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Chile Lime Ground Chicken Burgers with Fresh Guacamole

Chile Lime Ground Chicken Burger with Fresh Guacamole

It’s been a whirlwind of a week at the Bennett Camp.  Birthdays, end of school year projects, my PCC Cooks spring season of classes beginning tonight, a FoodPress Feature (I did the happy dance when I saw this one!), and a “live” demo taping on our regional public broadcasting station, KCTS Channel 9, to round out the week.  My “live” taping is tomorrow and I’m over the moon excited.

Not only do I live to watch Masterpiece Mystery, and the divine drama Downton Abbey, but I am completely in love with our local travel hero, Rick Steves, and his series on traveling Europe.  To top it off, I’m feeling so very honored to share the tv studio with my friend and one of my favorite Northwest Chef’s… Chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft Seattle .

In preparation for this fun and exciting “live” event, Ranger Craig thought he would impart some sage advice last evening.

“Babe, did you make notes about what you’d like to say during your demo?”  Most wife’s might be offended by this statement, but I just giggled.  Ranger Craig knows me well.  And he knows that often times things come flying out of my mouth.

I cannot tell you how many times we’ve been in social circles chatting and enjoying conversation and I’ve seen that little smile form at the corners of his mouth as he’s thinking to himself “I can’t believe she said that”.   Yes, I’m the chatty one.  And although I try my best to employ my charm school etiquette, sometimes my country girl roots “boot kick” right through.  🙂

Chile Lime Ground Chicken Burgers with Fresh Guacamole

I love this burger served with my handsome brother’s fresh guacamole, which I’ve included below.  Pair it with pepper jack cheese, fresh romaine, fresh tomatoes, some jalapeno and you’ll have a “boot kickin’ good time.  😉

Makes 4 large burgers or 6 small – medium burgers

Ingredients

1 lb Isernio’s ground chicken

1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 ¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1/3 cup finely diced green onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice

1/3  cup breadcrumbs or panko

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Your favorite Burger Buns

Directions

Mix together all the ingredients and then refrigerate for about 15-30 minutes.

Make 4-6 patties and either grill or pan fry.  These are much softer than ground beef burgers so if you grill them be sure to brush them with a little oil prior to grilling.

Serve with fresh guacamole, pepper jack cheese, roasted or pickled jalapeno, crisp romaine and summer tomatoes.

Tio’s Fresh Guacamole

3-4 ripe avocados,  mashed or diced

½ cup chopped white onion

¼ cup chopped cilantro

1 tomato, seeded and diced

1 teaspoon lime juice

1 serrano pepper, seeded and diced

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the ingredients together and keep it as smooth or course as you like.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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55 Comments

  • Reply
    Cara Olsen
    May 18, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Something just occurred to me. I think . . . I think tonight I shall be ordering a burger; one with avocado. This idea just came to me, no reason why I am craving this. Oh . . . perhaps because of the picture. 😉

    Congrats, Karista!!! How exciting! Will you be able to provide a link so we can watch you in action? I would LOVE to see it!

    “And although I try my best to employ my charm school etiquette, sometimes my country girl roots “boot kick” right through.” This is a woman I could spend time with, a woman I would love to shoot the shiitake mushrooms with. 😉

    Oh, yes. I receive the same sort of looks on occasion, but let’s be honest: these men of ours understood all too well who they were marrying, and I think they kick out of our loquacious manner.

    Have a fun weekend, my friend!

    ~ Cara

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      Karista
      May 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      I have a feeling if we lived near each we could do a lot of shooting shitakes and boot kickin! LOL! And yes, my man new exactly what he stepped into when we got married and I’d like to think I bring a lot of color to his life. 🙂 Hope you got that chicken burger! Hugs!!

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    frugalfeeding
    May 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    That looks delicious, Karista. I ought to do chicken burgers! It sounds great with guacamole too – I’ve never tried a burger with guacamole 😀

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      Karista
      May 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks Frugal! Actually I love guacamole so much I’d eat it with just about everything. But I do especially like it slathered on any kind of burger. 🙂 I think you’ll love it.

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        frugalfeeding
        May 20, 2012 at 2:14 am

        I think I will! I’ll have to do a new veggie burger to go with it! I like to eat guacamole with nothing but a spoon.

