Blackened Chicken Burgers with Warm Mango Salsa
Serves: 4
  • Burger Patties:
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ medium onion, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped
  • ⅛ cup jalapeño, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons blackening seasoning , divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 whole-wheat buns
  • Mango Salsa:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks, thawed
  • ¼ onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño, minced (or more if you want more spice)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. For Patties: In a medium bowl combine chicken, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, green onion, jalapeño and salt. Mix until incorporated. Form into four equal patties. Sprinkle each patty on top and bottom with one teaspoon blackening season. Heat a large non-stick skillet over a medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Cook patties until done all the way through, about five minutes per side. BE SURE TO NOT OVERCOOK!
  2. For Mango Salsa: In a small saucepan, combine olive oil, mango, onion, garlic, 1 tablespoon jalapeño, and vinegar. Turn the heat on medium, when the mixture begins to sizzle turn it back to down to a simmer, cook until mangos begin to break down, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining jalapeno, cilantro, pinch of salt, and juice of lemon. Serve with burgers warm or at room temperature
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