Cilantro Aioli Chicken Burgers

by | Oct 6, 2018 | Lunch/Dinner, Recipes

This is one of my favorite recipes created by Amy Myers, MD. I’ve been making it all summer so I wanted to share it with you guys! Grilling these Cilantro Aioli Chicken Burgers is a great (and healthful) way to get outside and enjoy the final days of warm weather.


The best part? She includes turmeric in the recipe, which has many anti-inflammatory properties. Fun Fact: The combination of black pepper and turmeric is important because black pepper helps with absorption of turmeric.

Turmeric contains a substance called curcumin, with very powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin has the ability to reduce inflammation at the molecular level – much like some anti-inflammatory drugs! Not only is curcumin an inflammation warrior, but it’s also a very powerful antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals in the body.

Cilantro Aioli Chicken Burgers

Amy Myers MD


  • 1 lb free-range ground chicken
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine chicken with cilantro, garlic, onion, and spices. Form into 4 individual patties.
  • In a small food processor or blender, add coconut cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend until well combined. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Preheat grill to medium heat or a large cast iron skillet. Grease grill or cast iron skillet with avocado oil. Cook burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until it reaches desired doneness.
  • Serve wrapped in lettuce or on a bed of salad. Top with Cilantro Aioli and other optional toppings.
Christi Buck
Christi Buck, RDN, LD, CLT
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Certified LEAP Therapist


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