Jalapeno Popper Chicken Burgers

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: 4

Jalapeno poppers and chicken burgers collide in this flavour mash-up. Roasted jalapeno and cheddar accent a perfectly moist and seasoned chicken patty crowned with a jalapeno popper inspired blend of 2 cheeses and peppers.


2 jalapeno peppers, halved, seeds and stem removed
125 g cream cheese, softened
1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1/2 cup (125 mL) panko
450 g ground chicken
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 tsp (4 mL) onion powder
3/4 tsp (4 mL) ground sage
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt


1 Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Cook jalapeno halves until charred, about 4 minutes per side. Remove to cutting board and dice. Melt butter in pan and stir in panko. Toast until golden, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
2 Stir cream cheese with half the jalapenos and ½ cup of the cheddar cheese. Set aside.
3 Mix ground chicken with remaining jalapenos, remaining ½ cup cheddar, panko, egg, onion powder, sage and salt until combined. Shape into 4 ½-inch thick patties. Place on bbq over medium heat and cook, lid closed, for 5 min. Flip burgers and top with cream cheese mixture, cook until no pink remains in burger and cheese is melted over top, lid closed, about 5 min.
4 Serve burgers dressed as desired.