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          Karista
          May 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

          Haha! Yes! Please do Frugal! I’d love a new veggie burger recipe. Definitely one burger I’ve never quite perfected.

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    Just A Smidgen
    May 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Congratulations, Karista, on.. well.. everything!! Sounds like a few fun days are ahead!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Smidge! My busy week just ended and I have two lovely days off… catching up on laundry and chores. 🙁 But tonight, I’m lounging in my pj’s and mixing up a tasty cocktail. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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    a toast and tea
    May 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    That looks so good – I love fun twists on the classic burger!

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      Karista
      May 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you! It’s a great way to have a burger without the beef. Not that I don’t love beef, but sometimes I’m in the mood for something a little lighter. Happy Weekend!

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    The Sundress Chef
    May 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Congrats! I like the addition of chile flavors and lime to this chicken burger – looks fantastic!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks so much! It’s a keeper 🙂

  • Reply
    Tandy
    May 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Hope the filming was a super fun event! Yummy burger recipe, thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 7:56 am

      Thanks Tandy! The filming was a blast. I think that was the fastest I’ve ever cooked. 🙂 Have a delicious week!

  • Reply
    thecompletecookbook
    May 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    What a busy time.
    Lovely burger.
    🙂 Mandy

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Thanks Mandy! Yes a busy few weeks indeed! This morning however it’s a cup of coffee and reading my fave blogs which includes yours. 🙂

  • Reply
    girlinafoodfrenzy
    May 19, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Big congrats on your Foodpress feature Karista! It looked awesome and you should be thrilled! Burgers look fantastic, did you know I’m a sucker for guacamole 🙂

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      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Thank you! Im terribly addicted to a fresh guacamole myself. And I bet we will see you on FoodPress soon! 🙂

  • Reply
    Chica Andaluza
    May 19, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Never think to make chicken burgers..silly me! These sound amazing and love the guacamole 🙂

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 8:04 am

      Haha! There are times I want a burger, just not the heaviness of a beef burger. Ground chicken seems to fill the bill. And I often sub ground turkey for one of my clients as he prefers turkey over chicken. Oh and I think I could eat guacamole with most anything. 🙂

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    profiterolesandponytails
    May 20, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Congratulations on your FoodPress feature Karista. I didn’t know about FoodPress, so now I’ll be sure to check it out in my online travels.

    I find that I make the same dishes over and over again in the summer, so I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe. I think it would be a hit with kids and adults.

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      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Thank you! I too get into a summer recipe rut and I’m constantly looking for new ideas to keep dinner interesting and delicious. Both my girls love the chicken burger, and one of my clients likes this recipe with ground turkey instead. Have a delicious week!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks}
    May 20, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I so want to come to your house for dinner. (Like every night!) Everything you post I want to eat!!! I, too, don’t have much of a filter when it comes to saying things that may be deemed inappropriate. But whatever, take it or leave it, is my motto!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Haha! I like your motto Kelley! And you are always welcome for dinner at my house. 🙂

  • Reply
    spree
    May 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Now THERE’s a burger! I love the Mexican flair of this one! Sounds delicioso Karista!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Thanks Spree! It’s definitely a hit at my house and with a few of my clients. Happy Sunday!

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    Sammie
    May 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Oh wow! What a delightful burger! This has all of my favourite ingredients and it doesn’t seem too hard to make! mmmm!! When I saw guacamole my eyes instantly lit up! And beautiful photography!! Love it!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks Sammie! I’m a guacamole lover too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. I’ll head over and check out your blog too. Delicious wishes!

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    ArbitraryAmbrosia
    May 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Oh my- this burger looks absolutely delicious. Avocados always get me! And congrats on your demo. That is wonderful and exciting news!

    On a separate note, isn’t Downtown Abbey devine? My husband and I had marathon viewings every Sunday till we finished the series.

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      Karista
      May 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you! Taping the “live” segment was an absolute blast with the exception I cringe when I see myself on video. LOL!

      And yes! Downton Abbey is one of my fave new shows. My husband watches it with me as well. 🙂 And I’m hooked on Sherlock not to mention Inspector Lewis and a few other Masterpiece productions. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll head on over and check out your blog. Delicious Wishes!

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    bitsandbreadcrumbs
    May 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I love chicken burgers! I always make turkey burgers, which I love, but oh do these look great and especially with the guacamole. I think I may have to try these over the holiday next weekend, they would be perfect!

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      Karista
      May 21, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Thank you! I love the ground turkey as well. I think it makes the burger a bit moister if using the dark meat white meat mix. And I think I could eat guacamole on anything. 🙂

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        bitsandbreadcrumbs
        May 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        Guacamole does make everything better! 🙂 I really am making these next weekend…and the guac, too of course!

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    debbrunson
    May 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

    You’ve gotten me laughing so hard at your country girl roots ‘boot kickin’ right on through… 😀 I can relate with you there. Really hope the ‘live’ taping went well! Look forward to hearing a little about it?! And your burger/guac seems perfect for a sunny CO afternoon grill out… Thank you for the, as always, fantastic post 🙂

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      Karista
      May 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Haha! Thanks Deb! And so glad I could make you laugh. 🙂 I love to laugh. I was much more behaved and demure during the taping however, although a few little slips sneaked out. I hope to have a link up soon. Have a delicious week!

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    saffronandhoney
    May 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Yay Foodpress! They have very good taste 🙂 haha, and so excited about all the things you have going on – best of luck with the taping and the demo!

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      Karista
      May 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      🙂 Yes they do! Thanks so much and have a delicious day.

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    The Low Fat Chick
    May 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    So cool you had a demo taping! I hope it went well and this recipe look so tasty!

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 21, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you! It was a blast actually, although I have a hard time watching myself on video. 🙁 Haha!

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    Christine
    May 22, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind comment — especially since it’s lead me to your blog! I’m a new reader, but I can tell that you’ve got a lot of positive things going on in your life these days, so congrats! 😀

    Oh — and this chicken guacamole burger looks deliciously summery! I’ll have to make these for my family when the weather up in Canada gets BBQ-worthy. 🙂

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      Karista
      May 22, 2012 at 7:08 am

      You are so welcome Christine! I will be adding your beautiful blog to my blog roll. It’s truly impressive.:) and I know what you mean when you say BBQ worthy. I live in Seattle and often throw on the rain gear to use the grill. Haha!

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    peasepudding
    May 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Wow, how exciting! Honesty is the best way even if it does mean putting your foot in it, it can be quite endearing anyway ;0)

    • Reply
      Karista
      May 23, 2012 at 7:03 am

      Hahaha! Thank you! I like how you think 🙂 I thought it an absolute blast. I love our public stations here, lovely people to work with. Have a lovely week!

  • Reply
    chefconnie
    May 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

    What a great recipe with delicious combos. Chicken burgers need some flavor help and this recipe really achieves this!

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      Karista
      June 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks so much Chef Connie! Sorry for such a tardy response. I just saw your comment hanging out in my spam folder!

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    Karen
    May 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Such exciting things are happening and well deserved. Enjoy your wonderful but hectic life. Your chicken burgers sound terrific…I’m sure we will all be making these this summer on the grill.

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      Karista
      May 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you Karen! Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day 🙂

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    Shira
    May 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

    OMG Karista, I had a chuckly myself at your writing – I am also the chatty one – and have been known to utter most thoughts as they come to me un-edited. I’ve certainly gotten better as the years go n but I like to think it is a part of my charm too! 🙂 Good to know I am not the only one! these burgers look great and you sound busy and happy! Well done..enjoy! 🙂

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    Shira
    May 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

    OMG Karista, I had a chuckle myself at your writing – I am also the chatty one – and have been known to utter most thoughts as they come to me un-edited. I’ve certainly gotten better as the years go on but I like to think it is a part of my charm too! 🙂 Good to know I am not the only one! These burgers look great and you sound busy and happy! Well done..enjoy! 🙂

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    Savory Simple
    May 30, 2012 at 5:57 am

    What a great combination of flavors!

    • Reply
      Karista
      June 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you! Definitely a hit at the Bennett Camp. 🙂

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    jessica
    June 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Karista – this is a delicious idea! I’m making it this week!

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