30 Minute Meal

Chili Lime Chicken Burger

Hello dear friends! I didn’t mean to leave you all hanging last week, so I hope you will excuse me! Joel had the whole week off of work and we took serious advantage of it! We got the bikes out of storage (meaning, our closet), fixed them up and attached Ladybug’s brand new seat to one and away we went! We did a ton of bike riding all week long, it was so nice being able to be outside, together, enjoying the nice weather and getting a bit of exercise in!

We also had a fantastic Easter weekend. Ladybug participated in her first ever Easter Egg Hunt and LOVED it! She had a ball finding eggs and we had to open each egg as we found it to see what was inside. We went to Easter lunch with some people from church and had a huge smorgasbord of food! We all did a good job of stuffing ourselves silly. (In case you were wondering I took Country Scalloped Corn Casserole and Summer Strawberry Cake!) 

These burgers are seriously delicious! Just a tiny touch of heat, zesty lime and cool guacamole! The recipe makes 4 servings, and since there are 3 of us one was left over (well, 1 and a half was left over – Ladybug doesn’t eat that much yet!) Joel and I were eyeing each other over our clean plates, so we had to split the last burger! We cooked ours on a cast iron grill pan, but I bet if you cooked them outside over a fire they would be even better!

Chili Lime Chicken Burger (Iowa Girl Eats)
Yields: 4 Servings

1 lb ground chicken
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped red  bell pepper
2 TBSP chopped cilantro
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 lime, cut in half
4 slices pepper-jack cheese
4 buns
1 avocado
garlic powder
salt and pepper

In a large bowl combine the chicken, green onions, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and the juice of half a lime.
Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and form patties.
Heat a large grill pan over medium high heat (or a GRILL!)
Grill the burgers for 3-4 minutes, flip, and grill for another 3-4 minutes on the other side, or until cooked through.
Place a slice of cheese on top of each burger.
Cover the grill pan with a large lid and allow the cheese to melt for 1 minute.
Remove the burgers to a plate, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
While the patties are resting, make your guacamole by mashing the avocado, garlic powder, and a touch of salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Place each burger patty on a bun and top with the guac!

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    April 10, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    OH, my kind of burger! I bet this would work great for meatballs too, right?

    love the idea of chili and lime…

    (and your daughter is soooo beautiful, look at that hair!)

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    shelley c.
    April 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Those look and sound amazingly delicious. Burgers are my favorite, and those look particularly outstanding. And ladybug looked ADORABLE at the egg hunt!!!

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    Megan @ Cooking Whims
    April 10, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    omg she is so stinkin' cuteeee!! As for the burgers, they sound amazing — I love the sound of combining lime + chicken!

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    April 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    We're both in a lime state of mind this month. OMG, those burgers are so fierce. My BF would love these as much as I would (he always tries to stick with the turkey or chicken burgers). The cross section photo is drool city! Having said that..thank you so much for your support and sweet thought about my Dad. Hopefully I can report some good news soon xoxo

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    April 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    OH..btw..Ainsly (Ainsley?) is so adorable! What a little beauty!

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    April 12, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    They look absolultely amazing. Anything in burger form makes me happy 🙂

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    April 13, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Your blog's new design is simply fabulous! I will be trying this recipe. Looks delicious and fairly healthy! Onto my menu it goes…

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