jalapeno pepper jack chicken burger on a cutting board with a sliced jalapeno

Jalapeno Pepper Jack Chicken Burger

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Burger
Servings 6
Author Wendie


  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers seeded and finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6-8 hamburger buns

Roasted Garlic Mayo

  • 1 head of roasted garlic
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


  1. In a small bowl, mix roasted garlic and mayo together until combined. Add salt and pepper and mix. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Preheat grill to a medium high heat
  3. In a mixing bowl add the ground chicken and the remaining ingredients and gently mix together.
  4. Divide the chicken mixture into into 6-8 patties.
  5. Put a little vegetable oil on a paper towel and run it over grill grate to coat lightly. Grill burgers covered over direct heat for 8 minutes on each side or until it reaches 165 degrees. Right before the patties are done add a piece of cheese if desired.
  6. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite toppings. Serves 6-8

Roasted Garlic

  1. To roast garlic place a head of garlic on a piece of foil, drizzle a teaspoon olive oil over garlic. Wrap it in the foil and bake in oven at 400 for 40 minutes or until garlic is soft. Squeeze garlic out of the skin and place into a bowl.