Chicken Burgers With Guacamole, Cheddar, and Charred Tomatoes

chicken-burgers RecipeBen 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


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
Carbohydrates 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)