Pinterest strikes again! That’s where I first saw this recipe for Jalapeno Chicken Burgers. The original recipe called for the burgers to be served with guacamole and salsa.
And while I’m on the subject, why is Pinterest such a female thing? Ladies love the Pinterest, but dudes just don’t seem to get it. Which is okay. It’s like our special No Boys Allowed area. But still.
(Also, while I’m off topic, I totally just stopped in the middle of writing this to share this pic of a young Marlon Brando on the Twitter. Just to give you a glimpse into my process.)
Burgers! Back to the burgers!
As per usual, I didn’t have all the ingredients to make the recipe above. That plus a hatred of of all things avocado led me in a different direction – green chiles instead of jalapenos, and sour cream with more chiles and cumin instead of guacamole. Yum.
The food processor mixed everything, then I just scooped the mixture out onto a hot griddle. Instead of store bought ground chicken, I used 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts. Super low in fat, but the chiles and onion keep the burgers moist while adding flavor.
The chiles that didn’t make it into the burgers went into the sour cream. Cool sour cream that’s slightly spicy and smoky from the cumin? Yes, please.
Green Chile Chicken Burgers with Cumin Sour Cream
Adapted from this recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 medium sized onion
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
2 tablespoons olive oil
5-6 slices Monterey Jack or other favorite cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Burger buns or rolls
Place the chicken breasts into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the onion and half the can of green chiles. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Pulse a few times until mixture is well combined. Form the mixture into patties – I get 5-6 smallish burgers from this recipe. If you like yours larger (hehehe) form into 4 patties. Larger patties will require a few extra minutes of cooking time.
Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Drizzle the olive oil onto the pan. When the oil is hot, add the patties. Cook about 5 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook another 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pan and add a slice of cheese to each burger and let melt.
Meanwhile, place the sour cream, garlic powder, cumin, and the rest of the can of green chiles into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
To serve, plop a burger onto a bun and top with the sour cream. Lettuce, tomato, and raw onion would also be good on these.