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Recipe || Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers

Today’s recipe is a bit of a spin on your traditional backyard burger: A cheddar jalapeno chicken burger topped with fresh salsa. Bringing a bit of New Mexico back to England!

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burger
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All the spicy filling! I could have eaten all 4 in one sitting.
For Burgers
1 1/2 pounds of finely chopped and shredded chicken
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons of chopped jalapenos
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
salt and pepper to taste
I don’t know why but I’ve always kept garlic in this little “boat” as Sam calls it.
Additional Ingredients:
Fresh salsa
recipe ingredients
The delicious beginnings of fresh salsa.
I’ve blogged about my favourite salsa and guacamole recipes before. You can read them here.
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Blerg. Uncooked chicken gives me the heebie-jeebies. 
Put the ground chicken in a bowl. With your hands gently work all the burger ingredients in, making sure everything is evenly incorporated. Remember you’re working with jalapenos so don’t touch your eyes! 
burgers beginning to come together
I know, it doesn’t look very appetising yet, does it?
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour to let the spices season the chicken.
Form everything into 4 1/2” thick patties. Grill them for approximately 6 minutes on each side. 
Sprinkle the buns with olive oil and lightly grill them. (A bit of crunchiness to the buns helps them hold up better to the salsa, avoiding soggy bun syndrome.) Top burgers with a hearty scoop of salsa and enjoy!
But a little while later, voila! This beauty comes together.
And I hope you link up this week and look out for it next Monday as well!
What are some of your favourite summer recipes?

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  • Noor

    Oh my , it’s truly mouthwatering .
    Noor @ Noor’s Place

  • That really did make my mouth water! Yum!
    It also looks easy peasy, so I am definitely going to give this a shot!

  • Omg I wish I had a grill. This looks so good!

  • Chelsee W

    Omgsh thank goodness it is lunch time..This looks amazing!

  • My mouth is watering from looking at this. I am definitely saving this recipe to try!

  • Haley

    Oh myyyy.. I love that I have started blogging again! I’m going to have so many new recipes to work with. That burger sounds stinkin’ in-cred-ible!!! Yum. When I do make it, I’ll try to remember to let you know how it turned out. (Baby brain lingers…..)

  • The Sunday Mode

    I was looking for a new recipe to try and oh man, this looks awesome!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode