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Poblano Pepper-Chicken Burgers

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 large poblano chili pepper seeded and diced. Leave seeds for extra spiciness, as desired
  • 4 whole grain burger buns buttered

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, egg, olive oil, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, lime juice, cilantro, and poblano pepper until thoroughly mixed.
  • Form into four patties. Place in fridge, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill or grill pan on high heat.
  • Grill each burger, untouched, for 3-4 minutes on the hottest part of the grill. Flip and cook through, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Place the burgers on a plate, loosely cover with foil to retain heat, and grill the buns until warmed through.
  • Serving suggestions: whole wheat buns, cheese slices, thinly sliced red onions and/or avocado slices.