Oil (for oiling grill grates)
For the burgers:
- 1½ lbs. ground chicken
- ½ cup yellow onion, diced small
- 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
- 1 jalapeño, seeded, cored and minced
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. paprika
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
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Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grates to prevent the burgers from sticking. To make the burgers, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix lightly, just until evenly combined. Form the mixture into 4-5 patties.
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Cook the patties on the heated grill, about 3-4 minutes per side, flipping once. A few minutes before the burgers are finished cooking, top with sliced or shredded cheddar cheese (if desired). Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 160˚ F. Remove the burgers to a plate and let rest a few minutes before serving. Assemble with burger buns, guacamole, salsa, and/or minced fresh cilantro as desired.
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*If you are making fancy pants burgers (or any burger at home, really), they are deserving of a good bun. The best buns, in fact, are the ones you can bake at home. It makes such a difference, not to mention they freeze fantastically so you can make a double batch and stock up!