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Chicken Taco Patties

Serves 4

Tacos meet buns with these burgers that kids and adults will love!


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup onion, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons canned jalapeño peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (a palmful)
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning (a palmful)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 heart of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup taco sauce


  1. In a medium size bowl, combine the chicken, 1 cup onion, jalapeño peppers, chili powder, grill seasoning and garlic. Form four patties. Wash your hands after handling the raw poultry.
  2. Have a grown-up helper (GH) heat the EVOO, one turn of the pan, in a skillet over medium heat. As your GH to add the patties and cook them for 4 minutes on each side. When they’re almost done, top each patty with a mound of cheese and cook until melted.
  3. Layer each of the bun bottoms with the lettuce, a chicken patty, taco sauce, extra onion and a bun top.

Photo credit: Tina Rupp