Green Chile Chicken Burgers
makes 4 burgers
- 1 pound ground chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
- 8 oz. diced green chiles
- 2.5 ounces of monterey jack cheese, cut into tiny cubes + more for topping
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- juice of half a lime
Preheat your grill or heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. In a bowl, combine chicken, oil, salt, pepper, onion powder, cumin, garlic, cheese cubes and 1/2 a can of green chiles. Mix until just combined, then divide into four sections and form into four patties. Place on grill or skillet and cook on each side until golden and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Once you flip the burgers, add additional cheese on top to melt.
While the burgers are cooking, toast buns if desired and combine remaining green chiles in a bowl with honey, lime juice, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper (green chili sauce here adapted from bobby flay). When ready to serve, spoon green chiles on top of cheeseburgers and eat!
Note: if you use ground chicken (as opposed to ground chicken breast) you can omit the olive oil or use a bit less.