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Paleo Chicken Taco Burger

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Paleo Chicken Taco Burger
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Paleo Chicken Taco Burger

A paleo-friendly favorite, these bunless burgers call for just a few fresh ingredients and cook up quick!

Ingredients

3
pounds ground chicken breast
1
packet Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
large jalapeño, deseeded and diced
1/2
cup fresh chopped cilantro
2
tablespoons coconut oil
2
ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
2
limes, freshly squeezed
3
scallions, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl, mix together chicken breast, taco seasoning, jalapeno and cilantro until well mixed. Form into patties.
  • 2 Melt coconut oil in a large skillet. Cook patties until cooked through. Remove from heat and cool slightly before serving.
  • 3 In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash together avocados, lime juice and chopped scallions. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm patties with guacamole.
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Spiked with cilantro and jalapeno, these burgers are served with lime guacamole that’s so good, you may never want a traditional burger again!

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

These paleo-friendly patties definitely break the protein routine.

When I came across this recipe for Paleo Jalapeno Chicken Burgers from Once a Month Meals, I nearly flipped my gourd. All of them. (Whatever my gourds are.)

This flavor combo is inspired. It’s so mouthwateringly perfect that I found myself printing out a photo of the recipe and pasting it in my kitchen just so I could look at it. If I couldn’t eat them, at least I could admire them like a work of edible art.

As a paleo eater for 3 years now, I know how easy it is to lose inspiration with food. The paleo menu can sometimes feel quite limited. There are eggs for breakfast, so many eggs. There are nuts and berries for lunch and grass-fed meat for dinner. And then we’re back at eggs again.

But paleo chicken taco burgers? This was so much lighter than a steak. So much spicier than a burger. So much better than a chicken breast. It was time to make this delish dinner. And since I’m allergic to any list with more than 4 ingredients on it, I decided to super simplify the original recipe and hack ‘em—turning them into Chicken Taco Burgers.

Here’s all you need to try these babies at home.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

The basic recipe calls for just four ingredients. Ground chicken (you may have to ask your grocery store butcher to turn chicken breasts into ground chicken if you can’t find it in the meat section), cilantro, jalapeno and a packet of Old El Paso™ spice mix makes quick work of this recipe by superboosting it with serious flavor.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

Grab a big bowl and add all of your ingredients to it.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

Don’t forget the OEP mix! That classic taco spice added to burgers is outrageously good.

Strictly paleo? No worries! I’ve included an organic DIY spice mix recipe if you want to mix your own.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

Now mix it all until well combined.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

Then form into patties. Go big. 4 to 5-inch patties will shrink by the time everything cooks, so load up that chicken and create some big ‘n purty burgers.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

Time to cook! Melt a little coconut oil in a skillet and cook your burgers over medium heat. To fully cook the center of the burgers, cover the skillet with a lid and turn the stove to medium-low heat. Five minutes of cooking should finish off any raw sections, but use an instant read thermometer to be sure.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

And now, for the finishing touch: homemade green onion guacamole. Just mash together ripe avocadoes, diced green onions and a little lime juice. Then apply salt and pepper until your face is happy, and pop that guac on your plate with the finished burgers.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

While I was finishing up this recipe, I was suddenly flanked by three hungry humans.

“That smells so good!”

“That looks so good!”

“Can we eat that now?!”

Turns out, I’m not the only one who thinks this recipe is irresistible. Even cavekids are down with paleo when it includes chicken burgers, jalapeno and a big scoop of lime-kissed guacamole.

 

paleo chicken taco burger

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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Tips  

If following a strict paleo diet, omit the Old El Paso™ seasoning and add the following seasoning mixture instead: 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

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