Photo by: Ben Fink

Chicken Burgers With Guacamole, Cheddar, and Charred Tomatoes

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


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • none Cooking spray
  • 2 none tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 4 none sandwich buns
  • none 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 322none
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 665mg
  • Calcium: 105mg

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Chicken Burgers With Guacamole, Cheddar, and Charred Tomatoes Recipe