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Chicken Avocado Burger

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Indulge in the flavors of our Chicken Avocado Burger, a perfect mix of juicy ground chicken, creamy smashed avocado, and zesty chipotle mayo. It’s a burger experience like no other, perfect for satisfying your cravings any day of the week.


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Chipotle Mayo and smashed avocado are the secret ingredient in this chicken burger recipe. 

The tangy chipotle mayo with a kick of lime juice adds a deliciously smoky and spicy kick all around.

And the creamy avocado smash stays on the burger, so it won’t be slipping on avocado slices or chunks.

The chipotle chicken burger patty is mixed with spices and fresh cilantro so every part is bursting with flavor.

And the best part is, with simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, you can whip up these burgers in no time.

It has never been easier to have homemade chicken avocado burgers that taste better than the ones you get at your favorite restaurant.


chicken burger mixture mixed up in bowl


What Ingredients Are in Chicken Avocado Burger?

  • Ground Chicken: Provides the base for the juicy burger patties.
  • Onion and Garlic: Add depth of flavor to the chicken mixture.
  • Smoked Paprika: Infuses a rich, smoky taste into the chicken chipotle burger patties.
  • Cilantro: Fresh herbaceous notes that complement the smashed avocado chicken burgers.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhance the overall seasoning of the burger patties.
  • Mayonnaise: Creates a creamy base for the chipotle mayo.
  • Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce: Adds smoky heat to the mayo.
  • Lime Juice: Provides a zesty tang to both the mayo and smashed avocado.
  • Jalapeño and Red Onion: Bring a spicy kick and crunch to the smashed avocado.
  • Ripe Avocado: Delivers a creamy texture, healthy fat, and rich flavor.


Ground Chicken, Onion, Garlic, Paprika, Cilantro, salt and pepper in a bowl, unmixed


How to Make Chicken Avocado Burger:

  1. Combine chicken burger ingredients in a large bowl; form into patties and refrigerate.
  2. Blend chipotle mayo ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate.
  3. Combine jalapeño, red onion, and lime juice. Mix in smashed avocado and cilantro.
  4. Grill chicken patties over medium heat until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  5. Place cooked patties on burger buns, top with smashed avocado, and spread chipotle mayo on the bun halves.
  6. Serve immediately.

Pro Tip: Be sure to refrigerate the patties before grilling to help them hold their shape.

This Marinated Asparagus makes a great side that you wont regret!

6 patties created and laid out on parchment paper


Can I Use Ground Turkey in a Chicken Avocado Burger?

Yes, you can use ground turkey instead of ground chicken in this Chicken Burger recipe.

They are both a healthier option than red meat burgers.

Turkey burgers will have a different flavor than chicken, but it goes great with the spicy mayo and smashed avocado too.


Burgers cooking in a skillet


Can I Make Chicken Avocado Burger Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can prepare everything for your chicken Avocado Burger ahead of time.

Make the chicken patties, chipotle mayo, and smashed avocado in advance, and store it in the fridge. 

When you are ready to serve your chicken and avocado burger, cook the burgers, assemble, and eat immediately for best flavor and texture.


Avocados, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice and cilantro in a bowl


How to Store Chicken Avocado Burger:

Store leftover cooked chicken avocado burger patties separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Store chipotle may and smashed avocado in their own containers in the fridge too.

Can You Freeze Chicken Avocado Burger?

Yes you can freeze this chicken avocado burger recipe!

I like to make a double batch and freeze them raw before cooking.

Freeze patties in a single layer, then transfer to a freezer bag once solid (about an hour).

Separate them with freezer paper to prevent sticking together.

The next time you want a chicken burger with avocado, you can thaw chicken burger patties in the refrigerator before cooking or cook on the grill straight from frozen.


mashed up avocado guacamole mixture


How Long Do Chicken Avocado Burgers Last?

Chicken Avocado Burgers can last for about an hour after completely assembled.

You can store cooked burgers, mayo, and avocado separately and they will last a week.

Just be sure to reheat the chicken burger before assembling and eating the leftovers.


mayonnaise, chipotle, adobo sauce, lime juice and cilantro in a bowl, unmixed.


