FoodKayiuchicken, entree

Asian Chicken Burgers

FoodKayiuchicken, entree
Asian Chicken Burgers
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I got a brand new food processor. I know, I know. How could I live and cook without one for so long? What I got isn't very big which is exactly why I chose it. I live in New York City, using my countertop space efficiently while I'm cooking can be challenging sometimes. I figured a 4-cup food processor would do, and I still want to keep my knife skill sharp (no pun intended ;)

So to test out the new toy, I chose to make these Asian Chicken Burgers because i've been meaning to. Using the food processor to ground up chicken breasts takes like 8 seconds. But if you want, you might be able to find ground chicken at your local grocery store.

This is a great beef burger alternative. Here are some of the ingredients:

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I got this mini grater a while ago, it's perfect for grating ginger.

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Mix it all up along with soy sauce, sesame oil, and sriracha.

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Then it should look like this:

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Perfectly fine if you wanna cook these on the pan.

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If you like pickles, go for it! And sweet chili sauce is highly recommended. (Try this low-sodium version by Ginger People)

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Asian Chicken Burgers

You'll need:

  • 1.5 lb of chicken breast (or ground chicken)
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of sriracha
  • 1 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp of grated ginger
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • 4 oz of water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro
  • optionals: pickles sweet chili sauce

Approach: 

  1. Cut chicken breasts into smaller pieces, then ground with a food processor.
  2. Put the ground chicken in a mixing bowl, add soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  3. Mice garlic, grate ginger; chop scallions, water chestnuts, and cilantro.
  4. Combine all ingredients, form 1/2" patties if preferred.
  5. In medium heat, pour some olive oil onto the pan. Add chicken burgers and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then flip and cook the other side, until golden brown.
  6. Serve on a sesame bun with pickles, spring mix salad, and sweet chili sauce.