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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.
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.
Strictly paleo? No worries! I’ve included an organic DIY spice mix recipe if you want to mix your own. For strict paleo diets, 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.
While I was finishing up this recipe, I was suddenly flanked by three hungry humans.
“That smells so good!”