwwww greeeeeeeeeeen”). I still prefer the turkey burger to this one, but I think I can improve on it to give it a little more punch. This recipe of chicken avocado burgers will probably be revisited down the line when I reach the end of the internet and have to start cooking things over again. We’ll cross that path when we get to it, though.
Chicken Avocado BurgersPrint Recipe
- 1 pound of ground chicken
- 1 large avocado, cut into chunks
- ½ cup of panko breadcrumbs
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Gently toss avocado, panko and garlic together. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add mixture to ground chicken carefully to avoid mashing the avocado.
- Form into four patties and grill until cooked through (165 degrees internal temperature), about 7 minutes per side.