These paleo spinach avocado chicken burgers are the ultimate healthy burger. They’re packed with healthy fats, protein, and even hidden veggies. Make them on a weeknight, or serve them at a backyard cookout. They’re paleo, Whole30, and AIP!
For the chicken burgers
1lb ground chicken
1/2 cupspinach, finely chopped
2 tbspcilantro, finely chopped
2 tbspcoconut flour (optional- acts as a binder)
1 tbspavocado oil (plus more if you’re frying or grilling)
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
1small avocado (orhalf alarge avocado), diced into chunks
Butter lettuce leaves (optional)
For the avocado mayo (optional)
4 tbspavocado oil
1/4 tspsea salt
1/8 tspblack pepper (omit for AIP)
For the avocado mayo, combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Set aside.
Prepare either a grill or a grill pan and set to high heat. Add avocado oil to the grill pan if using.
Mix the ground chicken with the seasonings, spinach, coconut flour, lime juice, and avocado oil until well combined.
Very gently fold in the avocado slices, being careful to not smash them.
Form the chicken into 4-5 burgers, spacing out the avocado to make sure it’s evenly dispersed.
Grill the burgers on the grill surface (using extra avocado oil if frying in a pan) for about 5 minutes on each side, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
Top with optional avocado mayo and serve in lettuce cups like a bun, or enjoy the burgers on their own.