Asian Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce

We are amazed at how many Moms tell us their families like to venture out and taste kid-friendly versions of new ethnic recipes like this one and the ones to follow. These Asian burgers do sport a little heat thanks to the chile paste and ginger. Cool, crisp lettuce leaves provide a good balance.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 18 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 347
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 2.4 g
Protein 34.7 g
Carbohydrate 34.7 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 915 mg
Calcium 83 mg

Ingredients

1 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts, coarsely chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon chile paste with garlic
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 (2-oz.) sandwich rolls with sesame seeds
4 lettuce leaves, thinly sliced
Bottled peanut sauce (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium (300° to 350°). Combine chicken, green onions, chile paste, ginger, soy sauce, and salt in a food processor; process until coarsely ground. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

2. Grill patties over medium heat 4 minutes on each side or until done. Meanwhile, place sandwich rolls, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Serve patties on sandwich rolls with lettuce and peanut sauce, if desired.

MENU IDEA FOR 4 * Asian Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce * Baked vegetable chips

GROCERIES NEEDED Check staples: soy sauce, salt * 1 lb. skinned and boned chicken breasts * 1 bunch green onions * 1 jar chile paste with garlic * 1 small piece fresh ginger * 4 (2-oz.) sandwich rolls with sesame seeds * 1 head green leaf lettuce * 1 bottle peanut sauce (optional) * 1 bag baked vegetable chips

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October 2006