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“Healthy” and “barbecue” aren’t always synonymous. This great burger recipe combines ground chicken with the zingy spice of jalapeños and tastes of fresh basil and seasonal avocados to pack a piquant punch. Get ready for a delicious burger that’s just as good for your waistline as it is for your mouth!

Prep time: 8 minutes
Makes: 10 burgers

1 lb. ground chicken
2 small avocados, mashed
1 c. fresh basil, chopped
1 medium jalapeño, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sea salt
olive oil

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, including avocados. Mash together with your hands until thoroughly mixed.
Divide and shape into 10 medium-sized burgers. Use a pastry brush to gently brush a tad bit of olive oil over each burger.
Grill until cooked completely through, or cook on a frying pan over medium heat on the stove.