Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers Review

Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers

Ever since we reviewed the Trader Joe’s Turkey Burgers, we’ve been absolutely obsessed with the things. They’ve become a staple of our diet, and we’re pretty sure our friends are getting tired of us talking about how great they are. So we went back to Trader Joe’s looking to capture some more of that burger magic and we came upon the Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers. Today, we’re taking these for a test drive to see how they compare to our beloved turkey burgers.

There are a few different ways you can cook these chicken burgers. You can broil, barbeque, or fry these, depending on your preferences. No matter which method you choose, though, the package does recommend that you thaw these first. (You can read the full cooking instructions by checking out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

We chose to fry our burger in a skillet, which was a pretty low-effort affair. We preheated our skillet, coated the bottom with some Trader Joe’s Grapeseed Oil ( a vegetable oil that we strongly recommend), then tossed our thawed burger patty in for a few minutes per side. We did notice that this cooked a little unevenly, but it’s nothing that we’d consider a problem (and it might be due to an overuse of oil on our part).

Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers

Now, the turkey burgers (the ones we can’t stop talking about) are simple patties, made of nothing but ground turkey and rosemary extract. The Chile Lime Chicken Burgers, however, are a bit more complex than that, featuring onions, bell peppers, garlic, and lime juice concentrate. That means these have a more complex flavor profile.

That’s a good thing, as far as we’re concerned. These burgers are incredibly tasty, and we could almost just eat these patties plain. They’re nice and juicy, with a consistency that’s closer to a chicken breast than to a burger. Don’t get us wrong; this is still a ground meat. However, ground chicken feels a bit less “chunky” than ground beef (or even ground turkey), so this is a bit “smoother” to chew (if that makes any sense). These are quite enjoyable, from flavor to texture.

They aren’t spicy, though. We weren’t expecting a spice overload here, but we did anticipate these having a little bite to them. However, we didn’t detect a spice level at all, despite the word “Chile” in the title. Then again, there’s not really anything inside these burgers that would be spicy, unless you count red pepper flakes (we don’t).

There are a million ways you could serve these, but we erred on the side of simplicity, with just a wheat bun, some mayo, a bit of lettuce, and a slice of swiss cheese. That worked out for us, but we think more adventurous connoissoirs will gravitate toward BBQ sauce or even an avocado spread.

Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers

These burgers aren’t too bad in the calorie department, with just 150 calories per patty (and just 60 from fat). However, keep in mind that every topping you add will increase this number. A really decked-out burger is going to cost you some serious calories. The patties themselves are perfectly acceptable, though.

The Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers are delicious and versatile. These probably won’t replace the ever-craveable Turkey Burgers in our freezer, but they are seriously tasty. Fans of burgers will find a lot to love here.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Trader Joe’s turkey burgers, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers
Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers
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