What to Serve with Chicken Avocado Burger:

Serve your Chicken Avocado Burger with your favorite burger sides!

Try a side of Sweet Potato Fries Oven, your favorite chips, a crisp Beet Arugula Goat Cheese Salad, or refreshing Creamy Cucumbers for a satisfying meal.

Additional sides you’ll love Homemade Mac and Cheese, Mexican Black Beans, Potato Gratin Stacks and Zucchini Corn Salad

Are Chicken Avocado Burgers Healthy?

Yes, chicken avocado burgers are healthy.

With lean ground chicken, creamy avocado, and fresh vegetables, these burgers have a balanced mix of protein, healthy fats, and nutrients, making them a nutritious choice for any meal.

Pro Tip: To make your chicken guacamole burger even healthier, use your favorite burger bun made with whole wheat.


Buns laid open with chipotle mayo on top bun and patty with guacamole on bottom bun.


Are Chicken Avocado Burgers Gluten Free?

Yes, chicken avocado burgers are naturally gluten free!

Just be sure to serve it in a lettuce wrap or gluten-free bun.

Are Chicken Avocado Burgers Keto?

Yes, these chicken avocado burgers are a great option for people following a keto meal plan.

Just be sure to use keto friendly buns or a lettuce wrap.

Though by itself as an avocado chicken patty might be my favorite thing too.


side view of chicken burger with avocado on top, top bun missing


Additional Chicken Recipes You’ll Love…

These ground chicken burgers cook so much faster than grilled chicken breasts and are so delicious too! The next time you need a healthy dinner for an avocado lover, try this Chicken Avocado Burger recipe.


Chicken Burger

Chicken Burger

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Add a Tex-Mex flair to your next summer BBQ! This Chicken Burger is LOADED with flavor, grilled to perfection, piled high with smashed avocado and smothered in chipotle mayo...perfect recipe for the grilling season!


Chicken Burger

  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup onion, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Liberal grinding of salt and pepper

Chipotle mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Smashed avocado

  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons, red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 avocados, peeled and coarsely smashed
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped


Chicken Burger

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix together. Do not overmix!
  2. Create 6 patties, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to keep them from falling apart on the grill.
  3. Cook for 4-5 minutes each side.

Chipotle Mayo

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix to blend. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Smashed Avocado

  1. Combine jalapeño, red onion and lime juice; allow to sit for a couple minutes to soften the "bite" of the jalapeño and red onion.
  2. Add avocados to mixture; coarsely smash them into chunks.
  3. Stir in cilantro.

To assemble Avocado Chicken Burger

  1. Add cooked burger to bun
  2. Top chicken burger with smashed avocado.
  3. Spread chipotle mayo on the inside of the other half of the bun and place on top of the smashed avocado mixture.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2498Total Fat: 198gSaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 646mgSodium: 1255mgCarbohydrates: 44gSugar: 8gProtein: 154g
Originally Posted: May 24, 2016

Photos & Text Updated: April 26, 2024

Add a Tex-Mex flair to your next summer BBQ! This Chicken Burger is LOADED with flavor, grilled to perfection, piled high with smashed avocado and smothered in chipotle mayo...perfect recipe for the grilling season!

Add a Tex-Mex flair to your next summer BBQ! This Chicken Burger is LOADED with flavor, grilled to perfection, piled high with smashed avocado and smothered in chipotle mayo...perfect recipe for the grilling season!


Chicken Burger with smashed avocado and chipotle mayo


Monday 8th of July 2024

Your basic recipe is great! The guacamole mash has to have seasoning; garlic, salt, pepper. It needs a crunch element ; we added a slaw with cilantro dressing. We will certainly make this again! Thank you!


Thursday 2nd of May 2024

This is one of my favorites! The chicken is so seasoned!


Thursday 2nd of May 2024

I love the use of chipotle mayo and avocado to help add flavor and moisture to these burgers. They're some of the best chicken burgers I've ever made!


Wednesday 1st of May 2024

This burger is my new favorite! It had so much flavor and loved the avocado in it!


Wednesday 1st of May 2024

This is one of the best burgers I've had! The chicken patties were full of flavor and stayed moist! The avocado and chipotle mayo really added so much creaminess and just enough heat!

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