Homemade Chicken Burgers

15 Jul

Who loves a good burger?

I know we do. Especially a burger that is loaded with so many fillings that you can’t fit it all in your mouth and the sauce runs down your hands and chin.

The good thing about homemade burgers is that you can tailor them to suit your families dietary requirements, which today includes an increasing number of food allergies making take-out a no go, and they are super easy to make. You can use chicken or beef or fish or veggies combined with any number of herbs and spices at your disposal. Chicken is more affordable than any other meat variety (including Fish) in Geneva and so chicken was the ideal meat for today’s burgers.

Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s good for you…

We used skinless chicken breasts for our burgers instead of pre-minced meat because it is a lean cut of meat and although it will take you longer to prepare the meat for use, you will be guaranteed a healthier meal.  In fact, many would regard chicken breast as the benchmark for lean meat.  What you may not know is that chicken also is packed with a broad range of vitamins and minerals is a great source of protein, containing all the essential amino acids needed to repair the body and support a healthy immune system. Protein also fills you up, so it will stop you over eating and keep you fuller for longer, increasing energy and encouraging weight loss.

Great news! Now for the recipe.

For the patties you will need…

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 175g/6oz each), cubed **A good guide is 1 chicken fillet per person**
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • small piece fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander, plus a few sprigs to garnish
  • 1 green chilli, seeded and roughly chopped
  • a handful of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Step 1: Toss the chicken, garlic, ginger, onion, coriander, chilli and breadcrumbs into a food processor and season well. Blitz until the chicken is finely ground and everything is well mixed. Use your hands to shape six small cakes (or whatever size you want really). If you don’t have a food processor you will need to finely dice all the ingredients and it will still work perfectly well.

Step 2: Heat the oil in a frying pan, then fry the cakes over a medium heat for about 6-8 minutes, turning once.

Step 3: Make a burger!

Chicken Burger

Chicken Burger

As you can see in the picture, thick slices of country bread lightly toasted were used instead of hamburger buns, then I added mayonaise, sweet chilli sauce, cheese, tomatoes, beetroot, fried egg and lettuce. Oh yeah, and the chicken burger of course!

Bon appetit!

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