Chicken Fajita Burgers

I love a good chicken fajita recipe and this one does not disapopint! It’s a fun spin on two favorite dinners.
Chicken Fajita Burgers on the grill! Perfect for summer!

Do you want to hear the saddest thing ever?

Grab some tissues, because you’re sure to be sobbing in a minute.

We moved to Nebraska (gah, I know, you’re tired of hearing about this!) and the thing that I was most excited about for this move was the fact that there is a huge Hispanic community here which means lots of authentic Mexican food. Well. The only Mexican food I’ve eaten since moving here has been from Amgios (a fast food chain, but it’s actually quite yummy!) and Qdoba. Oh, and Carlos O’Kelly’s.

Chicken Fajita Burgers on the grill! Perfect for summer!

What is my problem? Why am I being such a loser? Why have I not eaten at every real Mexican joint in town?

I should be banned from Nebraska.

Anyway, even though I fail at eating out, I’ve been making tons of tex-mex food at home. Tons. We eat these fried tacos like there is no tomorrow.

Chicken Fajita Burgers on the grill! Perfect for summer!

So, since it’s summer and everyone wants to be out on the patio cooking on the grill, I decided to put a spin on some chicken fajitas. I turned ’em into burgers and holy moly, they are so good!

They remind me a bit of my Taco Sliders, which are always a total hit in this house.

I cooked my onions and peppers in my favorite cast iron skillet, but you could totally put these in a grill basket and not even mess with the stove. Just add the veggies to the basket and cook them on the grill right alongside the burgers.

I topped these with my favorite guacamole recipe, but sour cream or mayo would be just fine too!

Chicken Fajita Burgers on the grill! Perfect for summer!

Chicken Fajita Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 mins
Serves serves 4     adjust servings


Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Cholula hot sauce (or your favorite brand)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For topping

  • 2 bell peppers, your choice of colors
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • guacamole
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 sandwich buns
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, egg, bread crumbs, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt. Use your hands to combine. Pat into 4 equal sized patties.
  2. Place the chicken patties on a hot grill over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Top with the cheese, turn off the grill, and close the lid to let the cheese melt. Remove to a plate.
  3. While the burgers are cooking, heat a large skillet over high heat and melt the butter. Thinly slice the peppers and onions and add to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until peppers and onions are tender crisp and slightly browned, about 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat another skillet over medium heat and butter each bun. Toast the buns the buns until golden.
  5. Top the buns with guacamole, burgers, and vegetables to serve.

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Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 711kcal Calories from fat 361
% Daily Value
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 912mg 38%
Carbohydrate 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 37g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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