Chicken Burgers With Guacamole, Cheddar, and Charred Tomatoes

chicken-burgers Ben Fink


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 4 sandwich buns
  • Toppings: chopped tomatoes, guacamole


  1. Mix ground chicken, chopped fresh cilantro, seasoned dry breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. Form into 4 (1-inch-thick) patties. Coat grill with cooking spray. Grill patties and halved tomatoes, flesh-side down, over medium-high heat 6 minutes, turning, until burgers are cooked through and tomatoes are charred. Top evenly with Cheddar; let melt. Serve on buns with chopped tomatoes and guacamole.

    Fire up the grill for this healthy spin on a gourmet burger, adapted from Food Network star Robin Miller's new book, Robin Rescues Dinner (Clarkson Potter/Publishers 2009).
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 322
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 36g
Carbohydrate per serving: 31g
Fiber per serving: 6g
Cholesterol per serving: 47mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 665mg
Calcium per serving: 105mg

This Recipe Is

Robin Rescues Dinner (Clarkson Potter, 2009)