Roasted Jalapeno Chicken Burgers

We're to busy to make something complicated. But we don't want to sacrifice on flavor. You sure don't with these burgers. Roasting your Jalapenos and garlic puts another level of flavor in these that is mouth watering.  Want to try them out?  Lets go!


  • 1 Pound/448g Ground Chicken
  • 2 large whole Jalapenos 
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup/21g Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • S & P to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Avocado oil

First you will want to cook (roast) your whole jalapenos and garlic (skins on) in 1 teaspoon of avocado oil on medium to high heat.  We put a lid on it and hold tight and shake it up every minute or so. Cook approximately 10 minutes. You want all the side to start to brown and the color starts to take on a luminescent color.



Set these aside to cool off.




While those are cooking, in a mixing bowl, put your ground chicken, chopped cilantro, cumin, and a dash of salt & pepper.

When your garlic is cooled, remove the skins and mince them. When the jalapenos are cooled. Cut off the stems, slice in half lengthwise and remove the seeds ( we choose to leave some ). Now you can chop them up.  Add these to your mixing bowl.

With clean hands, thoroughly combine all the ingredients. ( its VERY sticky) 


When it's completely mixed together, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least an hour or longer. This helps to firm it up, especially if you choose to grill them.  Today we are frying them on the stove.


Pull them out, form 4 patties ( 1/4 pound/112g  each ) and cook these up! We cooked them in the same pan we used for the jalapenos and garlic for about 4-5 minutes on side. That's it! Time to put everything together and eat!

Today, we used Whole Wheat hamburger buns, mustard, ketchup, tomato, butter lettuce and light mayo. Sometimes we use Sandwich thins, cheese and Spinach. Whatever you choose to use, this burger will compliment it all.


Since you may not use the EXACT buns or toppings that we did, we are giving the nutritional information on the CHICKEN PATTIES only. 

Four patties.  Each Chicken patty contains,

  • Calories          174
  • Fat                  9.25g
  • Carbs              .5g
  • Sugar               0g
  • Protein            20.25g

Diane White
Diane White


The Buff Food Blog is updated every Thursday in collaboration with the Buff Mom, Diane. A lot of the recipes you'll find here every week is what the Buff Dudes consumed growing up, transforming them from a couple of simple 'dudes' into BUFF DUDES. In addition to her food recipes she is the one primarily in charge of all orders and customer service for our website so if you get a chance, say hi!