Chicken Satay Burgers

Chicken Satay Burgers

I am back from my short vacation in Vegas and just in time to enjoy some amazing warm weather right here in Toronto! In fact it has been almost warm enough to be full on summer and that means that it is time to get some grilling on! I have had the idea for these chicken satay inspired burgers on my mind for months and now that with the warmer weather it was time to make them! The basic idea behind these burgers is to include all of the flavours of tasty Thai style chicken satay right down to serving them topped with a spicy peanut dipping sauce! In chicken satay the meat is normally marinated in a marinade before being grilled so I started out by seasoning the ground chicken for the burgers with a slight variation of the satay marinade along with an egg to help hold things together. After the chicken has been seasoned it is formed into patties and grilled and these burgers are just that easy to make! I served the burgers topped with one of my favourite guilty pleasures, a spicy peanut sauce along with some Thai inspired slaw to provide a contrast in textures though you could easily go with other options like cucumbers and onions.

Chicken Satay Burgers

Chicken Satay Burgers

All of the flavours of Thai chicken satay in burger form topped with a spicy peanut sauce and a Thai inspired slaw.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds, toasted and ground
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, ground
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, peeled & chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 4 buns
  • 4 leaves of lettuce
  • 1/2 cup spicy peanut sauce
  • 1 cup Thai slaw
  • 1 handful peanuts, coarsely chopped
Directions
  1. Mix the chicken, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, lemongrass, shallot, garlic, ginger, chili sauce, fish sauce egg, and cilantro.
  2. Form the mixture into 4 patties making a small indentation in the middle.
  3. Brush the grill with oil, and heat it to medium.
  4. Grill the patties until cooked, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  5. Assemble the burgers and enjoy.

Tip: You should be able to find the lemongrass in a local Asian grocery store. If you cannot find the lemongrass you can replace it with lemon zest.

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16 comments:

Mommy Moment said...

Wow, these look awesome Kevin! How was the trip?

Kevin said...

Mommy Moment: It was fun but it is good to be back in the kitchen and to get some sleep! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mighty scrumptious! A great choice of flavors. Satay is so delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Looks really tasty Kevin, I'll be giving these a try this weekend.
Paul

Touria said...

tnx for this recipe so delicious!!!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

Wow, if this is what you can cook when you're tired from traveling, I can only imagine what's on offer when you're raring to go.

I love satay chicken and have never put it in a sandwich. Silly me. This would make me supremely happy.

Joanne said...

I made a supposedly "thai" dish last night that was WAY not thai enough for me. Now I'm craving this!

Jesse said...

I can get everything but the lemongrass. Any subs for this?

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Huh, now I think I need a fast trip to Vegas! Love this flavor combo...

Kathleen Richardson said...

After seeing the photo and reading the ingredients, I'm hooked on this dish, Kevin!

ilhan said...

Your photos are fantastic. I've written your recipe . Thank you. I also wait you to my blog.

Kevin said...

Jesse: You can replace the lemongrass with lemon zest. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I love Thai and had just found another package of ground chicken in my freezer.....perfect! I am so glad I found your site! Thanks for caring and sharing!

Rachel said...

YUM YUM YUM! I gotta try this one! You always have such creative recipes. And beautiful pictures!

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I made these and they taste great, but were hard to form because they were too wet. What did I do wrong? I followed the recipe exactly, but whisked the one egg.

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: The only thing that I can think of is that your ground chicken was particularly moist in which case you can add some bread crumbs to the mix.

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