Chicken Tequila Burgers

These are fairly clean eating chicken burgers , originally found on Cara’s Cravings, with TONS of flavor! I find the little bit of alcohol in the recipe is ok and I still consider them clean eating especially when on the Clean Eating Hamburger Buns I also made. These burgers were easy to make. I mixed up the meat mixture ahead of time, baked the buns ahead of time and everything came together very quickly once we were ready to eat. I did top them with a bit of cheese and sautéed peppers. DELICIOUS! I also grilled mine in my grill pan and the were easy to flip!


2 cloves garlic, chopped
½-1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 chicken breasts (about 1 lb. total)
3-4 tbsp. cilantro
Zest of ½ a lime
1 oz. tequila
Dash of soy sauce
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
½ cup panko bread crumbs-I used whole wheat

For serving:
Burger buns
Sautéed bell pepper and onion

Preheat the broiler.  Line a baking sheet with foil and brush lightly with olive oil.  Combine the garlic, jalapeno, chicken breasts, cilantro and lime zest in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse several times until the chicken is uniformly ground.  Mix in the tequila, soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and panko.  Pulse a few more times until the ingredients are well blended.
Form the mixture into 4-5 patties and place them on the prepared baking sheet.  
Broil the burgers for about 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking to brown both sides.  Check for doneness before serving.  Serve on buns with sautéed bell pepper and onion, and lettuce as desired.


One Comment on “Chicken Tequila Burgers”

  1. Cara says:

    I’m glad you liked the burgers – it’s actually my recipe that Annie got from me. Would you mind citing? Thanks 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s