Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Burgers

Prep: 15 mins.Cook: 15 mins.Total: 30 mins.
Servings: Serves 4


  • 1 lb. ground chicken (preferably dark meat/thigh) 
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 chipotle pepper, canned in adobo sauce, chopped (seeds removed for less heat if desired) 
  • 2 Tbsp. almond flour (may replace with oat flour or finely ground oats for nut-free) 
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup finely shredded Organic Valley Mild or Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Optional: Gluten-free buns, lettuce leaves, a bed of greens, sliced red onion or Quick Pickled Onions, tomatoes, avocado and/or mayo for topping and serving. 


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.*
  2. Place ground chicken, green onions, chipotle pepper, almond flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix with a large spoon or your hands to combine.
  3. Add shredded cheese and mix again to distribute cheese throughout.
  4. Divide chicken mixture into 4 portions and pat into patties about ½-inch thick. Wetting your hands with a little water will make this easier.
  5. When the grill is hot, cook burgers 5-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center or an instant-read thermometer reads 165℉. 
  6. Remove burgers from the grill, serve on buns, lettuce wraps, over a bed of greens, etc. with desired toppings.

*Burgers can also be cooked on the stove in a skillet or broiled in the oven. Cooking time will vary depending on the method used. Cook until no longer pink in the center or an instant-read thermometer reads 165℉. 


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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 4 ounces
  • Calories: 243
  • Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 534mg
  • Carbohydrate: 3g
  • (Fiber: 2g)
  • Protein: 33g


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Recipe By: Jessica Beacom

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