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These paleo spinach avocado chicken burgers are the ultimate healthy burger. They’re packed with healthy fats, protein, and even hidden veggies. Make them on a weeknight, or serve them at a backyard cookout. They’re paleo, Whole30, and AIP!

Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

Whether you’re on a Whole30, eating paleo, or are just living a healthier lifestyle, chicken is always such a great go-to protein. It’s easy to source, it’s filling, and it’s fairly easy to make. The only problem is that it can get a little bit boring… especially if you’re just having plain chicken breast. I’ve wasted way too many years of my life eating boneless skinless chicken breast only seasoned with salt and pepper to settle for boring chicken anymore! That’s why I’m loving these Whole30 Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers!

These chicken burgers are perfect for when you’re craving something other than a beef burger and want some more flavor than just straight up chicken breast. These taste great on their own, or you can make a yummy avocado mayo to up the avocado factor. Because, who doesn’t need more avocado, right? The avocado mayo is totally optional, but it’s super easy to make with ingredients that you’ll already have on hand to make these burgers. Plus, you can use it in other recipes as well, like my avocado chicken salad.

Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

You can these burgers on their own and pair them with some sweet potato fries, make them into a burger bowl, or turn it into a sandwich with a bun of your choice like some simple butter lettuce.

Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

The Ingredients for the Chicken Burger

Ground chicken

If you can’t find ground chicken at the butcher counter, you can also use a food processor to grind your own at home. Or, you can just use turkey!

Avocado

You’ll use avocado in the burger, as well as for the optional avocado mayo.

Spinach

Spinach is the perfect veggie to hide in this burger. It has a neutral flavor but packs a big nutrient punch.

Coconut flour

This acts a binder in the burger. Technically, you could use other flours like almond flour if you tolerate nuts, or you could experiment with leaving it out.

Lime

Lime adds a tiny zest to the burger to add more flavor.

Garlic and onion

You can use other seasonings in the burger as well.

Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

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Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 burgers
  • Category: Burger
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These paleo spinach avocado chicken burgers are the ultimate healthy burger. They’re packed with healthy fats, protein, and even hidden veggies. Make them on a weeknight, or serve them at a backyard cookout. They’re paleo, Whole30, and AIP!


Ingredients

For the chicken burgers

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour (optional- acts as a binder)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (plus more if you’re frying or grilling)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 small avocado (or half a large avocado), diced into chunks
  • Butter lettuce leaves (optional)

For the avocado mayo (optional)

  • 2 medium avocados
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)

Instructions

  1. For the avocado mayo, combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Prepare either a grill or a grill pan and set to high heat. Add avocado oil to the grill pan if using.
  3. Mix the ground chicken with the seasonings, spinach, coconut flour, lime juice, and avocado oil until well combined. Gently fold in the avocado slices, being careful to not smash them.
  4. Form the chicken into 4-5 burgers, spacing out the avocado to make sure it’s evenly dispersed.
  5. Grill the burgers on the grill surface (using extra avocado oil if frying) for about 5 minutes on each side, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  6. Top with optional avocado mayo and serve in lettuce cups like a bun, or enjoy the burgers on their own.

Keywords: burgers, chicken burgers, avocado

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