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Southwest Chicken Smash Burger

Calories 460
Protein 33g
Fat 18g
Carbs 34g
Total Time

Southwest Chicken Smash Burger

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Southwest Chicken Smash Burger

Ingredients

Ingredients for 6 smashed patties (3 burgers)

  • Chicken Mince
    • 10oz raw chicken thighs, fat partially trimmed
    • 6oz raw lean chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chorizo seasoning (or chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • Sweet Chipotle Sauce
    • 5 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise
    • 3 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce (from the can)
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 4 hamburger buns of choice (I recommend sourdough or whole wheat) OR iceberg lettuce for a bun-less option
  • Garnish
    • lettuce
    • tomato

 

Note: macronutrients include the sauce, not the garnish

Breakdown for 1 of 6 chicken patties without spices: 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 0g carbohydrates, 15g protein, sodium 75mg

 

Steps

Place ingredients for the chicken mince in a food processor and process until mixed and minced together. Depending on the size of your processor, you may need to do this in batches.

Add minced chicken to a bowl, along with all the spices. Do NOT add salt as the bouillon cube is already pretty salty. Use an ice cream scoop to evenly divide the meat.

Place a carbon steel or cast-iron pan/griddle on medium high heat. Once hot, spray with avocado oil.

Add a scoop of the meat to the pan. Place a piece of parchment paper directly on top of the chicken, then smash it down using the back of a heavy skillet, cup or flat surface.

Let it cook for about 2 – 3 minutes or until sear marks appear, then flip it over using a spatula to cook/sear for an additional 2 – 3 minutes, or until cooked through. Note: if you plan to have cheese, add it once you flip the burger. It is VERY important not to overcook these as they will be VERY dry due to the leanness of chicken.

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Build your burger!  Toast the buns in the oven, then add some chipotle sauce, the smash burger(s), lettuce, tomato, red onion.  Note: cheese is not accounted for in the macronutrient breakdown.

Southwest Chicken Smash Burger Final

For a lighter version, swap buns with iceberg or green lettuce leaves.

Southwest chicken ingredients

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Calories
460
Protein
33g
Fat
18g
Carbs
34g
Sodium
990mg
Fiber
6g
Sugar
9g