Spicy, tasty burgers that you can whip up in no time at all!
Prepare all diced ingredients first and set aside. I prefer to work from least pungent to most so onion, garlic, and then jalapeno. I would recommend wearing gloves while chopping the jalapenos. If you don't please be very careful and do not touch your eyes or face until you have very thoroughly washed your hands afterwards.
Add ground chicken to a large mixing bowl. Mix in your chopped ingredients, spices, pretzels, and egg. Mix well with your hands until all ingredients are well incorporated together.
Divide the chicken mixture into four equally sized balls. Then form them into patties about 1/2 inch thick. (Ground chicken can be very sticky for some reason so it may stick to your hands. That's okay, just form the best patty shape you can.)
These can be fried in a skillet or baked in the oven. Whatever suits your fancy or your kitchen set up.
Frying: Cook in a skillet with a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.
Baking: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place patties on a lightly oiled sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes. Flip patties and then bake for another 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Note: Turkey would work just fine in place of ground chicken if that's more your style. Also, while it is not necessary to create this recipe a good meat thermometer is invaluable in learning how to cook meat to the right temperature. You can grab the one I'm currently using here. When it comes to ground meat it is always better to make sure it is well done to avoid any food related illnesses.