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Cilantro Lime Chicken Burgers with avocado salsa

Cilantro Lime Chicken Burgers with Avocado Salsa (Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These grilled cilantro lime chicken burgers with avocado salsa are so juicy and bursting with flavor! The burgers are made with ground chicken and flavored with a cilantro lime marinade right in the burger. Top the burgers off with the avocado salsa and serve with a lettuce bun. It’s the ultimate healthy burger recipe that you’ll want to make all summer! Paleo, Whole30, and Keto too!



for the chicken burgers

  • 1 pound ground chicken, (preferably organic)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

for the avocado salsa

  • 1 medium-large ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • salt, to taste


  1. Oil the grill grates and preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium size bowl, with your hands mix together ground chicken, lime juice, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Be careful not to over handle the mixture. Form chicken mixture into 6 patties and place them on a baking sheet.
  3. Grill the patties for 14-20 minutes, flipping half-way through. The cooking time depends on how thick your patties are as well as the grill you have. Check the internal temperature of your patties at 14 minutes. It should reach at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. While the burgers are cooking, make the avocado salsa. Combine the diced avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Once the burgers are cooked, top the burgers with avocado salsa, and serve with lettuce “buns”.


  • To cook in the oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place chicken patties on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping burgers halfway through. Bake until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit or is no longer pink.
  • To cook in the skillet: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Melt 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add chicken patties to the skillet (you may have to work in batches). Let them cook for 5 minutes, then flip the burgers over and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until burgers reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American