A copycat version of a Trader Joe’s fave… chicken burgers spiced up with chili, lime, cilantro, and garlic. This is an epic burger you don’t wanna miss!
If you’ve ever stepped foot into Trader Joe’s, you have probably seen tons of delicious-looking treats. At Trader Joe’s, I’m always tempted to buy so many more convenience foods than I ever would in a regular grocery store. I don’t know what it is about that insanely crowded grocery store with a death trap parking lot, but everything inside sounds SO FREAKING GOOD. I mean, seriouslyyyy. Is it just me? I sure hope not.
One of my favorite things to get at TJ’s is their Chili Lime Chicken Burgers. Alright, I know they’re probably everyone’s favorite. Maybe that’s not true but I literally know SO many people who love them. After buying them one too many times, it’s no surprise that I sought out a homemade copycat version. Because… why not? These burgers are just as good (if not better) than their counterpart, and come together in a flash in your kitchen! Be sure to dress them up with all your favorite burger toppings–avocado is a must for me! Oh, and p.s. I suggest using non-smashed buns (don’t be like me–but I hate food waste so…yeah). ENJOY!
one year ago: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
two years ago: French Toast Casserole
three years ago: Tasty Mexican Lentils
four years ago: Quick Chocolate Pudding
five years ago: Alice’s Vanilla Tea-Infused Granola
six years ago: Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Soup
Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
from Iowa Girl Eats
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- zest and juice of half a lime
- hamburger buns
- avocado, tomato, lettuce, cheese, etc. for topping as desired
In a medium bowl, combine ground chicken, green onions, red bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes, and lime zest and juice. Use your hands to mix together, then divide into four equal portions. Press into patties and coat each side with nonstick spray or brush with olive oil.
Cook in a skillet, set over medium-high heat, for approximately 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. Alternatively, you can use a George Foreman-type grill.
Serve on a bun with desired toppings.
11 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Chicken Burgers”
Isn’t it crazy that every Trader Joe’s has a death trap parking lot!! I have a TJ’s about 20 minutes away from me, but honestly, I haven’t been to one since I moved away from the one I used to be able to walk to (sob, those were the days!!) since I’m so terrified of the parking lot. These burgers sound so delicious and I’m sure are better than what come in the box!
thank you, sues! 🙂
That place is seriously a death trap but its all so gooooood!! I just made chicken burgers tonight and now I wish it was with lime. Love these!!
I’ve never had these TJ burgers, but your version sounds and looks delicious!
haha nope definitely not you! I’m the same way there! And seriously – the parking lots are always so bad at Trader Joes!! These chicken burgers sound fantastic! You’re making me hungry for dinner!
glad i’m not alone! 🙂
This recipe sounds wonderful. I don’t typically use ground chicken, but I think these flavors would compliment it better than turkey or beef.
The TJ where I live also has a horrible parking lot, especially after a snow storm, when the piles take up almost a third of the already tiny lot!
I don’t use ground chicken for very much, but it’s great in these burgers! I’ve made them several times and they are always sooo good!
Can I freeze these after making and thaw later? Will they lose flavor?
You can definitely freeze these burgers (cooked or raw) and eat them later. They shouldn’t lose any flavor. Enjoy!