No recipe can offer too much flavor for Assistant Food Editor Ann Taylor Pittman. Her burger is made spicy with Thai chile paste and rounded out with a sweet, creamy Thai-style peanut sauce. Onion sprouts, which look similar to alfalfa sprouts, have a pungent bite. You can find them next to the alfalfa sprouts in many supermarkets.
To prepare sauce, combine first 6 ingredients, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
To prepare burgers, place onions and next 5 ingredients (onions through chicken) in a food processor; process until coarsely ground. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place rolls, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each roll; top each serving with 1/4 cup sprouts, about 1 tablespoon sauce, and top half of roll. Yield 4 servings.
So I followed reviews and made a couple changes - I added about a cup of panko to hold the very wet mixture together, used white onion (because I don't like green), and put the burgers in the fridge for a bit to firm up. They were fantastic! I even kind of forgot about them on the grill and thought I had overcooked them and screwed them up, but they were delicious. I had two! The sauce and sprouts is a must, and it really doesn't need anything else. My only complaint is that while it made enough meat for 6 burgers - I don't like them too thick - it only made enough sauce for 2 burgers. I do like a lot of sauce. I served with chips and strawberries. I think next time I will make some Asian cucumber salad.
Tasty burgers and a creative way to cook chicken breasts for a quick weeknight dinner. The peanut sauce was very tasty and worth the effort of making it yourself.
Be sure to put these burgers into the refrigerator (I put them in for about 20-30 mins) before cooking to firm them up.
This burger is tender and tasty. The blend of Asian flavors in a burger is a pleasant change from the everyday dinner fare. I used the Kitchen Aid to grind my own chicken breasts for these burgers which made for a very moist patty with fresh chicken flavor. I could not find sprouts in the store so I substituted with a crisp lettuce. Be sure to use low sodium soy sauce or the peanut sauce is too salty.
My husband and I have this about every other week. It is easy and fast to make. The only thing I change is less garlic chili sauce because it is pretty spicy. The peanut sauce if perfect with it. A side of edamana goes great! I like to by the already ground chicken to make it faster.
This is one of my all time favorite CL recipes. We make a double batch and freeze some for later easy grilling over a few months. I use already ground chicken, add the rest of the ingredients, pop in the freezer briefly to firm up and they are perfect. My sister now makes them regularly too and my husband always requests them especially in the summer time. The perfect foodie spin on a healthy burger and with a TON of flavor. Yum!
I was going through recipes, and thought it sounded good, but then when I started to make it, I panicked, and thought, hmm, this doesn't sound all that exciting, but it was really good. I used ground turkey, instead of the chicken. I also added a little panko, as the meat mixture was pretty soft.
I think if this thing came together in an ideal way it would be excellent; however, I had trouble with it. Like a few others, I had problems with these things coming apart a bit on the grill. If I'd had a grill grate with less space between the grates, then this may not have been as much of a problem. in any event, I finished it in a broiler and it turned out alright. Perhaps just using the broiler would be a better option. I'd also double the sauce. The problem is that the sauce is very thick, and as a result, a lot of it stayed stuck on the whisk, leaving less than 4 TBSPs to put on the four burgers. Other than that, they did taste pretty good, so I think that if it all came together correctly, this would be a very good burger variation.
Tasty alternative to a hamburger. I used ground turkey because that's what I had on hand. Will try it with chicken sometime because we enjoyed it. I was concerned that the patties would not survive the grill & didn't want to add any binders so I simply browned them in a non-stick pan. I thought the peanut sauce could use a bit of a kick so I added a couple drops of Sriracha and a couple drops of honey. It gave it more depth. Served it with a spicy kale salad.
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