Cilantro Chicken Burgers

One of my favorite things about blogging is all the wonderful people I’ve had the opportunity to meet. One of these people is Cara. As an added bonus, she lives near Boston so I’ve had the chance to meet her, cook with her in her kitchen, and eat at an event that she catered. If you ever need a healthy idea for dinner, check her blog. She mixes flavors that I would never think to mostly because I’m not very a confident cook. Everything I’ve tried from her blog has been great.

This recipe is no exception. I didn’t have any tequila in the house, so I left it out, but I will definitely be making these again. I doubled the recipe and froze half of them to have later. I topped the burgers with some drunken peppers and served them on some sandwich thins (love those things!)

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Cilantro Chicken Burgers

Yield: 6-8


1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
4 large clove of garlic, minced
2/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro
zest from 1 lime
dash of lite soy sauce
freshly ground salt & pepper
1/2 cup plain oatmeal


Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the burger ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times, until chicken is uniformly ground. Remove and divide into 6 or 8 portions. Shape each into a ball, place on the baking sheet, and flatten with your palm.

Broil the burgers for about 10-12 minutes total, flipping halfway through. Serve on buns with sauteed peppers and onions.

Recipe adapted from Cara's CravingsPrintable Recipe

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17 Responses to “Crockpot Pulled Chicken”

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    Megan — February 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I am obsessed with your crockpot chicken tacos and am sure this is going to be another favorite crockpot chicken recipe in our house!

    P.S. I had a cake craving last night and jumped on your blog to look up cupcake recipes… you have 101 cupcake recipes?!!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

      Yea… about those cupcakes. I went through a phase at the beginning of my blog. And I’ve been blogging 3.5 years, so that’s really only about 30/year…

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    Funandfearlessinbeantown — February 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I think I would LOVE this recipe! Bret loves pulled chicken and I love slow cooker recipes!

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    CasualDish — February 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Yum, my husband would totally love this!!

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    Evan @swEEts — February 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Sounds delicious and perfect for leaving in the pot before work and coming home to wonderfully cooked chicken. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Christina — February 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I love this kind of stuff. We had beef dip sandwiches last night. SO GOOD. I bet we’ve love this too!

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    Julie — February 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Sounds delicious, but I’m sure I’d have to just add one of those chiles 🙂

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    Kate W — February 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Yay! I love Pulled chicken sandwiches, I’m so glad you shared this recipe.

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    Katie — February 26, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Nothing bad about pulled chicken. Nothing. Love all the flavors that the chicken was simmering in. Bet this was awesome!

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    Lindsay — March 7, 2011 at 8:07 am

    This is the first time I’ve seen someone else use an Eating Well recipe! I like. 🙂 Also, this chicken looks fabulous and easy….nice work.

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    Kristen Llobrera — March 7, 2011 at 11:16 am

    These look awesome and so easy to make! I love spicy pulled chicken and I love anything that you can just throw in the crockpot. Can’t wait to try them!

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    Judith — March 8, 2011 at 12:10 am

    My husband and I made this last night for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nona — May 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Has anyone tried freezing this? I dont eat meat, but I am thinking about making this for my husband but there is no way he could eat a whole pot to himself.

    • beantownbaker — May 7th, 2012 @ 10:10 am

      Like most crockpot meals, this meat freezes just fine. I like to portion it out into individual sized portions prior to freezing so you can just grab one and go.

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    Julia — November 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Hi! I made this last year and it was a huge hit. I want to make it again for a holiday pot luck, but when I looked at the recipe today, it seemed to have the directions listed twice, and no ingredient amounts. I was able to find the recipe at eating Well, but wanted to let you know that there may be something wrong here.

    • beantownbaker — December 1st, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

      Thanks for the update. I am fixing the post now. Glad this recipe was a success for you!

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    Nollywood — October 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    love Pulled chicken sandwiches,

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