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Chicken Taco Patties

Chicken Taco Patties


  • 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


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.

Have a grown-up helper (GH) heat the EVOO, one turn of the pan, in a skillet over medium heat. Have your GH 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. Layer each of the bun bottoms with the lettuce, a chicken patty, taco sauce, extra onion and a bun top. This is one of many "Yum-o!" recipes – it's good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, go to