Mexican Chicken Burgers

Mexican chicken burgers on a stone trivet on a wood surface.

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Ground chicken burgers seasoned with taco spices and lime juice. Top them with Mexican cheese and you’ve got a delicious idea for your next burger night!


1 pound ground chicken
1 packet of taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
3 teaspoons lime juice
1 egg
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon butter, softened
Oil for cooking the burgers

You will also need
4 brioche buns
Queso fresco
Crema, sour cream, or chipotle aioli
Any additional burger toppings you’d like


1. Combine the softened butter with 1 teaspoon of the taco spices from the packet. Brush this seasoned butter on the burger buns and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine the pound of ground chicken, the remaining taco spice packet, the garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, egg and panko. Mix until everything is well combined. Form into 4 patties, creating a small indent in the center of each patty to prevent them from puffing up like a meatball when they cook.

3. To a large pan add a few teaspoons of cooking oil and heat over medium heat. Add the burger patties and cook on one side for 6 minutes.

4. Flip the burgers and gently press down with your spatula to flatten each burger. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Burgers should be done at this point with an internal temperature of 165 degrees. If temperature is not reached add a tablespoon of water to the pan and cover with foil, cook in additional 30 second increments until the burgers are done.

5. Remove the burgers from the pan and place them on a plate, cover with foil. To the same pan over medium heat add the buttered buns face down. Cook for a few minutes until the buns are browned and toasted nicely.

Garnish your burgers with the cheeses, sauce of your choice, and any additional taco toppings you like!