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  • Colleen Clesen

Cilantro Lime Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

I was feeling the need for a light summer-time meal to spice up dinner on a dreary winter day where it was already dark by 4:30 pm here in Illinois. These cilantro lime burgers are dairy-free, gluten-free, and grain-free. They go great with a side of cilantro lime rice or cauliflower rice and creamy guacamole on top! I ate mine bunless, but my husband enjoyed his with a brioche bun which paired great with the flavors!


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb of ground chicken

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped

  • 1 lime juiced

  • 2 tbs olive oil or coconut oil

  • 2 TBS almond flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 2 roasted garlic cloves (or minced garlic)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and heat 2 tbs of oil in a cast-iron skillet pan on low heat.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the chicken, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic, and almond flour. Mix gently with your hands.

  3. Form meat into 4 burger patties. If the mixture is sticky you can add some oil to your hands to help roll and flatten them out.

  4. Once the skillet is nice and hot you can turn it up to medium heat and add your burgers. Cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side and then place the burgers in the cast iron skillet in the oven to finish cooking through for another 5-10 minutes.

  5. You can serve these burgers with cilantro lime rice. Just take your favorite rice and add butter, 1-2 tbs of chopped cilantro, and 1/2 the juice of a lime! And don't forget to top your burgers with the guacamole, recipe included below. :)

HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE

• 2 avocados

• half of a red onion, peeled and finely diced

• 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

• grated lemon/lime peel

• fresh cilantro (optional)

•1/2 teaspoon of sriracha

• salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste


INSTRUCTIONS

· Mash all ingredients together in a bowl to desired consistency. Store covered in plastic wrap with the avocado pit in the dish to keep from browning as much as possible. If it does brown, simply stir it up, it’s perfectly fine to use.



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