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Paleo Jalapeno Chicken Burgers

Fire up the grill and greet summer with our Paleo Jalapeño Chicken Burgers in hand! These flame kissed Whole30 compliant patties have just the right amount of kick and are absolutely irresistible, especially when paired with your favorite guacamole.
4 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Paleo Jalapeno Chicken Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds Ground Chicken
  • ⅔ cups dice Onion, White
  • ¼ cups chop Cilantro, Fresh
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • 2 teaspoons seed and dice Jalapeño
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • Parchment Papers
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 1 burger
  • 449 Calories
  • 22.8g Fat
  • 9.2g Carbs
  • 4.7g Fiber
  • 51g Protein
  • THM Meal Type- S
  • Zone Blocks: 7 Protein 7 Fat 1 Carbs

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Using clean hands, mix together ground chicken, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, ground cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
  2. Divide mixture and form into indicated number of patties.
  3. Grill over medium-high heat and flip when bottom side of burger no longer sticks to the grill grates, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Continue cooking until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Using clean hands, mix together ground chicken, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, ground cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
  2. Divide mixture and form into indicated number of patties.
  3. Alternate patties and squares of parchment/wax paper.
  4. Divide among indicated number of freezer bags, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Grill over medium-high heat and flip when bottom side of burger no longer sticks to the grill grates, 6-8 minutes.
  2. Continue cooking until cooked through, 6-8 minutes.

41 Comments

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  1. This is one of my favorite recipes! I happened to have some leftover roasted poblanos and onions that I threw in, that worked out great. This has become a healthy staple in our household. Thank you!

    1. It could be a little spicy but if you add a little apple cider vinegar that can help cut the heat. Or just lessen the amount used.

    1. No grill, no problem. You can certainly fry these in a skillet. I also have a handy dandy grill pan that I use stovetop.

  2. When using any hot peppers remember to remove all seeds before adding to recipes. Most of the :heat” is in those seeds.

  3. Made these tonight and they are now one of our favorites!! Would be an awesome recipe to make for company over too! Thank you!

  4. SO GOOD! This will be my new go to for Ckn Burgers! I used 2 lbs of ground chicken and it partied 7 BIG patties! Cooked them one the stove top- took a little longer about 7 to 8 mins each side. Also threw on a slice of cheese the last min. Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. LOVE these! We love spicy so add 1 extra jalepeno (no seeds). Does anyone know nutritional information? Calories, fat grams? Have to track mine for a little bit. Thanks!

      1. The calorie count on these burgers seems insanely high if ground chicken is really the only main ingredient. The other items are pretty much zero calories. if using ground chicken breast, 6 oz of ground chicken breast would only be 165 calories so these are 200 calories each at most. What am I missing?

    1. Ashley, to be really paleo I sometimes sandwich between two thick slices of sweet potato, but if you tend to lean towards just a gluten free option try these: http://againstthegraingourmet….. Cheese is not Paleo, but if you want the healthiest option, you could choose a raw milk cheese, from a grass fed animal.

  6. Was this recipe changed? I remember it being different and telling you how many burgers it should make. Also remember it making a lot more.

    1. Tricia- have you cooked this recipe on it’s own before or as part of a menu? If it’s been part of a menu then it would be automatically doubled, yielding a lot more burgers. For servings:
      You’ll see the servings,4, listed at the top of the page and at the bottom under nutrition facts you’ll see serving size is 1 burger.

  7. hi, do you think lettuce or tomatoes or pickles will taste nice with this as a whole burger? and what type of sauces would you recommend? I also understand if this is best eaten without sauce. thanks in advance

    1. That depends on your taste buds and if you’re eating Paleo or just like the recipe 🙂 let us know what you decide and how it tastes!

    1. It’s ground chicken and we recommend buying already ground. But if you’re grounding it yourself, it doesn’t matter. Happy cooking!

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