Chicken Fajita Burgers

Chicken Fajita Burgers

 

Taco Tuesday.

Who’s with me?

But don’t we get a little bored of the same over and over?

I do. 

Enter the Chicken Faijta Burger. Here’s the best thing: its affordable, delicious, and versatile. You can make it as is and serve it in buns (gluten-free or regular) with a big dollop of salsa and a ton of my  ‘mazing guacamole, or you can put it in a tortilla or crumble on top of a giant salad – how I usually roll.

Get the best ground chicken you can find for this – but don’t worry about whether it is breast of thigh. Chicken thigh might be a little fattier, but it is cheaper and it is flavourful. These burgers will be part of your weekly rotation – especially considering you can freeze them. Easy, and supper comes together quickly.  I often splash out and get the butcher to grind me some chicken breast – they won’t always do it, but when they do I buy extra!

Ingredients

    • 1 lb freshly ground chicken. 
    • 1/4 cup freshly minced cilantro and 1/4 cup finely diced red onion (Note: You can omit the onion if you or your kids hate onion. However, I am not sure  I want to know you)
    • 1 garlic clove, finely minced.
    • 2 tsp each chili powder, garlic power, cumin.
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • Zest from one lime. 
    • Sea salt to taste (put about 1/2 tsp in the patties, then sprinkle on top) 
    • Option: a couple of handfuls of  finely chopped spinach or arugula

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients together by hand in a large stainless steel bowl and form into four large patties, five medium patties or six small bite-sized patties. Spray non-stick frying pan with cooking spray and pan fry on medium-high for 5-7 minutes per side, flipping when golden, and cook same time on the other side. Freeze immediately if planning on using later in the week or serve in buns, on a salad or in tortillas with heaping spoonfuls of guacamole and pico de gallo, my favourite fresh salsa (for a quick pico dice 2 tomatoes, add juice from the tested lime, 2 tbsp finely diced red onion, 1 tsp cumin, fresh cilantro (minced) and sea salt to taste.

 

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