Are you ready for Spring yet? I know many of my fellow bloggers have been dealing with some pretty crazy weather this winter. Not to rub it in, but here in Seattle, we’ve had an unusually mild winter. Last winter was an altogether different scene. Lots and lots of snow, and stranded, cranky people.
The weather doesn’t stop me when it comes to grilling burgers. I grill any time of the year, indoors and out on the patio. I love grilling. It puts me in a summer mood. Chicken burger recipes are my specialty. I love mixing in all kinds of seasonings, and adding lots of crazy toppings to see what I can come up with next.
This week I decided to use a Mexican theme, so I added some smoky cumin, chili seasoning and lime juice to the mix. Topped with a creamy avocado, I think this is one of my favorite burgers. You can’t go out and eat a burger for under 400 calories!
Happy, healthy cooking!
Mexican Chicken and Avocado Burger
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 medium egg white
¼ cup oatmeal
½ tablespoon chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tablespoon lime juice
red pepper, pinch
4 tablespoons light mayonnaise
4 tablespoons salsa
4 medium whole wheat buns
4 slices low fat cheddar cheese
1 cup cilantro, leaves, whole
1 small avocado, sliced
1. Combine ground chicken, oats, egg white, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, and red pepper. Divide into quarters and shape into burger patties.
2. Combine mayonnaise and salsa in a small bowl and set aside.
3. Grill burger for 4 – 5 minutes per side until chicken is cooked through. Take care not to over-cook as chicken can be dry.
4. Toast buns with with cheese until cheese melts.
5. Place chicken burger on buns and top with salsa, avocado and cilantro.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Chicken is a complete protein, with less saturated fat than beef. Much of the fat is in the skin, so it is best eaten without the skin, with chicken breasts being the leanest choice. Chicken provides 67% of your daily protein needs. It also has cancer protecting B vitamins, including Niacin and B6 for energy.
Avocado contains vitamin K, fiber, potassium, folate and vitamins B6 and C. Avocados contain a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, that could lower cholesterol. The potassium in avocados help lower blood pressure. The folate promotes heart health.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 24.33g
Total Carbs: 13.13g
Dietary Fiber: 15.43g
Weight Watchers Points 9
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Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.
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