Wednesday, June 15, 2016

mighty tasty...

Chicken Fajita Cheeseburgers are a festive and fun gluten-free dinner recipe! Grill outdoors or in a skillet indoors. |

Chicken Fajita Cheeseburger via Iowa Girl Eats


  • 1-1/3lbs ground chicken breast (I used a 1lb ground chicken breast & 1/3lb ground chicken)
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin + more for vegetables
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • pepper and homemade seasoned salt (see notes for recipe)
  • 2 Tablespoons neutral-tasting oil like almond, avocado, or vegetable, divided
  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 small bell peppers, any color, sliced
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 4 gluten-free buns
  • For the guacamole:
    • 2 large or 3 small ripe avocados
    • 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
    • juice of 1/2 lime
    • salt


  1. Add ingredients for guacamole in a bowl then mash until smooth. Place a piece of saran wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole then place in the refrigerator.
  2. Add chicken, butter, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, pepper, homemade seasoned salt (or regular salt,) in a large bowl then mix until just combined. Shape into 4 patties.
  3. Place a large skillet over heat that's just a touch above medium then spray with extra virgin olive oil or nonstick spray. Add patties then saute for 4 minutes a side, or until cooked through. Add cheese slices on top of burgers then place a lid on top of the skillet and allow cheese to melt. Remove cheeseburgers to a plate.
  4. Meanwhile heat 1 Tablespoon oil in another large skillet over medium-high/high heat. Add half the vegetables, season with homemade seasoned salt (or regular salt,) and a pinch of cumin then saute until vegetables are crisp tender. Remove to a plate then heat remaining Tablespoon oil in skillet and saute remaining vegetables, seasoning with homemade seasoned salt and cumin.
  5. Place cheeseburgers onto buns, top with guacamole and fajita vegetables, then serve.


  • Click here for homemade seasoned salt recipe >
  • To use an outdoor grill: spray one side of the patties with nonstick spray then grill for 4-5 minutes over medium heat, spraying top sides with nonstick spray before flipping. Sear fajita vegetables either in a skillet indoors, or in a grill basket.

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