Thai Chicken Burgers

These chicken burgers with Thai inspired flavours are the best chicken burgers I have ever eaten (if I do say so myself). The photos definitely do not do them justice!

These burgers are great on a bread roll, in a wholemeal wrap or wrapped in something like a big lettuce leaf or a blanched cabbage leaf. I personally prefer the cabbage leaf to a bread roll and even managed to convince my partner that it is better as well!

I do most of the preparation for the burger patties in a food processor or blender, including making the chicken mince from chicken breast and the breadcrumbs from some lightly toasted bread. Everything in this recipe can be chopped in the processor.

Try some additional toppings like bean sprouts, grated cucumber or crushed peanuts - yummm.

What you need to make 6 patties:
For the patties:
  • 500g chicken mince
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander (cilantro) (I used almost a whole bunch)
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (I used gluten free organic tamari - a stronger soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
For the toppings:
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 6 tbsp natural plain yoghurt (I used Greek)
  • 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • handful torn lettuce leaves (or lettuce mix)
  • other options - chopped roasted peanuts, bean sprouts
For the bun:
  • 6 wholemeal bread buns OR 6 large lettuce leaves OR 6 large cabbage leaves quickly blanched until they are just soft and bend easily (I used savoy cabbage)

What you need to do:

 If using a processor:
  • process the bread into breadcrumbs
  • process the spring onions, green chilli and coriander together until finely chopped
  • process the chicken into mince
If you aren't using a processor you will have to chop everything by hand.

Add all of the ingredients for the chicken patties together in a bowl and mix. Form into 6 patties with your hands (around 120g each). If you have time, put the patties in the fridge for an hour to develop the flavours.

Preheat a grill with some oil over a low-medium heat for around 5 minutes each side.

Serve on your choice of 'bun' and top with your choice of toppings.

Make it naughty: top the cooked patties with cheese and give them a quick grill.


Unknown said...

I'm making it tonight and putting it over baked potatoes.