Chicken and Avocado Burgers

Happy 150th Canada! Holiday weekends call for backyard barbecues! 

There is something about cooking on the bbq that gives me the warm fuzzies. I think it is because it brings back memories of summer vacation, warm weather and spending time with family. It may also be because food always tastes better when barbecued.

The only downfall to barbecuing is that I get sick of beef burgers quickly, and I am not a big beef eater to begin with. In my search for a burger alternative, I came across this Avocado Chicken burger recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats. This burger inspired me to make my own version with some tweaks to suit my palate. In my version I completely cut out the salt and reduced the feta, as I find the smaller amount of feta gives all the saltiness you need. I serve mine simply with some red pepper jelly, and a side of barbecued pineapple. This burger is so magical that I have also made variations without bread crumbs or feta for friends who have various food allergies and these still taste fantastic!

These burgers will steal the show at any Canada Day barbecue you attend this weekend! I hope you enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 7 burgers

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb ground chicken
  • 2 avocado
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 c. unsalted bread crumbs (NOTE: I have omitted these when I didn't have any on hand and the burgers still stuck together!)
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled and drained
  • 7 whole grain buns

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (excluding the buns) in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Once well combined, form mixture into burgers.
  3. Prepare barbecue for direct medium heat. 
  4. Grill burgers until they're well done (an internal temperature of 160F/71C), about 6 minutes per side. 
  5. Serve with your choice of garnish - I highly suggest barbecuing up some pineapple to go alongside!