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Jalapeno Chicken Burger With Bourbon Peach Sauce & Goat Cheese

Course: Burger
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • For Burgers
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 Jalapenos minced (seeds too if you want the heat)
  • 1 scallion sliced thin
  • A few dashes of Cumin
  • Kosher salt & black pepper
  • Onion salt
  • For Bourbon Jalapeno Peach Jam
  • 2 large peaches peeled & diced
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • ½ TBS bourbon
  • You will also need burger buns sauteed spinach (see notes) and plain or honey goat cheese


  • For The Burgers:
  • Combine the ground chicken, jalapenos, scallion, cumin, salt, pepper & onion salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Handle it as little as possible. Just enough to mix the ingredients and form 3-4 burgers.
  • Oil and preheat your grill.
  • Grill over med-high heat 5 minutes per side. Doing your best to not overcook them. You want them juicy (making them large helps). Allow them to rest for 2-3 minutes before serving
  • For Bourbon Jalapeno Peach Sauce:
  • Combine all ingredients in a small pot or saucepan except for ⅓ cup of the diced peaches.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, lower to a simmer for 12-15 minutes until thickened, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat, add in reserved diced peaces and set aside.
  • When ready to assemble the burgers, add sauteed spinach to your bun, top with a burger, top the burger with some goat cheese, top the cheese with the peach sauce and serve!


To make sauteed spinach, heat 3 TBS grapeseed or olive oil in a large skillet, add in 4 cloves of garlic minced, sautee for 1 minute. Add in 1 pound of fresh spinach leaves. Keep tossing the spinach in the oil until spinach wilts and reduces. season liberally with salt & pepper. Remove from heat when all spinach has wilted (about 4-5 minutes of cook time total).