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Chipotle Chicken Avocado Burger

Total time:

30 min

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

25 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
520 Calories
24 g Fat
7 g Fiber
410 mg Sodium
47 g Carbs
Chipotle Chicken Avocado Burger

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This burger hits all the right spots. It’s juicy, spicy, smoky, and sweet. Chipotle blueberry sauce takes the place of ketchup and mustard and adds antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and lutein. Slices of nutritious and beautiful avocados take this burger over the top! You can enjoy this burger knowing that you are also getting some nutrition with an excellent source of Vitamin B6 (50% DV), Vitamin K (40% DV), Potassium (35% DV) and Vitamin C (20% DV), along with good source of Vitamin B12 (15% DV), Magnesium (15% DV) and Calcium (10% DV).

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Chipotle Blueberry Sauce Ingredients
2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 chipotle in adobo (minced), or more to taste
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
Chipotle Chicken Burger Ingredients
1 1/3 lbs. ground chicken
1/2 chipotle in adobo, minced, or more to taste
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 ripe, medium Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
4 whole wheat buns
4 Lettuce leaves
4 thinly sliced red onions (optional)

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add sauce ingredients to a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until boiling; lower heat and cook for 15 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking or burning.
  3. Mix ground chicken with chipotle, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika and form patties.
  4. Heat olive oil in an oven-proof skillet (preferably cast iron). Cook patties on one side for two minutes, flip and cook on the other side for two minutes. Slide the pan into the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until the center of the patties reach 165 degrees F.
  5. Top each bun base with lettuce, burger, Chipotle Blueberry Sauce, optional onions and avocado slices.

Serving Suggestion: Serve on whole grain bun with lettuce and thinly sliced red onion. To cut down on carbs and sodium, wrap in a butter lettuce leaf.

Beverage Pairing: Hard Cider or Blueberry Lambic (fruit beet).

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 520
Total Fat 24 g (Sat 5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 3.5 g, Mono 12 g)
Cholesterol 130 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Potassium 1140 mg
Total Carbohydrates 47 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugar 26 g
Protein 34 g

Vitamin A 411 IU; Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 108 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 46 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.24 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 10%; Iron 15 %

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

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About the author

Sabrina Modelle is the author and photographer behind the popular blog, The Tomato Tart. Her recipes and photographs have been featured on The Huffington Post, The Discovery Channel’s Green Wine Guide, The Jerusalem Post, and in The Green Market Baking Book (Sterling Press, 2010). Sabrina has been a web designer, usability expert, and brand consultant since 1994 and has worked with clients from Pepsi and Pet Smart to The ACLU and ASPCA. When she’s not working or instagraming, Sabrina can be usually be found at her home in the redwoods with her nose in a cookbook and a dog in her lap.

Sabrina is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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