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Zest-up your dinner with this chicken chili burger recipe

Even if you’re rushed, do not skip the crema on this zesty burger.

Maya Visnyei

Even if you’re rushed, do not skip the crema on this zesty burger. 

Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Serves 4


• 1 clove garlic, minced really fine
• 1/2 red onion, minced fine
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 Tbsp chili powder
• Pinch of salt and pepper
• 1 egg, whisked
• 1 lb ground chicken
• 4 thin slices of cheddar
• 3/4 to 1 cup guacamole
 • Lettuce, tomato and whatever else you like on a burger
 • 4 buns

• 1 small (250 ml) container of sour cream
• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
• 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
• Pinch of salt and pepper


1.  In a bowl, stir together the Crema ingredients. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, garlic, onion, cumin, chili powder, egg, salt and pepper. Shape into patties.

2. Add a touch of oil to your pan and warm over medium heat. Put patties in and allow to cook on one side for about 5 minutes. Flip them and cook 2 or 3 minutes before placing the cheese on top. Cover pan to help the cheese melt. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is 165 F.

3. Toast the buns. Spread Crema on the bottom bun, add lettuce, burger, guac and top with the bun.

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