Green Chile Chicken Burgers

4 burgers
Cook Time
A unique and spicy take on chicken burgers gets an extra zip from Roth’s Jalapeño Havarti.  


  • 1 pound fresh chicken breast, diced
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green Anaheim chile, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted red peppers, diced
  • 3 tablespoons merlot
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne, ground
  • Vegetable oil for grill
  • 4 crusty rolls, split
  • 8 slices Roth Jalapeño Havarti (approx. ⅛” thick)
  • 4 tablespoons zesty mayonnaise (recipe below)
  • Mixed greens for garnish (optional)
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  • Zesty Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño, seeded and minced


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine first eight ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and gently form into patties (avoid overhandling the mixture).
  3. Lightly coat grill rack with vegetable oil. Place patties on grill, cover and cook for approximately 4 minutes per side or until juices run clear. Top each patty with 1 slice of cheese for the last minute of cook time.
  4. Lightly toast rolls on grill.
  5. To assemble sandwiches, spread one tablespoon of mayonnaise on the bottom of each bun and top with remaining slices of Roth Jalapeño Havarti, mixed greens (optional) and chicken patty.

Zesty Mayonnaise

  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate.