Prove the ground poultry naysayers wrong with fast, kid-friendly Avocado Ranch Chicken Burgers. Prep your ground chicken patties by mixing first with key flavors from parmesan, green onion, and zippy ranch seasoning, then gently fold in fresh avocado and cook in a cast iron skillet with olive or avocado oil for a blast of healthy fat. Serve up warm on a toasty bun for dinner, or even enjoy leftovers straight out of the fridge the next day. These puppies hold up great!
Combine ground chicken, egg, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, green onions, salt, and ranch seasoning in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with your (clean) hands, but be mindful not to over-mix. Add the avocado last, and just barely fold into the mixture.
Divide into four equal portions and form into patties 4" in diameter.
Heat a well-seasoned cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and heat until it shimmers. Pan fry 5-6 minutes per side, or until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F using an instant read thermometer.
Serve with ranch dressing, in buns or lettuce wraps.
Rub your hands with a bit of olive oil before forming the patties to help prevent the mixture from stick, and to sneak in another boost of fat and moisture.