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Thai Chicken Burger

by , Chef , Blanc Burgers + Bottles, Leawood, Kansas

Thai Chicken Burger

Makes 3 burgers

The hoisin, cilantro, ginger, and chile sauce in this recipe from Chef Eggers work together to give this Smart Chicken burger a surprising Asian tang that you’ll love.

    • Burgers
    • 1 pound ground Smart Chicken
    • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (Asian chile sauce)
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
    • 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
    • 3 sesame hamburger buns, toasted if desired
    • Slaw
    • 2 cups napa cabbage, julienne
    • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced on the bias
    • 1/2 cup carrot, julienne
    • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

    Preheat grill to high, about 400°F, and brush grates with oil.

    Combine all the burger ingredients together until seasonings are well dispersed. Divide the mixture into 3 portions and shape into patties.

    Place chicken patties on hot grill for about 5 minutes, allowing the burgers to get a good sear so they do not fall apart. Flip the burgers over and grill for another 5 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.

    Toss the slaw ingredients together.

    To assemble your burger, generously spread the top and bottom buns with Thai mayonnaise. Place the grilled chicken burger on the bottom bun and top with 1/2 cup of slaw mix. Lean the top bun against your burger for a nice presentation.

      • Thai Mayonnaise
      • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
      • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
      • 1 tablespoon red Thai curry paste
      • 1/2 tablespoon ginger, chopped
      • 1 cup mayonnaise

      Sauté red onion and Thai curry paste in sesame oil for about 5 minutes, then let cool in refrigerator. Once cooled, combine the sautéed onions with the fresh ginger and mayonnaise in food processor. Pulse until smooth.

      Toss the slaw ingredients together.

      Pairing: A hoppy ale with a little bit of citrus and sweetness to it will pair well with this burger.