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Jalapeño Chicken Burger with Jicama Slaw Recipe

Making burgers out of ground chicken is a thing of beauty.

 

 

Let’s start with “What in the world is jicama?” Jicama is a Mexican root vegetable akin to a yam or turnip. However, it tastes and crunches more like a fruit — kind of like an apple.

 

Mixing jicama with a few other chopped veggies and a light dressing produces a wonderful slaw. We love a good slaw and this jicama version makes for a great unique twist. Speaking of unique twists…

 

A chicken burger comes out lighter than a beef one, with a slightly softer texture. In this chicken burger recipe, we add minced jalapeno along with garlic and chili powder for some subtle bite.

 

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Recipe Notes: Serves 4. 
Prep Time: 25 min / Cook Time: 15 min / Total Time: 40 min


 

JALAPENO CHICKEN BURGER WITH JICAMA SLAW

INGREDIENTS

JICAMA SLAW:

  • 1 cup jicama julienned
  • 1 cup green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup carrot julienned
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper julienned
  • 1/2 cup red onion julienned
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

JALAPENO CHICKEN BURGER:

  • 1.5 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 


INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE SLAW:

  1. Add cilantro, lime, coconut nectar, garlic, salt, and pepper to a blender.
  2. Slowly drizzle in avocado oil while blending until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture over vegetables and toss to combine.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

FOR THE BURGER:

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients well.
  3. Form into 6-ounce burgers and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Place on well-oiled grill or grill pan and cook on medium high for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  5. Serve with lettuce wraps and top with slaw.
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