Chicken Burgers with A Mexican Twist

Chicken burgers are good but Chicken Burgers with a Mexican twist are muy bueno! Kick them up with taco seasoning, jalapenos and tequila then top with grilled peppers, onions & plenty of guacamole for a real south of the border treat.

Chicken Burger on a white plate garnished with onions.

Mexican Chicken Burgers

We grill a lot here in South Florida, I guess you would say 24/365, so you can imagine the repertoire of grilling recipes I have on hand. And with Labor Day around the corner, our grill will definitely be smokin’!

Chicken Burgers with a Mexican Twist ready to cook | 2 Cookin Mamas

One of the meals we love to fix are burgers, like our Key West Burgers, but we like to change it up on occasion. Chicken, being a healthy, leaner meat than beef, gets its turn on the grill. But not just any plain ole chicken burger would do. Nope! Enter our chicken burger with a Mexican twist.

Simple Steps to Make Grilled Chicken Burgers with a Mexican Twist

Chicken Burger ingredients | 2 Cookin Mamas

What flavors/ingredients do you think of when someone says Mexican? Guacamole comes to mind first, and I’ve got one of the best recipes around, but I digress. Next would be taco seasoning, grilled onions and peppers (a la fajitas) and of course cilantro.

Chicken Burgers with a Mexican Twist grilling | 2 Cookin Mamas

Take all these seasonings, combine them with ground chicken, pump it up with a little tequila, grill up a side of veggies, and you’ve got one kick butt chicken burger with a Mexican twist. It’s destined to become your family’s new favorite dinner. Happy Grillin’!

Closeup of burger on roll with guacamole topping.

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Our Chicken Burgers with a Mexican twist are muy bueno! Kicked up with taco seasoning, jalapenos & tequila then topped with grilled peppers, onions & guac!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: chicken burgers with mexican twist, mexican chicken burgers
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 large jalapeno, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons tequila
  • 3 Tablespoons cilantro
  • 2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices Monterey jack pepper jack or cheddar cheese
Grilled Vegetables
  • 1/2 each of yellow red & green bell pepper, cut in sections
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced thick
  • Olive oil
  • Garnish: guacamole
  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Combine all ingredients for chicken burgers except for cheese.
  3. Mix well and divide into 4 patties.
  4. Prepare vegetables.
  5. Lightly coat with olive oil.
  6. Place vegetables on grill and cook for approximately 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
  7. When the vegetables are turned at the halfway point, add chicken burgers to the grill.
  8. Cook burgers for about 5 minutes a side.
  9. With about 1 minute remaining, top with cheese. Remove from grill when cheese has melted.
  10. To assemble: Place burger on bun, top with peppers and onions. Garnish with fresh guacamole.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 554mg23%
Potassium 705mg20%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 233mg23%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from recipe found on Southern Living.

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Chicken Burgers with A Mexican Twist


  • Reply
    05/21/2020 at 12:44 pm

    5 stars
    I love this recipe. That grilled veggies on top of that burger looks sooo delicious! I will definitely save this and make this weekend for my family. YummY!

  • Reply
    05/21/2020 at 11:08 am

    5 stars
    I’m in Arizona and you can bet we use our grills a lot out here too! I am always looking for new things to try and I have definitely found it with this recipe! Perfect for a Taco Tuesday but with a twist!

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