Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

by Shawnda on June 25, 2014

in Burgers & Sliders,Chicken & Poultry,Cinco de Mayo,Mexican & TexMex,On the grill

Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

Who needs tortillas?

I mean, I do. Gosh, any world without tortillas is one I do NOT want to live in.

But you don’t need tortillas. At least, not for this “burger,” anyway. And it’s actually how this burger came about. Fajita Night with tortillas that ended up being moldy easily turns into Fancy Burger Night.

Cheesy, messy, fork-and-knife Fancy Burger Night.

Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

And while we’re confessing super, insanely deep things: Can you believe I almost didn’t serve these on a bun? The defeat of finding that those fresh-made tortillas weren’t so fresh after all, I nearly made the fajitas into a salad.

Guys. A salad.

Cooler heads prevailed (thank you, Jason!) and we ended up with Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita “Burgers” instead. And it was a good thing, too. Because 1) Those tortillas had inflected a pain that only a messy burger could fix. And 2) EAT ALL THE CARBS AND CHEESE AND MORE CARBS.

Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

Because guess who has 2 half-marathons on the calendar, a dried queso drip down the front of her shirt, and a belief that, after 2 cherry margaritas, mustache selfies will never get old?

[giggle]

THAT GIRL.

Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

Juicy chicken fajitas smothered in queso and served burger-style.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lime wedges
  • 4 burger buns
  • Chile con Queso

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high.
  2. Brush the chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the vegetables with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the chicken 6-7 minutes each side, until juices run clear.
  5. Grill the vegetables on a vegetable pan next to the chicken (or a double-folded sheet of foil with a few holes poked in it), stirring occasionally, until nicely charred.
  6. Let the chicken set at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  7. Top each burger bun with sliced chicken, a generous mount of vegetables, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and a scoop of melty queso.
  8. Serve with a fork, knife, and my favorite skinny margarita.

Notes

Yields: 4 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 45 minutes

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1 CakePants June 25, 2014 at 7:24 am

Wow, these burgers look marvelous – SO glad you didn’t just make the fajitas into a salad, otherwise we’d all be missing out on drooling over the photos!! I bet these would be a hit with my family :)

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2 Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife} June 25, 2014 at 9:13 am

I would have never thought to put fajitas on a bun! Genius!

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3 MrsMajorHoff (Sara) June 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

Oh my! My son will LOVE this. Thanks so much! Pinning right now!

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4 Kevin @ Closet Cooking June 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

What a tasty burger!

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5 Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake June 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

My mouth is watering!! This looks incredible and what a genius idea to make fajitas into a burger!

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6 amanda @ fake ginger June 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Mmm, love this! I’ve never been a fajita fan but as a burger? Yep, I could get into it!

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7 Chrissy June 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Oh my, this looks amazing!! Your pictures are gorgeous, as usual!

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8 Joanne June 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I like this cheese and carbs mentality. And a burger without a bun is barely a burger at all! Yay for turning this moldy situation into something delicious!

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9 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie July 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Oh my gosh. I must have these. The cheese! It’s just oozing out all over the place demanding to be devoured while oozing all over your hands.

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