Grilled Avocado Chicken Burger

July 19, 2013
by Curt

Grilled Avacodo Chicken Burger-postWe do a lot of burgers using ground chicken and turkey at our house. I still have to have a good old beef burger now and then, but these days, I try to eat healthier. But then, there are a lot of leaner ground beef choices these days!

This recipe was inspired by a visit from my wife’s two sisters.  Her sister Diane mentioned that Wheat Thins was making a limited edition lime flavored cracker, and her sister Linda brought us some fresh avocados from their California grove.  It sounded like a great combination to spice up a chicken burger, so my wife used this inspiration to once again get creative! And once again, it paid off big time with a delicious and unique burger recipe. And it’s healthy too! Perfect, right?!

Grilled Avocado Chicken Burger


  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 ripe California grown avocado, cut in small chunks
  • 2/3 cup crushed lime flavored Wheat Thins (if I can’t find Wheat Thins, next time, I will use crushed lime flavored tortilla chips)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 chopped garlic clove


  1. Mix the chopped avocado, crushed wheat thins, cilantro and garlic separately.
  2. Combine this with the ground chicken breast. Form into 4 to 5 patties.
  3. Get a medium hot grill going and place the burgers on the grill. You only need to flip them once. These should cook quickly. Approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  4. Serve on a bun with a slice of tomato.



  • Sounds like a tasty combo. I’m going to try this one.

  • Chris says:

    This sounds great, I am always looking for new ways to sneak some veggies into our meals, and avocado is a great addition!

    Just need to clarify, is the amount of wheat thins 2/3 of a cup, or the box? Thanks!

    • Curt says:

      Thanks Chris! And thanks for pointing that out that I forgot to add the word cup to the ingredients. I never even noticed! 🙂 It’s fixed now.

  • Jen says:

    Sounds delicious! I’m going to try it tonight! What sauce/toppings do u recommend? It doesn’t seem like ketchup would be a good condiment for thus burger!

    • Curt says:

      Thanks Jen! I would use Mayo if I had to use a condiment. But actually, I just put a tomato slice and a slice of onion on mine!

  • Bill says:

    Now that looks like a great burger! Very healthy but doesn’t skimp on flavor. Great post!

    • Curt says:

      Thanks Bill! My wife has out-done herself again with this creation. I only grilled this one! 🙂

  • shannon says:

    could you substitute gluten free bread crumbs for wheat thins?
    i think it would still work so I can’t wait to try!

    • Curt says:

      I’m sure it would be fine. You’ll just lose the lime flavoring of the Wheat Thins, but you still would get all the flavor of the avocado and cilantro.

  • Maria says:

    Just a suggestion for Shannon (who wanted a gluten free/wheat thin free version): maybe if you added some lime juice to the recipe or some lime zest you could add back in that flavor & still keep it gluten free? I think this is what I might try (due to my husband and mine low tolerance for gluten) With that small change to this recipe I can’t wait to try this, these are my kinda yummy flavors! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Curt says:

      Thanks for your suggestions Maria. That’s a great idea for the lime juice. This is how new recipes are born! Enjoy the burger!

  • Teri Plants says:

    can you make and freeze them????

    • Curt says:

      Hi Teri. I don’t see why you couldn’t. I think it might dry it out a bit by freezing it, but you could certainly give it a try.

  • Jennifer says:

    Sounds good…I will make this but with a grilled chicken breast. Ground chicken is very fattening.

  • Kelly says:

    These were so delicious!! I made a sauce to put on top with cilantro, fresh lime juice, fresh jalapeño, green onions and chile garlic evoo. Was the perfect touch!

  • Janette says:

    This looks delicious. My only question is, is there a possible substitute for the wheat thins/chips? I’m not suppose to have carbs but I think eliminating this addition all together might make the burgers fall apart??

  • Nic says:

    Great recipe and very easy to make!

  • nicole says:

    I’m not sure how ground chicken is any more fattening than a chicken breast. Unless you are buying subpar ground chicken.

  • Gabby says:

    i used this with turkey burger!

  • Marlene Mitten says:

    I used lime flavored tortilla chips for gluten free. Delicious.

  • Christine says:

    This was so good! I will be keeping this recipe. I omitted the avacado and added leek and Serrano peppers and a tiny bit of Greek seasoning. Love, love, love.

    • Curt says:

      That’s awesome Christine! I’m so glad you liked it. All kinds of different veggies can be added in to make it your own.