Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Queso & Guac Grilled Chicken Burgers

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Queso & Guac Grilled Chicken Burgers

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching!
These Queso and Guac Grilled Chicken Burgers need to be on your menu.

This post is in partnership with Wholly Guacamole.

Queso & Guac Grilled Chicken Burgers...the best party burger!  Juicy, cast iron skillet chicken burgers, topped with creamy queso and guacamole.

Beyond the major holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas and all of their delicious foods, the food that surrounds May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, are some of my absolute favorites.

Now, I'm not of Mexican descent, nor does my family celebrate it much beyond the food {you can read all about the history here}, but I've never been one to turn down a celebration.

Especially when it involves tacos and salsa and marjaritas.

My three ultimate loves.

Queso & Guac Grilled Chicken Burgers...the best party burger!  Juicy, cast iron skillet chicken burgers, topped with creamy queso and guacamole. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

When Wholly Guacamole contacted me asking for some recipe development, I yelled "yes, yes, yes!" into my computer screen.  

Over the past few years I have grown a BIG TIME LOVE for guacamole.  You see I did not grow up eating avocados or guacamole, it just wasn't in our meal rotation.  They weren't as popular here in the Midwest {ahem, a harsher weather system that doesn't grow them}, but we've seen a growing trend in the last five years and now they are all rage.

No matter where you live.

Including right here in landlocked Iowa.

Queso & Guac Grilled Chicken Burgers...the best party burger!  Juicy, cast iron skillet chicken burgers, topped with creamy queso and guacamole. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Once the weather starts warming up {which has finally happened, thank the Lord} I dream of all things barbecue and my #1 food group.

Dips.

Or anything that resembles anything that can remotely be placed on anything and enter your mouth without a utensil.

Make sense?

Enter in these burgers and it's glorious topper.....Wholly Guacamole {plus a little queso for good measure}.  Beyond the guacamole I wanted to create a chicken burger, filled with spices that was juicy and just dying to be the star of any Cinco de Mayo grill out.

Queso & Guac Grilled Chicken Burgers...the best party burger!  Juicy, cast iron skillet chicken burgers, topped with creamy queso and guacamole. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Wholly Guacamole makes great-tasting guac using REAL ingredients and hand-scooped Hass avocados and contains no preservatives.

The first bite I took {let's be honest, it was a spoonful right into my mouth}, my eyes rolled back into my head and the husband asked what was wrong with me.  Now, I do make a killer homemade guac, but golly there's is SO GOOD.

So good.

And so easy.  Wholly Guacamole makes enjoying guacamole easy, convenient and hassle-free with its easy, peel-and-serve trays.  Plus, who doesn't hate the worry of actually finding a good avocado?  Too brown, too green, it can be hard to time those darn things right.


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Queso & Guac Grilled Chicken Burgers

The perfect fiesta burger is here! Loaded with green onion, cilantro, garlic and spices then topped with queso and guacamole. It will become your favorite.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 12 MINStotal time: 22 mins

ingredients


  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t. dried cilantro or 1/3 cup fresh
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1/2 t. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 T. diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup queso cheese sauce
  • 1 cup Wholly Guacamole Classic Guacamole
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oil

instructions


  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet to high heat.
  2. In a bowl combine the ground chicken, green onions, garlic, cheese, chipotle peppers  and spices.  Form this mixture into four patties.
  3. Pour the oil into the hot skillet.  Gently lay in the chicken burgers.  Turn the heat down to medium.  Cook for 4-5 minutes on the first side, then flip.  Lay a piece of tin foil over the cast iron skillet once you've flipped the burgers and tent in the steam.  Cook another 6-7 minutes.
  4. The burgers will be cooked through when the middle of the burger feels firm.  Turn down the heat and top with the queso cheese and guacamole.
  5. Serve warm on hamburger buns garnished with lettuce and tomato.

notes

These can also be grilled on an outdoor grill, just make sure to spray the grill with cooking spray before cooking as the ground chicken does have a tendancy to stick.
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